The iWRITE Literacy Organization offers students in the 3rd-12th grades the opportunity to submit short stories, poetry and artwork to our annual publishing contest called, I Write Short Stories by Kids for Kids. Each year we pick 65 winners to be published in our anthology and invited to our big annual book signing celebration in Houston, Texas.

Join our team of published kids and be sure to submit your online applications by May 31st. First round submissions are accepted Spring 2017 through May 31st. Finalists will be named September 1st. Our 65 Winners will be announced on our website and published in the next anthology, released in the wintertime. All winners will receive one complimentary copy of the anthology and tickets to the book signing celebration.

Ends on October 16, 2017

Named after twelve-time published iWRITE Author Sarah Young, the Young Textbook Scholarship is awarded annually to an Undergraduate college freshman at his/her selected university or community college based on his/her academic achievement, recommendations and scholarship essay. 

The Scholarship is only awarded to the student after he/she is accepted into his/her university or community college. The awarded funds must only be used on textbooks and school supplies. The scholarship covers the cost of up to $2,000 and are awarded on a competitive basis. 

The Young Textbook Scholarship will be conducted in three stages.

1. Submission of the Young Textbook Scholarship Application and Official Transcript
The application must be completed only by the student. The applicant must have his/her high school or college send an official transcript to the iWRITE Scholarship Committee. 

No application will be considered for the scholarship unless the application and official transcript are both received by the deadline. 

The application deadline is October 16, 2017.

Postal Mail / Email for Transcript Submission:

Attn: iWRITE Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 266597
Houston, TX 77207

Programs & Communications Coordinator

2. Selection of Scholarship Recipient
The Scholarship Committee will evaluate all applications and select the 2017 recipient in October 2017. 

3. Announcement of Recipient / Essay Publication
The recipient of the Young Textbook Scholarship will be announced at our 8th Annual I Write Short Stories Luncheon in November.The iWRITE Luncheon media sponsor, CKW Luxe Magazine will publish the 2017 iWRITE scholarship winning essay in their Spring/Summer edition.