MCWC 2019 Scholarship applications

We are pleased to offer a range of scholarships to make our conference accessible to writers from diverse backgrounds and to reward writing of outstanding merit. Scholarships are judged each year by faculty and members of the MCWC board. All scholarships are assigned on the basis of merit, as determined by the judging panel, to a recipient who meets the eligibility criteria of that scholarship. Scholarships are awarded solely at the discretion of the judging panel. On some occasions, not all scholarships will be awarded. You may apply for only one scholarship per year. Successful applicants must wait three years before applying for any other scholarship.

To apply for a scholarship:

Fully download, complete, and sign the scholarship application form and email it with your writing sample to scholarships@mcwc.org. You may submit a digital signature, or print out the form and sign it by hand. 

Full instructions for manuscript preparation are provided on the application form itself. Scholarship applications close on February 15, 2019. No late applications will be accepted.

 

Byerley Memorial Novel SCHOLARSHIP

A full scholarship of $575 awarded solely on merit to a writer working on a novel.

 

DOUG FORTIER Short Fiction SCHOLARSHIP

A full scholarship of $575 awarded solely on merit to a writer of short fiction.

 

GINNY RORBY MG/YA SCHOLARSHIP

A full scholarship of $575 awarded solely on merit to a writer working in the genres of middle grade fiction or young adult fiction.

 

NORMA WATKINS Memoir SCHOLARSHIP

A full scholarship of $575 awarded solely on merit to a writer working in memoir.

 

MCWC Poetry Scholarship

A full scholarship of $575 awarded solely on merit to a writer writing poetry.

 

The Soroptomists international of fort bragg NonFiction Scholarship

A full scholarship of $575 awarded solely on merit to a writer working in nonfiction.

 

The Octavia Butler Memorial Scholarship for speculative fiction

A full scholarship of $575 awarded solely on merit to a writer working on in the genre of speculative fiction.

First taste of MCWC scholarships

Two half scholarships of $288 each, awarded to first-time attendees of the conference.

VOICES OF DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP

A full scholarship of $575 awarded to a writer from an underrepresented group on the basis of age, ethnicity, sexual identity, disability, social or cultural background, and financial need.

 

UNDER-30 SCHOLARSHIP

To support and encourage the next generation of writers: one full scholarships of $575 awarded to writers who are between 16 and 30 years of age on the first day of the conference.

 

Please download, complete, and sign this application form
and email it to scholarships@mcwc.org

 

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT WRITER SCHOLARSHIP

To encourage writers in their first bud: a full scholarships of $575, awarded to a writer in grades 9-12 at any high school or alternative high-school program, including home-school and independent study, in Mendocino County.

 

Please download, complete, and sign this application form
and email it to scholarships@mcwc.org

 

With few exceptions, our scholarships and contests are entirely funded by generous donations from individual friends of MCWC.
We thank you for your generosity.