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Mitchell S. Jackson Scholarship for Writers of Color

Mitchell S. Jackson Scholarship for Writers of Color is open to incoming college freshmen of color who are pursuing a degree in writing, journalism, or a related field. At least one scholarship will be awarded.

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.
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.


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