GoStartABlog was created as a way for us to give back to the writing community that has given us so much over the years. Writing has given us the freedom to do what we love every day and we share all of our techniques with others through this website.

All of our years of experience have gone into turning this website into one of the top resources for new bloggers. We have been able to help hundreds of people start their own blog and are ecstatic to offer the Young Writers Scholarship to help the next generation afford education.

Scholarship Amount
$1,000 USD

Eligibility Requirements

  • Each applicant must be enrolled in a graduate program, undergraduate program, or be a high school senior (one year prior to college) who has a valid acceptance letter to attend a university
  • Each applicant must be able to present proof of enrollment to the university so the scholarship payment can be made to their financial aid account
  • Each applicant can only win the award once (Scholarship is offered yearly)
  • Each applicant may only submit one (1) application per year
  • Any falsification of information or plagiarism of the essay will result in disqualification from the award
  • Application is open worldwide. Writing isn’t constrained by country and we don’t want to limit the number of students that we can help
  • Submission must be received no later than 11:59pm on March 1st, 2018

Terms and Conditions

GoStartABlog (GoStartABlog.com) is dedicated to protecting your privacy and personal information. By participating, you consent to the collection, storage, and disclosure of personal information as outlined in the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy. If you cannot agree to these terms, please do not participate. All rights and ownership of submitted content are transferred to GoStartABlog, irrespective of selection for scholarship offers. GoStartABlog reserves the right to publish any submissions once the submission period has elapsed. Winners will be selected by GoStartABlog, by the criteria of their choice.

Application Process

  1. Create an original essay on the topic ‘Writing has given me the opportunity to…’. It must be between 2000-2500 wordsto be eligible.
  2. Fill out the following Google Form found here. (Click Link) It will walk you through filling out:
    • First and Last Name
    • School & Intended Major
    • 300-500 word biography that will be included in a blog post if you are the winner of the scholarship
    • Essay


In general, the information on this page answers most questions. If you have a specific question that is not answered above, please send it to scholarship (at) gostartablog.com with the subject ‘Scholarship Question’.

Good Luck!

Anna & Julian
Creators of GoStartABlog