National High School Poetry Contest

🏆 Available: 8
💰 $500
⏳ Rolling

Last year this scholarship received 10,000 applicant(s). $2,900 was awarded to 9 applicant(s).

Scholarship Description

Award to encourage the youth of America in the pursuit of literary exploration and excellence, and to help provide a venue in which American High School students may share their poetic works.


  • All U.S. high school students are eligible to enter this contest. That eligibility is continuous until June 30 of their senior year.
  • Only poems written in the English language can be judged. Foreign phrases are acceptable only with a translation provided.
  • Only ONE poem per poet may be entered during any 90 day span.


The Easterday Poetry Award of a $500.00 college scholarship will be awarded to the American High School Poets, “Poet of the Year”. In addition there will be 4 “Best of Issue” Winners ($500 scholarship prize, 1 selected each quarter) and 4 Editor’s Choice Selections ($100 scholarship prize, 1 selected each quarter). There will also be hundreds of “JUST POETRY!!!” and Topical Winners. ALL WINNING POEMS WILL BE PUBLISHED.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must currently be in high school
  • Award is available to U.S. citizens

Application Requirements

  • Special requirements exist (These are specified in text.)
  • Poem

How To Apply

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Donor: Live Poets Society and JUST POETRY!!! magazine

Society provides scholarship awards, and since its inception in 1998, has provided a venue for high school poets to share their work with other like-minded students.