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.
I don’t know what my future holds,  Or what will happen when it unfolds. 
25 min 17 sec ago
My inspirations Are the people I have seen And places I’ve been  
30 min 35 sec ago
I am there, the walls closing. The lights darkened. The bad place.
1 hour 52 min ago
What is there to be inspired about? Can I find a path, a way to get out? Should I rise when I break, or I fall down?
2 hours 50 min ago
It started as two Then grew to what we have now We are related
3 hours 29 min ago