$1,000 William Warder Norton and Company 2023 Norton Writer’s Award

Written by David on May 10, 2023

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Scholarship details

  • Area of study

    Creative Writing
  • Country of the Scholarship

    United States
  • Scholarship Valid Until (Year)

  • Type of scholarship

    Bachelor's scholarship
  • Scholarship amount given

    $1000 - $3000
  • Type of scholarship administrator

  • Mode of scholarship (Online/Offline)

  • Applier's country

  • Expenses covered

  • Scholarship Contact Details

    W. W. Norton & Company, Inc. 500 Fifth Avenue New York, New York 10110 Tel: (212) 354-5500 Fax: (212) 869-0856

The Norton Writer’s Prize is awarded annually to an undergraduate student who has produced an exceptional original piece of nonfiction. Participants must be at least 17 years old and enrolled full-time in an accredited two- or four-year college or university during the academic year 2022–2023 to be eligible for the competition.


About the Scholarship Provider:

William Warder Norton was conceived on September 17th, 1891 in the city of Springfield, which is located in the state of Ohio, in the United States. He was the only child of his parents, a patent lawyer named Percy Norton and an accountant named Emily (Warder) Norton. The family of his English ancestor had relocated to Springfield, Vermont, from Jericho, where they had been living previously. His mother hailed from a family that had fled Philadelphia about the year 1800 in order to avoid contracting yellow fever. She passed away when her son was just two years old. His great-uncle was John Aston Warder, who was a physician, gardener, and forester in the state of Ohio.


1923 saw the beginning of W.W. Norton & Company, which had previously been known as the People’s Institute Publishing Co. William Warder Norton and his wife, M.D. Herter Norton, were responsible for publishing in booklet form lectures that were given by other individuals at the People’s Institute in New York City. Cooper Union was the adult division of the school. After moving to New York from Columbus, Ohio in order to engage in the import-export sector, they initially operated the People’s Institute Publishing Co. as a side business. The Nortons became full-time publishers not long after the demand for the lectures, some of which were given by the most prominent intellectuals of the period.

Norton kept his interest in adult education, served as the treasurer of the American Friends of Spanish Democracy, chaired the Joint Board of Publishers and Booksellers on multiple occasions, was the president of the National Association of Book Publishers in 1934, and was the president of the Publishers Lunch Club. He also maintained his interest in adult education. He served as the head of the Council on Books in Wartime, a collaborative effort between the publishing business and the government that led to a massive influx of paperback books being sent to the people serving in the armed forces. These books included approximately 1,180 unique titles and a total of 123 million copies.


SeNSS is one of only 14 Doctoral Training Partnerships in the United Kingdom that is sponsored by the ESRC, and they will be offering a handful of fully-funded ESRC doctoral studentships beginning in September 2023. SeNSS is one of the only 14 Doctoral Training Partnerships in the United Kingdom that is sponsored by the ESRC.


Scholarship Sponsor(s): William Warder Norton and Company

Scholarship Country: United States of America

Scholarship Worth: $1,000

Study Level: Undergraduate

Nationality: International Students


Scholarship Offer:

  • In 2023, three cash awards in the amount of $1,000 each will be granted for coursework that was turned in during the course of the academic year. One prize will be given in each of the following three categories:
  • Writing produced by a student who is enrolled in their first year at a 2- or 4-year institution or university
  • Writing produced by a student enrolled in a university or college that offers degrees in two years
  • Writing done by a student at a college or university that offers at least four years of study


The Gustafsson & Skrondal Visiting Scholarship is administered by the University of Oslo’s Centre for Educational Measurement (CEMO). As part of the visiting scholar program, CEMO and the University of Oslo host a number of young researchers from Norway and elsewhere each year.


Eligibility for Scholarship.

  • The Norton Writer’s Prize competition, often known as the “Contest,” is accessible to those who have reached the age of 17 or are older and who are currently enrolled in an approved two- or four-year college or university for the academic year 2022-2023.
  • Employees of W. W. Norton & Company, Inc. (“Sponsor”), including its member businesses, subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, and agents, as well as members of their immediate families and people living in their households, are ineligible to enter or win the contest. This also applies to the employees’ immediate family members and persons living in their houses.
  • Winners and runners-up of prior competitions are not eligible to enter this on



The William Warder Norton and Company 2023 Norton Writer’s Award is open to all International Students


If a student enrolls in one of the degree programs offered by SOAS University of London, they may be eligible to receive a fee waiver award in the amount of £5,000. This award is available to students who are interested in receiving a degree from SOAS University of London.


Application Procedure

  • The length of your submission must fall in between 1,000 and 3,000 words. Literacy narratives, literary and other textual analyses, reports, profiles, evaluations, arguments, memoirs, proposals, multimodal pieces, and other forms of original nonfiction will be considered for publication if they were written by a student aged 17 or older as part of the fulfillment of an undergraduate course requirement at an eligible institution. All eligible prizes will be considered for awarding to entries that have been submitted in line with the Official Contest Rules; however, no single submission can win more than one prize. Anyone who is or has been a student of one of the individuals serving as judges is unable to enter the competition or win, and any entry that is recognized by even one of the judges will be dismissed automatically.


Application Deadline

The application deadline for the William Warder Norton and Company 2023 Norton Writer’s Award is June 15, 2023.

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