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The $500 Sylvia K. Burack Scholarship

Award:
$500 and a year's subscription to The Writer

Judges:
The Writer editors

Deadline: March 1, 2005

Description:
The Sylvia K. Burack Scholarship is a writing award for a full-time college student. The scholarship is awarded in memory of Sylvia K. Burack, The Writer's longtime editor-in-chief and publisher. Burack was known for her dedication to helping writers and editors.

Requirements:
Must be 18 or older, a full-time undergraduate or graduate student in a university or college in the U.S. or Canada. Must be enrolled full time in college in order to receive the award. Verification will be required.

Rules:
1. Enter a 600- to 800-word essay about a writer or book you turn to again and again for inspiration. Tell how and why this inspirational treasure influenced your writing.

2. The scholarship is open to students in the United States or Canada who are enrolled full time at a college or university.  The winner will be asked to provide proof of enrollment.

3. Only one entry per student will be accepted.

4. Deadline: Entries must be postmarked by March 1, 2005.

5. Format: Submit your essay with a cover page that states the essay title (do not use the topic as the title), word count, author's name, address, phone number and e-mail address. Place only the title (not your name) at the top of each page of the essay. Entries must be typed and double-spaced on standard letter-size paper. Number each page. Paperclip the pages together.  Do not use staples.

6. Send entries to: Sylvia K. Burack Scholarship, The Writer, 21027 Crossroads Circle, P.O. Box 1612, Waukesha, WI 53187-1612.

7. Entries will not be returned. Do not send originals.

8. The scholarship winner will be announced in May 2005 and will receive $500.

Upon request, The Writer will send sample copies of the magazine to college teachers who would like to distribute them to their students. For free copies of the magazine or other materials, or special classroom subscription rates, contact Elizabeth Runyon at
erunyon@kalmbach.com
or 262-796-8776, ext. 567.