Career Specific Scholarships - Writer

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Disney/ABC Television Writing Program


Sponsored by: Disney/ABC Television Group
Amount: $50,000
Apply by: Varies
Description: Applicants must be age 21 or older. They must be able to work in the U.S. legally. Professional writing experience is not necessary, but applicants must have strong spec script writing skills. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.
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Julianne Malveaux Scholarship


Sponsored by: National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs Inc.
Amount: Varies
Apply by: March 1
Description: Applicants must be enrolled as sophomores or juniors at an accredited college or university and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Students may major in related fields such as public policy or creative writing.
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Playwright Discovery Award


Sponsored by: VSA Arts
Amount: Up to $750
Apply by: June 1
Description: Applicants must be students in grades 6-12. Applicants are to create an original one-act script of less than 40 pages that documents the experience of living with a disability. Applicants themselves need not be disabled, but the script must address the issue. Selected scripts will be performed for middle school, high school and adult audiences. First and second place winners will have their plays performed at the JFK Performing Arts Center.
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