2019 Book Marketing Scholarship Winner

Persuasive Writing Scholarship for Texas H.S. Senior

Smith Publicity has announced the winner of its 2019 book marketing scholarship.

Addie Harpold of Oak Point, TX, has been awarded $1,000, which will be applied to tuition costs at Texas Tech University, where Harpold will attend in the fall of 2019 as a freshman. 

Addie Harpold

“We offer this scholarship every year to a high school or college student who submits the most compelling essay on persuasive writing, including a comparative analysis of the art of persuasion through writing versus verbally,” says Smith Publicity CEO Dan Smith. “Persuasive writing is a core component of book marketing and book publicity. Our publicists pitch media every day, typically beginning with a written pitch or press release.”

Harpold’s essay, titled “O.J. Simpson, a Kitten, and the Gutenberg Press- the Elements of Persuasive Writing,” blended seemingly disparate topics into a compelling examination of the art of persuasive writing.

“I’m beyond excited to have won this scholarship because that means I was able to help myself through college doing something that I am very passionate about, and that is writing,” says Harpold. “I was challenged to think outside the box for this essay prompt, and I am always enthusiastic about experiences like that. Thank you, Smith Publicity!”