January 5, 2023

Award will be presented to an incoming student who enrolls in the University’s Bachelor of Arts in Writing program next fall.

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J., Jan. 5, 2023—Centenary University has announced a new $500 scholarship that will be offered to an incoming student who plans to enroll in the University’s Bachelor of Arts in Writing program for the fall 2023 semester. The winner of the competitive award will be selected by a scholarship committee at the University.

For consideration, scholarship applicants must be accepted by Centenary University for fall 2023 and submit a 650-word writing sample addressing this prompt: How do you think technology like artificial intelligence (AI) or virtual reality (VR) will change how writers write in the future? Submissions will be evaluated based on theme, artistic vision, personal voice, and technical skill. The scholarship is open to both incoming first-year students and transfer students.

“This scholarship will recognize a talented student who aspires to a career in writing,” explained Lisa Mastrangelo, Ph.D., associate professor of English and director of composition at the University. “Through the Bachelor of Arts in Writing, Centenary prepares students to succeed across the broad spectrum of careers in the field, from journalism to creative to professional writing.”

The Bachelor of Arts in Writing at Centenary University provides a broad-based educational approach that exposes students to many genres of writing. It is designed to meet growing demand in the profit and nonprofit sectors for employees who can think analytically and communicate clearly across a variety of platforms. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects above average job growth over the next decade in fields including public relations, technical writing, and content creation for advertising and marketing firms.Entries for the Centenary University writing scholarship must be received by 5 pm on Jan. 30.

Click here for complete scholarship requirements and to submit an entry.


Founded in 1867 by the Newark Conference of the United Methodist Church, Centenary University’s academic program integrates a solid liberal arts foundation with a strong career orientation. This mix provides an educational experience that prepares students to succeed in the increasingly global and interdependent world. The University’s main campus is located in Hackettstown, N.J., with its equestrian facility in Washington Township.