Desire to Inspire Scholarship Slam


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


We all need a little inspiration sometimes. Inspiration is what excites us, motivates us, and pushes us to create new ideas. It's amazing how we can find inspiration in the most unlikely places, and often when we are least expecting it.

What is something that inspires you?

We want to know how you've found inspiration. Maybe you found it talking to someone new? Exploring your surroundings? A book or other work of art that really hit you in the feels? Who knows, your story might just inspire someone else! Tell us in a poem about what inspires you 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, February 6, 2020. 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.
My ancestors are Explorers          during divine twilight become Jordan river sailors baptized in north star
36 min 5 sec ago
1995, the war has ended, a family with a three year old little girl
1 hour 57 min ago
Who are you? Who is the person you see in the mirror? What do you look forward to when you wake up?
2 hours 36 min ago
Snowfall. Dawn.   Today’s a new day; I woke up under a tree.
2 hours 42 min ago
Something that cannot be viewed with the naked eye Feeling without touching
3 hours 45 min ago