Smith Publicity, one of the leading book marketing and book publicity firms in the publishing industry, (www.SmithPublicity.com) is offering a one-time $1,000 scholarship to one high school or college/university student. The scholarship will be awarded to the student who submits the best essay on persuasive writing. We chose this topic because it’s an important part of the book marketing services we provide.
The spring 2014 winner, Kelci Weidenaar said, “I truly love writing and it meant a lot to me to win this scholarship from an organization like Smith Publicity! It’s opportunities like this that are helping my educational dreams come true!” Kelci will be a freshman at Central Christian College of the Bible in Moberly, MO this fall.
There are some guidelines for submissions. Essays may not exceed 1,500 words and should address the following points: the most essential elements of persuasive writing; at lest one personal example of how the student persuaded someone through writing; and comparative analysis of the art of persuasion through written language versus verbally.
Essays must be submitted with a cover sheet including the student’s address and phone number. They will then be evaluated, and the winner chosen, by Smith Publicity senior staff members. The deadline for submissions is December 1, 2014, and the winner will be announced on January 5, 2015. The one-time $1,000 payment will be made, on the winning student’s behalf, directly to the college or university that the student will be/is attending.
Submit essays to:
Smith Publicity, Inc.
Attention: Brittney Karpovich
1930 E. Marlton Pike
Cherry Hill, NJ
We look forward to seeing your submissions.