Scholarship Applications have all been submitted!

Hi Everybody!  Things are getting exciting around here now that all the scholarship applications have been submitted.  I’m still waiting on paperwork to come in the mail, but all the essays are in.

If any of you want to help with reading/scoring the essays we would really appreciate the extra help.  Just send me an email to shawn@newtonpens.com and tell me a bit about yourself.

I want to have all the essays scored in the next 4 weeks so these kids know if they’re getting money or not before the year is up.

Thanks!
Shawn

Newton Pens Scholarships!! Raffles and Applications.

Hi Everybody!  It’s April 2nd and I forgot to announce the pen winner for March.  We got 75 entries for the month, and number 6 won it!  Congrats to Scott H!  I’ll send you an email and we can work out what you want to do with your $225 credit towards any Newton pen.

So far we’ve raised $5,893 for the year!  Thank you all so much!  We sold 31 notebooks at the Arkansas Show, too.

It’s a new month and we’re taking names and numbers, so if you want to contribute to the scholarship fund and help some high school seniors out with their college expenses, you can purchase notebooks or postcards here- Notebook and Postcard sales.  All of the rules and information for donors is there.

Are you a high school senior who needs a few bucks to help with your expenses?  Please apply for one of our scholarships!  We’ve only received a few applications so far and we’re set to give away at least $6,000 again this year.

Here’s a photo of one of the raffle pens – this is how I say thanks to you all for participating in the scholarship fund raising.  This one is going to be a Prospector. 

If you have any questions about how the scholarships work, how to apply, or how to donate, or anything at all, please ask – shawn@newtonpens.com

Thanks!

February fund raising results – scholarships, essays – and almost to $6,000

Hi Everybody!  It’s the end of the month time again this month!  That means it’s my duty to tell you about our progress raising money for scholarships to help high school kids who are going into college.

First thing – the winner of $225 credit towards a custom pen with a free nib grind and free shipping is —— William F!  Congrats to you!  Thanks so much for participating in the scholarship fund raisers for so long!  We appreciate you so much.

And thanks so much to everybody who has contributed to the scholarship fund, either through purchases or donations.  It means so much to us and will make a huge difference in the lives of each student who will receive a scholarship.

If you want a chance to win credit towards a pen all you have to do is buy some post cards, notebooks, make a donation (and you get a number for every $10 donated), or just send a note in the mail to enter for free!
PO BOX  6084
Hot Springs, AR. 71902

Last week I went back out to Mountain Pine HS to talk with the 2 senior English classes about my scholarship and how the kids can apply.  It was pretty great being back out there and seeing so many of my kids again, and saying hi to a bunch of the teachers, too.  🙂 The end of first period had a tornado drill so I got to see even more kids than I expected in the boys’ locker room (where we went to hunker down).  I have high expectations for these kids and hope some of them will be picked to receive a scholarship.

The auctions raised $199 (not all of which has been collected yet).  Thanks to everybody who participated in the auctions.  I really appreciate it.  I’m talking with a couple people about auctioning off donated pens, so if you have anything you want to donate to auction off, let me know and we can try to work it in in the next month or two.

We raised $305 this month (not counting the remainder of the auction money), which puts our grand total for scholarships to $5,093!!  We’re almost to $6,000!!

If you have any suggestions that can put us to six thousand or even more, please let me know.  Post card and notebook sales have slowed down quite a bit these last few months.  If you’ve bought these items in the past and you post about them on some of the facebook groups that would really help point a lot of eyes in our direction.  Remember, every penny raised goes towards the scholarships.  And you get a chance to win a custom pen just for participating!  It doesn’t get much better.  🙂

Speaking of which it won’t be much longer until I have essays to judge.  If you want to help us read and score essays to determine scholarship recipients that would be incredibly helpful.  🙂

Please let me know if you have any questions about anything at all-
shawn@newtonpens.com

Thanks!
Shawn & Elizabeth

 

 

Scholarship announcement and Pen Shows!

Want to win a pen?  Participate and support the scholarship fund by purchasing postcards or notebooks, or you can enter for free by sending a note with all the important info written on it to:
PO BOX  6084
Hot Springs, AR. 71902

All the rules are here.

This month Corey F won a pen.  Congrats!

We raised $466 through the pen auctions!  Thanks!  For the month of January we raised $803.56 total from postcards, notebooks, and the pen auctions.  That puts us at $4688.21 for the year!  Thanks!  We couldn’t do this without all of you contributing and helping us out.  This money helps high school kids with college expenses.

Pen Shows – So in 2017 I’ll be at the
Arkansas Show – March 17-19
Chicago Show – May 4-7
Hopefully the San Francisco Pen Show August 25-27
Colorado Show – October 6-8

I can’t think of anything else but I’m sure I’m forgetting lots.  If you have any questions please shoot me an email shawn@newtonpens.com

Thanks!  Have a great week!

 

Auctions for the Scholarships!

Hi Everybody!

I hope you’re all having a great start to the new year!

I wanted to make a quick announcement for a little fundraising sale I have going on right now.  Over the years I’ve been given a lot of pens specifically to sell for the scholarships.  I’ve also got a couple of my own that I’d like to contribute to this as well.

I have 10 items up for auction right now, from a Stipula Etruria to a Kaweco Sport.

Check it out!  If you have any questions just ask – shawn@newtonpens.com

Thanks!

Happy New Year! Scholarship update and pen winner.

Happy New Year everybody!

2016 was an insane year for us and I hope that 2017 keeps us on our toes in the same way.  Thank you all SO much for your business and support.

Newton Pens Scholarship Update: Another month has come and gone and you’ve all been so amazing with your contributions.  Thank you so much!  In December we raised $943 through postcard and notebook sales, and offline donations.  Thank you so much!

At the end of each month I randomly select somebody who has participated either through purchasing items, donating, or by sending a note in the mail, to win a $225 credit.  With this credit you get a free nib grind (if you want one) and free shipping.  This month I picked #17 with random.org and #17, Francesco C. won.  Congrats!

If you want a chance to win a pen credit, all you have to do is buy some postcards, notebooks, send a donation, or just write us a letter.  It’s that easy.  Newton Pens Scholarships is an official 501c3 organization so your donations are tax deductible if you choose to donate without purchase.  If you have any questions about that just write.

To buy postcards click here.
To buy notebooks click here.
To donate click here.
To enter for free you only need to send in a postcard or letter, with your name, email address, and a statement that you are entering the free raffle, to:
Newton Pens Scholarships
PO Box 6084
Hot Springs, AR. 71902

Handwriting MUST BE LEGIBLE.  I can’t contact you if I can’t read your writing.

That’s also the address to use if you want to send a donation via check or money order.

Thanks!  And I hope you all have a great year!

Newton Pens Scholarship Update – November Pen Winner – Website

Hi Everybody!

Another month has closed (and it’s finally winter!) and more money raised for the Newton Pens Scholarships.  We had 25 contributions this month (thanks!) and when I put my hand in the hat (random.org) to pick a pen winner (thanks for contributing to the scholarship fund folks) I pull out number 12!!  Romona A.!  You’ve won a pen credit ($225- free nib grind – free shipping)!  Congrats!  And thanks so much for contributing to the scholarship fund and helping us to help kids with their futures.

Thank you all so much for all you’ve done in the last few years.  You all raised $219 this month.  Hopefully we’ll raise more next month and have more to give to some deserving students at the end of the school year.  We’ve raised $2957.00 for the year!  Thanks!

Remember, if you want to get some postcards they’re on sale.  If you buy 2 sets or more they’re $5 per set until the end of the year.  I really want to move some of these out of inventory so we can get some more sets made up.  I have lots of really great art lined up.

Every penny raised goes towards scholarships for high school students.  You can learn about the scholarships and rules to the raffle here.  The raffle is free to enter by just sending a note to me:
PO BOX  6084
Hot Springs, AR. 71902

You are also entered if you buy postcards or pocket notebooks.

Here’s what we have left.  You can buy sets from here.

If you want pocket notebooks you can buy those here.

When you buy a set of cards or a notebook, you’ll be given a number in the order that you bought your items.  At the end of the month I draw from those numbers and pick a winner.  You can’t win if you don’t enter!  🙂

If you have any questions please ask.  shawn@newtonpens.com

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And enjoy the cold weather!