High School Poetry Scholarship

2020 High School Poetry scholarship

1st Place - $1,500

2nd Place - $1,000

3rd Place - $500

  • The competition is open to any Ohio high school senior (class of 2020) who will enroll as a full-time student at Kent State University.
  • All entries must be original and unpublished.
  • Each entrant must submit one document containing three poems and a one-page essay describing their interest in poetry.
  • Each poem should be no more than 100 lines long.
  • The poet's name should not appear on the poems or essay.
  • In the cover letter section, include the poet’s name, address, email and telephone number, as well as the name of the high school the student is attending, and the title of the poems and essay submitted.  Entries missing any of this required information will not be accepted.
  • All entries will be recycled after the winner has been chosen.
  • Entries must be submitted between January 15, 2020, and April 1, 2020.  Early or late entries will not be accepted.