PBS Walt Whitman Essay Contest for the USA and Canadian Students

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PBS Walt Whitman Essay Contest for the USA and Canadian Students

Walt Whitman Film is now offering an exciting Walt Whitman Essay Contest to help students bring their talent in front of the world and gain recognization. This competition encourages high school, undergraduate, and graduate students, to apply. Candidates from the USA and Canada are invited to send their applications. Winners will get handsome award amount that can be used toward educational expenses such as tuition, fees, books, applying to schools, etc.

To apply to this program, you have to describe someone from the past who particularly inspires you. This individual could be a writer, artist, scientist, activist, reporter, political leader, industrialist, or inventor, to name a few examples, and could be from any country. Your theme could have lived in the far-away or recent past but is no longer living. Your Essays will be evaluated based on how well the thoughts are articulated and must be an innovation of thought.

Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) was founded in 1952 private, nonprofit American company whose members are the community television stations of the United States and its unincorporated territory. The association provides its member stations with programming in society, educational, and scientific places, and news and community relationships but do not produce programs. PBS control centers are in Alexandria, Virginia, outside Washington, D.C.

Brief Description

To get quick information regarding the program, please check out the table below:

Organization  Public Broadcasting Service
Educational Level  High school juniors or seniors and graduate/undergraduate  students
Subjects  All
Amount  $500
Access Mode  Online
Number of Awards  one
city  All
Nationality  Domestic
Country  USA
Application Deadline  January 31, 2022
Application Fee  N/A

Who is Eligible?

The eligibility criteria for the following scholarship are as follows:

  • You must be a high school sophomore, junior, or senior.
  • You must be the residence of the U.S. or Canada.
  • You must be an undergraduate/graduate at an accredited U.S. or Canadian college, university, or community college.

How to Apply?

To apply to the program, you have to write a written or video performance essay on the following topics:

  • Write a traditional essay (500 – 1000 words).
  • Create a video essay (3-10 minutes). The video can take any form you are reminiscent of, maybe engage other people if you desire. The use of music and metaphors is optimistic but not necessary.
  • Express yourself in a performance essay (3-10 minutes). The video might take the form of a rhyme, song, dramatic monologue, or dance presentation.

With any essay, please include:

Your full name, High school or college name you be present at, City and state/province /territory where you exist, Your high school grade or school year, primary email address,

Email your written essay as an attachment and your video performance essay to waltwhitmanfilm@gmail.com


They will choose one winner who will receive a scholarship of $500 to be used for educational expenses. This award amount may reduce your financial burden.

Application Deadline

The application has been open, so hurry up; maybe you are the winner of this contest. Entries are open till December 1, 2021. After this deadline, no applications will be accepted.

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