Glow-Up, Grow Up Scholarship Slam — CLOSED


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


Glow-ups aren't just about making it out of your "awkward stage" — they're about transforming as a person, too. Let's face it, you've changed a lot as you've gotten older. That's not a bad thing; as you learn more, your perspective shifts and opinions can change. The person you are now isn't the same person you were when you were a child.

What was an experience that made you realize you weren't a kid anymore, and what do you know now that you didn't know back then?

Sometimes we have to go through difficult experiences that cause us to grow up. Other times we grow simply because we learn more about ourselves and the world every day. Maybe you've learned to be more tolerant of others, or gotten a better idea of the future you want to build for yourself. Or maybe you've gone from despising broccoli to "hey, this isn't half bad" (also a big step). Reflect on how your mindset has changed between childhood and now including your own internal glow-up. Tell us in a poem about when you realized you were growing up, 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 Thursday, June 27, 2019. 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.
सहारा ढूंढने निकला था, एक छत ढूंढ़कर आया हूँ निशान ढूंढने निकला था, मैं ख़त ढूंढकर आया हूँ
3 years 3 months ago
I used to ride in the backseat to practice.  There was hardly a day that I missed
3 years 3 months ago
Dear Diary, It’s around 10 o’clock 
3 years 3 months ago
The moment I was laid down on ground of my parents room unknowning understanding the concept of you 
3 years 3 months ago
Two jobs, a car, insurance, and high school Balancing clubs, volunteering, and friends:
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