2024 Blunt Scholarship Open Now

A graphic with the letters "The Blunt Scholar" to promote the Blunt Scholarship

The 2024 Blunt Scholarship is officially open for applications! If you love to write and want $1,000, then you should consider applying. Open to all PLNU undergraduate students!

According to the Blunt Scholarship Agreement 4.b,“The purpose of the Blunt Scholarship is to support witty, gifted, and idealistic students with a radical edge who write and publish their work. The ideal candidate will be someone with intellectual curiosity, who is well read, socially conscious, and who has formed opinions and beliefs that challenge the status quo. Candidates should feel a sense of responsibility to the larger community and have thought about their relationship to it.” 

Details about the scholarship are included below or at the link here. Open to all undergraduate students who have a gift for writing and earned at least a 3.5 GPA during the fall semester. The deadline is April 1 at 12pm PST, so be sure to apply today! 

How to Apply: Applicants must submit a published sample of their writing and a 1-3 page personal essay describing with wit and wisdom why they should be selected as a Blunt Scholar. Two letters of recommendation from faculty members, staff, and/or fellow students (who are familiar with the Blunt) must accompany the application. The essay and letters should reveal—with an edge of creativity and sarcasm—why the applicant fits the image of the Blunt Scholar and would fulfill the purpose of the scholarship program. The selection committee considers a published writing sample to be a work published or produced in any non-professional forum, including high school and college works, online publications, and multimedia productions. The venue and date in which the work was published should be referenced. 

Where to Send: Please send applications to Madi Bucci at mbucci@pointloma.edu. She will then pass them along to the alumni Blunt Selection Committee for review. The Blunt Scholar will be announced by May 1, and the scholarship will be applied in the following academic year (2024-25). 

Questions? Email Madi at mbucci@pointloma.edu. Thanks!