As part of its promotion of literacy, Rim Country Chapter of Arizona Professional Writers sponsors a $1000 scholarship for a graduating high school senior – either home schooled or at a Rim Country school – or for a college student. Funds for the scholarship come from proceeds of the Arizona Professional Writers sale of the book, Skirting Traditions.

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 2024.

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

  1. Two letters of recommendation from a teacher at your high school or college;
  2. A one-page (500 word) 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 writing/communication (including blogs) – print or online format.

Email to: Marie Fasano,

For more information, email or call Marie Fasano at or 928-978-5139

The deadline for receiving your materials is April 4th, 2024.

Click here to download the Communications Scholarship Application Form.