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2020 Scholarships

For College-Bound High School Students

The Amelia Island Book Festival is pleased to present two scholarship opportunities to the high school students of Nassau County. 

Applications are now closed for the Christa Powell Walley Scholarship for $2,000, available for students seeking college education in the communications or creative writing fields.


In the memory of their late daughter, the Powells joined with the book festival several years ago to co-fund an annual college scholarship dedicated to encouraging young writers in their pursuit of a literary or communications career.

In addition, we have a new Amelia Island Book Festival Scholarship funded by the AEL Family Foundation for $5,000, available for any area of study. However, this scholarship requires a writing sample based on a specific topic. This year the topic is: 


"Why does education matter to you?"



The scholarship winners will be announced at the Authors Expo on Saturday, February 15, 2020