Glow-Up, Grow Up Scholarship Slam


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


Glow-ups aren't just about making it out of your "awkward stage" — they're about transforming as a person, too. Let's face it, you've changed a lot as you've gotten older. That's not a bad thing; as you learn more, your perspective shifts and opinions can change. The person you are now isn't the same person you were when you were a child.

What was an experience that made you realize you weren't a kid anymore, and what do you know now that you didn't know back then?

Sometimes we have to go through difficult experiences that cause us to grow up. Other times we grow simply because we learn more about ourselves and the world every day. Maybe you've learned to be more tolerant of others, or gotten a better idea of the future you want to build for yourself. Or maybe you've gone from despising broccoli to "hey, this isn't half bad" (also a big step). Reflect on how your mindset has changed between childhood and now including your own internal glow-up. Tell us in a poem about when you realized you were growing up, 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, June 27, 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.
bring me back to to those days. let me relive sweet youth once more. the trips to candy stores.
1 hour 10 min ago
Until I realized I was grown   Bouncing down the convenience store aisle
1 hour 14 min ago
Sleepy eyes brimmed with dreams of knights on white horses
1 hour 23 min ago
Kneading my gloved hands into latex-encased oblivion, I watched the five year old girl, who lay limp as the doll she was holdin
1 hour 37 min ago
My life has been lived backwards,like a subsequent story of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. I can’t quite remember a moment
1 hour 53 min ago