America the Great?! Scholarship Slam - CLOSED


Wanna win $1,000 for college? Thought so. Keep reading to find out how.


"Does that star-spangled banner yet wave / O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?" The United States of America has always been on a mission to achieve greatness through reconstruction. But change comes slowly, and not all change is for the better. More than 7.6 million people are unemployed in the United States, and only 35% of high school students continue to pursue studies in college while 75% of citizens agree that race relations in the country are at an all-time low. So how well does the state of the nation reflect the national anthem?

What is your personal relationship with the country?

We want to know if you think America is great as-is, or if there are areas that need to be improved upon. Tell us in a poem if there are changes that need to be made to the country and why, for your chance to win.

Note: This is a sweepstakes scholarship. That means a winner will be chosen from a random drawing.


  1. The basic requirements are this: (1) you are 25 years of age (or younger), and (2) you are a current or former high school student who will attend or is attending college within the U.S. or its territories.
  2. Add an original poem to Power Poetry by Wednesday, May 10, 2017. You'll need to register as a member of our community first. 

Got questions? Our scholarship FAQ and contest rules should have the answers. If they don't, feel free to contact us.



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WARNING! Some poems contain explicit language.
I was born in a place where i can be free I am not a teacher but let me teach
5 years 4 months ago
I would vote for the poet. I would go to him and give him my vote. I would vote for him with silence, white,
5 years 4 months ago
The Three L's
Always remeber to LIVE without regret  so you won't have guess what if.  Always remeber to LAUGH in life
5 years 4 months ago
We the people the steeple of our country, that we hold so dear, do salute and sing to this tune even though we do not hear
5 years 4 months ago
A canvas requires a combination of color to be completed.
5 years 4 months ago