Fight the Fear Scholarship Slam


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


"Always do what you are afraid to do." This phrase popularized by the poet Ralph Waldo Emerson hits close to home with all of us as we've had to conquer our fears, big and small. Doing something you're afraid of always starts off terrifying but the experience can be rewarding in the end — the hardest part is taking the plunge and getting out of your comfort zone.

How did you overcome one of your fears, and what did you learn from the experience?

Fear can be your best friend or your worst enemy — it can motivate you to move to a better place but it can also hold you back if you let it. Have you been afraid of trying something new? Accomplishing a certain task? Or maybe your fears lie in insecurities about yourself? Tell us in a poem how you've fought your fears 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 Tuesday, March 5, 2019. 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.
Waking up thinking about the things that you said It was real Loved you
16 min 48 sec ago
I was stuck in a place of pain, torment and no end. There was no way out, only a black hole without an end,
48 min 27 sec ago
Too many thoughts inside my head Wishing I could disappear
51 min 48 sec ago
Early morning, I eat fear for breakfast. I leave the warm comfort of my bed and throw myself into the cold, reckless,
1 hour 6 min ago
I’m sitting here, typing, like i do every single other night.  tonight my mind is running in a million different directions,
1 hour 33 min ago