Announcing The Wattpad Scholarship

scholar_twitter Today we’re thrilled to announce the launch of The Wattpad Scholarship. It’s an opportunity for five students in the US and Canada to receive a $1,500 scholarship towards their educational aspirations.

“At Wattpad we know stories can change lives. They have the power to entertain, connect, and most of all inspire people to achieve their dreams,” said Wattpad Co-founder and CEO Allen Lau. “The Wattpad Scholarship gives students an opportunity to use the power of stories to further their education. Every Wattpad story takes you on a journey, and now we hope it can even help take you to university.”

To apply for the scholarship, students are asked to share a true story on Wattpad about something that has impacted their life. Students are encouraged to be creative and write in a format of their choice, be it essay, biography, letter, confessional, or any other form they like. Applications are accepted until August 15th, 2015.

Finalists will be selected by a committee that includes Wattpad Co-Founders, Allen Lau and Ivan Yuen. Five scholarships worth $1,500 will be awarded. Winners will be announced this fall. Full details can be found here.