$5000 for your brilliant college-bound kid…?

Dear Ones!

I wanted to tell you about this really cool contest, which not only rewards great writing, but is judged by great writers…

If you know and love a high school senior, let them know about "Extra Credit" – a scholarship program recognizing excellent college application essays. Just have the kid post their gorgeous slaved-over essay on Medium.com (link is below) by May 19 and somebody could win $5,000 for college!

The judges are an amazing line-up: Wally Lamb, Anna Quindlen, Mary Roach, Jeff Kinney and my pal Kelly Corrigan.

Winners will be announced June 2.


What a wonderful way to recognize and reward talented future-writers…


Extra Credit FAQ
Everything you need to know

via Elizabeth Gilbert’s Facebook Wall