Writing the College and Scholarship Essay

Welcome, Incoming Juniors and Seniors! 

Applying for college or a scholarship? Interested in developing the skills you need to write a college essay that stands out from the crowd?

Get a head start and sign up for Writing the College and Scholarship Essay, a week-long summer workshop. At the end of the week, you will have revised drafts of two college/scholarship essays. These sections will be kept smaller in order to provide more individual guidance. 

• Read and analyze successful college and scholarship essays
• Perfect your personal style
• Write sentences that stick out
• Draft, revise, edit, and share a college essay that will get you noticed by schools

Past Participants have said…
“I was extremely thankful to have a solid start to my essay going into the college application season.
I applied to ten schools and was accepted into seven.” 

“Thanks so much for teaching my son! I loved the essays he wrote and
would absolutely recommend the program.” 

Workshop Details

Tuesday-Friday, June 20-23, 2023

Location: Grant High School, 2245 NE 36th Ave, Portland, OR 97212

Morning Session:  9 a.m. -12:00 p.m. 
Afternoon Session:  12:30-3:30 p.m.

Cost: $150, $100 for free/reduced lunch students 

This workshop is currently full. Add your name to the waitlist to be contacted if space becomes available.

About the Instructors

All Oregon Writing Project college workshop instructors are full-time high school educators. They have completed an intensive four-week summer institute on the teaching of writing, plus three follow-up college classes that lead to the Certificate in the Teaching of Writing. These courses focus on learning effective teaching strategies, prompts, and pacing.

The Oregon Writing Project (OWP), is a collaboration program between Lewis & Clark and metropolitan or rural area schools and districts, and offers programs designed to improve the writing of Oregon’s K-12 students and teachers.