Virginia Writers Club to Award Scholarship

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The Virginia Writers Club (VWC) will award a $2,000 college scholarship to be presented by August 1, payable to the college in the awardee’s name.

The following Virginia residents are eligible to compete for the VWC College Scholarship(s):

High School Students – Applicant must currently be a high school or a home-schooled senior who will be enrolled at an accredited college or university during the next academic year. Must have a GPA of 2.0 or better on a 4.0 scale.

College Students – Applicant must be a college/university freshman who has a writing-related major (i.e., English, Journalism, etc.) Freshmen who are former VWC High School Scholarship awardees are also eligible. Must have a GPA of 2.0 or better on a 4.0 scale.

Included in the scholarship requirements is an assigned essay topic.

The 2019 essay topic is:

“Tell about someone who inspired you and the effects of that inspiration on your writing life.”

For information on formatting requirements for the essay and additional information needed for the application process, please download and view the following document: REQUIREMENTS, GUIDELINES & APPLICATION (PDF)

The scholarship application deadline is June 1. For more information contact Charles Tabb, Chairperson of the VWC Centennial Scholarship Committee, by phone (366) 407-7732 or by email.

The Virginia Writers Club is a leading organization of seasoned and aspiring writers who are dedicated to fostering the art, craft, business and advocacy of the literary arts throughout the Commonwealth. The Virginia Writers Club has 10 chapters and 3 sub-chapters located throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. Much of the programming such as critique groups, workshops, retreats, and book fairs take place at the chapter level. For more information, visit Write by the Rails, the Prince William Chapter of the Virginia Writers Club at


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