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Hey High School Writers! Earn College Tuition $$$.
Submit Your Work to PSWG Scholarship Program

Most recent winners:

2023 Marielle Lazaro
Cathedral City High School

2023 Haley Meberg
Rancho Mirage High School

2022 Wendy Cadena
Desert Hot Springs High School

2021 Vianey Holguin
Coachella Valley High School

Palm Springs Writers Guild Scholarship

In a continued effort to motivate young writers, the PSWG scholarship program will offer a $2,000 scholarship in 2024.

How to Submit Your Work:
See application for details

High School Writing Contests

Our next event? Poetry Slam at Indio High School [date tba]

At last year's Poetry slam, The Guild awarded cash prizes to these five students.

Left to Right: Isaac Zarco, Isaac Zamora, Diego Perez, Destiny Ocon, and Melissa Ramirez.

What's Ahead in 2024-25

Help Coachella Valley students achieve proficiency in the writing of Screenplay, Short Story, Essay, and Poetry. Donate today to our scholarship fund.

Education Mission Statement

The Palms Springs Writers Guild education mission is to inspire and nurture Coachella Valley writers, including student writers, by honing their writing skills, developing their imagination, and reaching for the stars.

Why Writing Skills Matter

“Strong writing skills are a requirement for people who aspire to a career in writing, education, engineering, IT, healthcare, the arts, politics, and business.” *National Center For Education. Through writing contests and scholarship programs, the Palm Springs Writers Guild aims to motivate our local students to develop an interest in writing.

For more information, please contact Judalon Manes, Director of Education.