As part of its promotion of literacy, Rim Country Chapter of Arizona Professional Writers sponsors a $500 scholarship for a graduating high school senior at a Rim Country school. Funds for the scholarship come from proceeds of the Payson Book Festival.

Eligible students must intend to study journalism, broadcasting, marketing, creative writing, or another area of the communication field at an Arizona college or university in the fall of 2018.

Students must download the Application Form, fill it out, and submit it, along with the following:

  1. A letter of recommendation from a teacher at your high school;
  2. A one-page letter that includes information about your background, what you would do with the scholarship, and the reasons you want to study journalism or another form of communication;
  3. Two samples of your published writing/communication – print, online, or video format.

Send to: Arizona Professional Writers Scholarship Application, P.O. Box 1495, Payson, AZ 85547 or via email to

The deadline for receiving your materials is April 1, 2018

Click here to download the 2018 Communications Scholarship Application Form.