JASNA conducts an annual student Essay Contest to foster the study and appreciation of Jane Austen’s work. Several hundred students compete for scholarship awards each year.
Complete details in addition to
past contest winning essays
answers to FAQ
can be found at
Essay Contest Web Page
For educators a printable poster is available at
Information about The Jane Austen Society of North America is available at
Winners in each category are invited to the next annual meeting in Williamsburg Virginia.
JASNA awards scholarships to winners in each of the three divisions:
First Place: $1,000 scholarship and free registration and two nights’ lodging for JASNA’s upcoming Annual General Meeting (Transportation to the conference is not provided.)
Second Place: $500 scholarship
Third Place: $250 scholarship
Winners and their mentors each receive a one-year JASNA membership. In addition, each winner receives a set of Norton Critical Editions of Jane Austen’s novels. The winning essays are published on the JASNA website.