The English Department is pleased to offer Wilson English Scholarships to deserving and interested high school students (rising 10th – 12th grades) for this summer. Students who want to explore their writing talents through workshops in poetry, fiction, non-fiction and other types of writing such as journalism, screen-writing, and play-writing are eligible for these awards. Through these programs, students should strengthen their love for writing, enjoy living in a writing community, and nurture their writing in ways they can bring to bear on our school. Students may choose a program offered below or find one on their own, subject to approval.
DEADLINE FOR THIS YEAR IS
Friday, January 12, 2018
The Wilson English Grant recipients are chosen from students in the current 9th, 10th, and 11th grades. Applicants should show the following interests:
- a passion for writing and the study of English at MBA;
- an interest in pursuing writing-related fields;
- a willingness to use his skills and knowledge developed in these programs to participate in MBA’s publications and contribute to building a writing community on campus.
- Please complete the application form on the right and submit it to your English teacher by Wednesday, January 11, 2017.
- Note that there are approved programs below, but you may research your own program and include its description on the application.
- If you are awarded a grant, you will complete the application requirements for your particular program in a timely way.
Upon completion of the program, students will be expected to:
- write a report of their experience;
- present a portfolio of work written during the workshop or course;
- enter writing contests and find other ways to feature their experience by joining MBA’s Red Poets Society or by writing for a student publication;
- act as resources for the next group of student Grantees.
The Wilson Grant will cover the cost of tuition (full or partial) for the course or program. Additional room and board fees will also be considered, as well as travel costs. Method of payment and/or reimbursement will be arranged after the Wilson Grants have been awarded.
Students should be aware that some programs may incur additional costs or require additional fees. Any miscellaneous costs beyond the approved program costs will not be covered.
- The fees for these programs differ significantly. Generally, the Wilson English Grant will cover up to $5,000 of the total cost, though some years there might be an exception.
- There are many creative writing programs across the country. We’ve searched for quality choices, but since this is our third year to give these grants, you should research your selections to ensure they fit your interests. Note: Some of these programs have far more competitive admissions than others.
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