The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards program has been recognizing students with creativity since 1923 by way of scholarships.
SAWA is currently accepting calls for 2015 entries. All students (grades 7 – 12) are encouraged to participate as there are over ten million dollars in scholarships readily accessible to student artists and writers.
The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, a nonprofit organization, states that their mission is to “identify students with exceptional artistic and literary talent and present their remarkable work to the world through the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Students receive opportunities for recognition, exhibition, publication, and scholarship.”
Deadlines vary by region, so hurry and enter at http://www.artandwriting.org.