2017 Virginia B. Ball Creative Writing Scholarship

Announcing a call for applications for the 2017 Virginia B. Ball Creative Writing Scholarship, deadline December 1, 2016.

The contest is open to all students in grades 8-11 as of Fall of 2016. For first time in the history of the Scholarship, Interlochen Center for the Arts will award not just one but three scholarships. Three young writers will be awarded scholarships for excellence in three of the following genres: literary fiction, sci-fi/fantasy, YA fiction, poetry, spoken word, personal essay/memoir, screenwriting, playwriting, and hybrid genre.  

The three winners will each receive a $20,000 scholarship for every year enrolled at the Academy. The faculty will then designate one of the three genre winners the grand-prize winner, awarding them an additional $15,000 for a total award of $35,000.

The grand-prize winner will be selected based on the strength of their entire portfolio.