Mitchell S. Jackson Scholarship for Writers of Color
Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Students may apply through email only. There is no printed application required, no resumes, letters of recommendation or any other documents. Candidates must complete a 2-3 page essay on the question: How has language helped to shape your identity? The question is based on author James Baldwin's essay “If Black English Isn’t a Language, Then Tell Me What Is.”
The purpose of the scholarship is to help a student of color who wishes to pursue a degree in writing, journalism, English, communication, or a related field. Each essay will be judged by a team of lawyers from the NW Injury Law Center, and the winner will be selected by Mitchell S. Jackson.
The scholarship is offered by the NW Injury Law Center in Portland, Oregon and named for Mitchell S. Jackson, a Portland, Oregon native who received his M.A. in writing from Portland State University and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from New York University. He has been the recipient of numerous awards and currently serves on the faculty of New York University and Columbia University.
The deadline for this scholarship is usually in DECEMBER of each year, and the award amount is usually $1,500.
For more details, visit www.nwinjurylawcenter.com/mitchell-s-jackson-scholarship