Mynd Matters is thrilled to announce our 2020 Vanessa Y. Bryant Literary Scholarship contest for juniors and seniors living in Peach County, GA.

The Vanessa Y. Bryant Literary Scholarship was established in 2018 in memory of Vanessa Yvette Bryant. Bryant, a native of Fort Valley, GA, and graduate of Peach County High School, was an avid reader and talented writer that supported academic causes and instilled the importance of education into her daughters. The Vanessa Y. Bryant Literary Scholarship is funded by Mynd Matters Publishing, which is headquartered in Atlanta, GA and owned by Vanessa’s eldest daughter, Renita Bryant.

The Scholarship will be awarded to a junior or senior living in Peach County, GA, and this year’s essay theme is related to the core of what Mynd Matters Publishing does–amplify the voices of others.

The scholarship recipient will receive:

  • A cash prize of $500
  • A spotlight in the Mynd Matters Publishing newsletter and social media


• There is no cost to participate.
• All entrants MUST be juniors or seniors living in Peach County (GA) as of March 20, 2020.
• Essays will be accepted January 27, 2020 – March 20, 2020. The winner will be announced at the PCHS awards ceremony.
• Essays must be typed, in English, standard font (Times, Arial, Garamond), 12 pt, double-spaced, between 750 and 1,000 words. They must address the 2020 theme of “amplify.”

When something is amplified, it is made louder or greater; it becomes more intense. What is it that you have to say that the world needs to hear? How would you want your voice to be amplified and what do you believe those around you will learn by listening to you?

• Only one submission per entrant.
• All questions should be directed to VYBScholarship@myndmatterspublishing.com with the subject line: 2020 Vanessa Y. Bryant Scholarship Submission.