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HRC's Creative Writing Scholarship Deadline Extended!

Published: 05/13/2019



First Place: $750

Second Place: $500

Deadline: June 10, 2019

No Minimum GPA Necessary

500 Words Maximum


Riverside’s Human Relations Commission is offering students a chance to win a scholarship worth up to $750. This wonderful opportunity is not exclusive to college-going students, and there is no minimum GPA requirement to participate. To enter, please submit a creative writing piece incorporating the HRC’s mission statement themes of equity, diversity and equal opportunity. Along with their entry, participants must include a cover letter explaining how they plan to use the prize money to further their education or training towards their goals. This may include funding a summer coding camp, taking art classes, typing certification, training and apprenticeship programs-the sky’s the limit!

Who: High school juniors and seniors

What: In alignment with the Human Relations Commission's (HRC) mission statement, the HRC is awarding scholarships to Riverside students that may not qualify for traditional scholarships

How: Submit entries to hrc@riversideca.gov by June 10th, 2019

Requirements: 500 word maximum creative writing piece related to the mission statement of the HRC. Ex: poem, song, essay etc. Participants must include a cover letter explaining how they plan to use the prize money for education or training towards their goals

HRC Mission Statement

The City of Riverside's Human Relations Commission advocates for equal opportunity, justice, and access in the City to services and opportunities. The Commission fosters mutual understanding and respect between people, encourages education and outreach and develops and promotes programs which work to eliminate prejudice and discrimination.

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