Words for a Cause...

...A Literary Foundation

Words for a Cause is a non-profit literary foundation founded by American author, Yolonda Sweitzer. The foundation was established to inspire writers to donate to causes that are important to them. To date, Yolonda and fellow writers have donated a portion of their book proceeds, totally over $3 million, to the following organizations.


  • Doctors Without Borders, USA

  • American Red Cross

  • The American Cancer Society

  • The Nature Conservancy

  • World Wildlife Fund

  • United States Fund for UNICEF DBA UNICEF USA

  • Natural Resources Defense Council

  • Save the Children

  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

  • The Columbus Zoo & Aquarium

  • World Vision

  • American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

  • Wounded Warrior Project

To promote young adult interest in the creative arts, particularly creative writing, Words for a Cause Foundation sponsors the Novel Cause Scholarship Program.

A Novel Cause Scholarship Program

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Scholarship: A Novel Cause Scholarship
Provider of Scholarship: Words For A Cause Literary Foundation
About: Provides budding writers the opportunity to get a scholarship for continuing education in the areas of Literature, English, Creative Writing,  
Award Amount: $250, $500, annual grand prize of $1,500.
Number of Awards Available: 3
How to Apply: Entries must be works of prose, up to 17,000 words in length, submitted along with a cover letter explaining who you are and why you are submitting for one of our scholarship awards. We regret we cannot consider poetry. However, all fiction is welcome. We put no restrictions on genre.
Where to Apply: A Novel Cause Scholarship Program

                              Please email all materials to: bookbunsforauthors@yahoo.com
Eligibility: The contest is open only to high-school seniors enrolled in a U.S. college or university in one of the above mentioned or related fields of study. Applicants must also be those who have not professionally published a novel or short novel, or more than one novelette, or more than three short stories, in any medium. Professional publication is deemed to be payment, and at least 5,000 copies, or 5,000 hits.

Deadline to Apply: January 15th in the year of the applicants high-school graduation. Prizes awarded on or about April 30th.


Yolonda Sweitzer

Actress | Author | Blogger| Screenwriter 

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