City Of Rolla Weekend Updates (Aug. five, 2011)

The message to shop local continues to be sent to the Rolla community after the Rolla City Council authorized the State Back to College Sales Tax Holiday” in April 2009 for the very first weekend in August, which this year falls among Friday, Aug. La Sierra University has established a $10,000 initial-prize and $five,000 second-prize scholarship to recognize higher college seniors who have demonstrated excellent in writing a quick story, essay, or poem. This scholarship is open to students who have graduated with a 3. GPA and are enrolling at La Sierra University with a key or minor in English.

The University will disperse the prize money over four years with the stipulation that the award-winners maintain a 3. GPA. The San José State University gives 1-year fellowships in inventive writing this contains fiction writing, drama writing, inventive nonfiction, and biography writing. Arizona State University is inviting enrolled full-time undergraduates to enter this year’s RIVA Award, an arts and humanities contest that awards a stipend of $1,000.

The Dobie Paisano Fellowship Program sponsored by the University of Texas provides writers and authors privacy, worthwhile time, and a relaxed spot to develop their writing project about Texas. Bucknell University funds the Philip Roth Residence in Inventive Writing, which awards a $four,000 stipend and a four-month residency on campus to the very best aspiring creative writer of fiction or nonfiction in 2015.

Dupont is seeking submissions from U.S. high school students (7th-12th grade) for its 2014 DuPont Challenge Science Essay Competition, which will award over $one hundred,000 in prizes and accolades to students who have written the best essays on how science can enhance our world. The goal of the competition is to inspire students to consider about how science, study, technologies and improvement can fulfill the demands of our planet for food, energy, and preservation.

Besides free lodging on campus, the writer is also provided an workplace in the Stadler Center for Poetry, the literary hub of Bucknell University. New York University is sponsoring The Matthew Energy Literary Reporting Award which delivers a collective stipend of $12,500 to recognize an emerging journalist or nonfiction literary writer for his or her writing talents and investigative work that explores facts about the human condition. This scholarship is open to students in a major degree system or other field of study at the university. The University also pays a for a semester-long course in teaching typical or skilled undergrad creative writing.