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.

Scholarship applications are accepted between January 1 and February 15. Please check back here after January 1 for application instructions.

 

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.


Soroptimists International of Fort Bragg Nonfiction Scholarship

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

 

Octavia Butler Memorial Scholarship for speculative fiction

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


Hether Ludwick First Taste 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 scholarship of $575 awarded to a writer who is between 16 and 30 years of age.

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT WRITER SCHOLARSHIP

To encourage writers in their first bud: a full scholarship 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.

 

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