Our 2014 winner of the $1,000.00
Young Creative Writers Scholarship
Sponsored by La Mesa-El Cajon AAUW
and the Grossmont College English Dept.
Two Tickets to the AAUW Author’s Luncheon
Co-sponsored by the La Mesa-El Cajon American Association of University Women
(AAUW) and the Grossmont College English Department, this annual writing contest is
open to all young women in East County high schools. It is our goal to celebrate and
support young women who are breaking through barriers as a “First Female.”
WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A “FIRST FEMALE”
Take the topic of “First Female” and demonstrate how it relates to you in a short
personal essay. While one student may be the first in her family to attend or finish high
school, another may be the first to apply for or to be accepted to college. Additionally,
other “firsts” such as achievement in academics, sports, drama, music, dance, art, and
community service, as well as more personal “firsts,” such as those related to family,
travel, friendship, and overcoming adversity are possibilities.
Essay should be titled, typed, double-spaced and 750 or fewer words. In the left-hand
corner, please include the author’s name, phone number, e-mail address, and high
school. Essays should be emailed to Sydney Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org
(please type “First Female” in subject box).
Essay must be emailed by midnight on Friday, March 7, 2014.
Winner and Honorable Mentions notified: Sunday, March 16, 2014
Winner must be available to read her essay at AAUW Author’s Luncheon:
Saturday, March 29, 2014.
For a current list of grants and scholarships available to Grossmont College students,
please visit "Financial Aid & Scholarships" on our college website.
The Creative Writing Program at Grossmont College also thanks our loyal and
supportive sponsoring agencies, who help us to inspire our community with grants,
contests, and creative writing events such as the annual Literary Arts Festival.