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Ralph A. Haworth Writers Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

The Ralph A. Haworth Writers Scholarship Program was established by his family to assist high school seniors from select Chicago high schools who love to write and plan to continue their education in writing related college programs. Renewable scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student’s choice.

This scholarship program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor, and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability or national origin.


Ralph Andrews Haworth (1933 – 2009) was a man whose enthusiasm for the written word started early in life. Ralph published poetry, wrote advertising copy for Sears, Roebuck & Co., acted in plays, and served our country with the U.S. Army. He used his bachelor’s degree in journalism in many ways and wished to foster the education of other budding writers from the Chicago area with this scholarship program.


The Chicago Community Trust is a community foundation dedicated to strengthening the Chicago region and improving the lives of the people who call it home. For more than 100 years, the Trust has served as a trusted philanthropic partner, connecting the generosity of donors with community needs by making grants to nonprofit organizations working to create lasting change. Following the creation of a new strategic plan in 2019, the Trust stands committed to addressing Chicago’s legacy of systemic inequity and closing the racial and ethnic wealth gap, while continuing to respond to the critical needs of our most vulnerable residents. The Trust administers more than $360 million in annual grantmaking as part of its commitment to equity, opportunity and prosperity for the Chicago region. To learn more, visit

The application program will be available again in April. Please return then to view the updated Eligibility and Awards for the 2021 academic year! If you are an applicant who would like to discover more scholarship opportunities you might qualify for, please continue to the Scholarship America Hub and sign up!

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