Scholarship ScholarshipThe HelpTeaching Scholarship is OPEN! Please contact us for more information., a platform focused on providing high-quality resources for teachers, tutors, homeschool parents, and others who work in the field of education, offers an annual scholarship for students in high school and college.

Prizes Awarded: $1,000 USD

Deadline: June 1st (every year)

Scholarship Rules and Eligibility Requirements

  • Write a short story or informational article for children (400-800 words) 
  • Applicants may only submit one piece for consideration

  • Applicants may not be a family member of anyone employed by

  • Applicants may not submit content that has been previously published online

  • Applicants may submit their own original work without getting help from anyone

  • Applicants must be current High School or College Students located in the United States or Canada

Scholarship Guidelines

For a better idea of the type of content we are looking for, check out the entries from our latest winners and finalists.

Stories and articles will be rated from 0-5 based on the following criteria: 

Short Stories for Children

  • Creativity/Innovation

  • Value to Students

  • Quality of Content

  • Grammar, Spelling, and Punctuation

The applicants with the highest scores will move on to the final round of the scholarship competition where a winner will be chosen by a team from The stories from finalists will be published on with attribution.

Note: Applicants should review the content currently found on to help understand the style of stories and articles we are looking for. However, applicants are NOT required to submit questions to accompany an article or story. If chosen for publication on the site, contributors will develop their own questions to accompany the text.

Scholarship Tips

When submitting an entry, consider the following:

  • Avoid standard college admission essays (including pieces written for Common App) or essays previously written for class
  • Think outside of the box and come up with a unique way to present a subject
  • Avoid fairy tales and animal fables (we receive tons of these and it's hard to stand out among them)
  • Try not to start with Once Upon a Time
  • Consider the age level the piece appeals to and ensure content and language is appropriate for the level
  • Avoid highly controversial topics unless presenting a balanced viewpoint
  • Watch your grammar and punctuation

Terms will not share the names or personal information of applicants with anyone other than employees of and the school where the applicant chooses to send the scholarship. However, applicants grant the right to use and edit their submissions for publishing on with full attribution and have their name, grade, and school information shared on social media. Applicants and finalists may choose to opt-out from having their work published on Winner will be contacted within two months of the submission deadline, but reserves the right to not award the scholarship if there is a lack of quality submissions.

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