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Applications open for Centenary University writing and innovation scholarship

Award will be presented to an incoming student who enrolls in the University’s Bachelor of Arts in Writing program next fall.

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ, (Warren County) — Applications are open for the Writing and Innovation Scholarship at Centenary University.

The $500 scholarship will be awarded to an incoming student who plans to enroll in the University’s Bachelor of Arts in Writing program for the fall 2024 semester. The winner of the competitive award will be selected by a scholarship committee at the University.

For consideration, scholarship applicants must be accepted by Centenary University for fall 2024 and submit a 650-word writing sample addressing this prompt: How do you think technology like artificial intelligence (AI) or virtual reality (VR) will change how writers write in the future? Submissions will be evaluated based on theme, artistic vision, personal voice, and technical skill. The scholarship is open to both incoming first-year students and transfer students.

“Now in its second year, this scholarship will recognize a talented student who aspires to a career in writing,” explained Lisa Mastrangelo, Ph.D., associate professor of English and director of composition at the University. “Through the Bachelor of Arts in Writing, Centenary prepares students to succeed across the broad spectrum of careers in the field, from journalism to creative to professional writing.”

The Bachelor of Arts in Writing at Centenary University provides a broad-based educational approach that exposes students to many genres of writing. It is designed to meet growing demand in the profit and nonprofit sectors for employees who can think analytically and communicate clearly across a variety of platforms.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects above average job growth over the next decade in fields including public relations, technical writing, and content creation for advertising and marketing firms.

Entries for the Centenary University writing scholarship must be received by 5 pm on Jan. 30. For complete scholarship requirements and to submit an entry, click here.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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