Peevish Pen

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Location: Rural Virginia, United States

I'm an elderly retired teacher who writes. Among my books are Ferradiddledumday (Appalachian version of the Rumpelstiltskin story), Stuck (middle grade paranormal novel), Patches on the Same Quilt (novel set in Franklin County, VA), Them That Go (an Appalachian novel), Miracle of the Concrete Jesus & Other Stories, and several Kindle ebooks.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Two scholarships

I’d like to make readers of this blog aware of two scholarships just in case you—or someone you know—might be eligible.

A 2009 high school graduate: The Hanover Writers Chapter of the Virginia Writers Club is offering a $500 scholarship to a Virginia high school senior who shows promise in the craft of writing and who will enroll in a Virginia college this fall.

To enter, the student (home-schooled students are also eligible) must write an 500-1,000-word essay about a book that has influenced his/her life. The deadline is March 21, 2009. More information is here:

An older student: The Roanoke Valley Branch of the League of American Pen Women will grant a scholarship of a minimum $100 to a woman age thirty or older who has either returned to college or entered college for the first time, and who is taking one or more classes for credit in the arts, letters, or music at a college or university within 75 miles of Roanoke. The money is to be used either for supplies (textbooks, art supplies, paper, software, etc.) or for other expenses related to college attendance.

Women interested in receiving the grant for fall 2009 must apply to the Roanoke Valley Pen Women on or before May 1, 2009. More information is here:



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