Poetry Contest AWard

Words have the power to shape realities. Poetry is one avenue that people use to show the power of words. Project SPEAKS, Inc. has created this scholarship/award to encourage people to use poetry as a way to reflect and describe the world as they know it.

Award Amount: $500                                               

Award Quantity: 2                                           

Deadline: August 31, 2021

Eligibility Requirements: In order to apply to this award, applicants must meet the following criteria:


  • Have graduated or will graduate from a United States high school (or have earned or will earn a high school equivalency diploma) by the end of the 2020-21 academic year or Be a currently enrolled undergraduate or recently admitted graduate student


  • Have an unmet financial need; or are considered low-income status


*Financial Aid Award letter, School/Class Schedule, College Admission letters, Letters from High School/College Advisors are all acceptable documents for evidence


Application Requirements:


  • Submit an original poem based on the prompt provided (*see link below)


  • Provide evidence of eligibility requirements

Evaluation Criteria: Poems will be evaluated on the basis of:

  • Originality

  • Creativity 

*For prompt: CLICK HERE 

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*Please do not submit documents with personal information such as social security or birth certificate. If you have any questions regarding application materials, email: wearespeaks@gmail.com