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Arizona High School Student Scholarships

Full conference registration for high school students in Arizona

The Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing is thrilled to offer a number of scholarships to the Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference for individuals who are currently enrolled as full-time high school students in Arizona.  

Scholarships provide full registration to the Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference and recognition in the conference program.

Please note: students attending high schools outside of Arizona are ineligible to apply. Students must also have parental or guardian permission to attend. 

Applications are due Friday, November 22, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. Arizona time. 

To learn more about the scholarship, keep reading or submit an application.

For other conference scholarship opportunities, you can view other scholarships.

To learn more about the Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference, you can meet our faculty or view this year's schedule

Arizona High School Student Scholarship Eligibility

To be eligible for the Arizona High School Student Scholarship, individuals must be currently enrolled as a full-time high school student in Arizona.

Please note: individuals who are attending schools outside of Arizona are ineligible to apply. Students must also have parental or guardian permission to attend.

No additional support for travel, lodging, or other financial assistance is available at this time.

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Scholarship Application Process and Guidelines

Applications for the Arizona High School Student Scholarship are simple, and consist of answering a set of questions around your interest in the conference, your relationship to creative writing, and the conference's personal and professional impact (500 words or less each):

  • What is your relationship to creative writing
  • What interests you in attending the Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference in 2020?
  • How will the conference benefit you as a student, writer, or reader? How will the conference help you to achieve your personal or professional goals?
  • Why did you apply for this scholarship? 

Important Dates

Arizona High School Student Scholarships for 2020 are now open! Applications will be open until Friday, November 22, 2019 at 11:59 PM Arizona Time. All applicants will be informed of selection no later than December 20. 

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More Information

For more information about the Arizona High School Student Scholarship, contact Conference Consultant Felicia Zamora at Felicia.Zamora@asu.edu.