Scholarships are Fun When They’re Not NOT Fun

Today I’m sick. Sick in a sneezy, sniffly, cough-y, haven’t-showered-at-all-y kind of way. So, I figured I’d take this advantage to research and apply for all those scholarships I have previously neglected. Some of them are quite fun. If you’re looking to apply for fun, creative scholarships, go here:

While some scholarships are super cool, others are boring and cliche and ask you to describe how you’ve been inspired by the movie Rocky or why you like Twinkies so much. I don’t like Twinkies and can’t really lie about that for an entire essay, so I had to pass. But while searching around for scholarships to apply to, I found a lot of small colleges that described themselves aptly. One did not.

College bio: “Not only are we a beautiful campus in an ideal location with a great staff and lively student life. We also give out degrees.”

There are a lot of essay-based awards and even some based on journalism, which is super cool. I suppose that I did not have as much to say as I previously thought. Next time, I’ll post something pertinent to writing. I swear. Maybe.

For lack of a better closing paragraph, enjoy the following musical number:


About Derek Berry

Derek Berry is a novelist and spoken word poet. Derek is the author of Heathens and Liars of Lickskillet County (PRA Publishing, 2016). He co-founded and organizes The Unspoken Word, a literary non-profit based out of Charleston, SC, which provides an intendent home for the poetic arts through regular readings, workshops, and community fundraisers. He is on the Executive Board of the Charleston Poetry Festival, the inaugural production of which will be Fall 2017. His work has appeared in The Southern Tablet, Cattywampus, Charleston Currents, Illuminations, RiverSedge, and other journals.He has performed in venues across the United States and Germany. He has worked as a photographer’s assistant, busboy, and bookseller. He currently works at a curation facility for Cold War History.

Posted on November 25, 2011, in career, Theatre, Writing and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. I LOVE Little Shop of Horrors … I just finished seeing it again a few weeks ago.
    Good way to help pass the time while your sick.
    Get well soon …

  2. Hope you feel better, Sneezy. Where are the other Dwarfs? Your Pal, Doc.

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