I'm a writer because I have stage fright.
As a writer, I am always looking for new opportunities. These may be opportunities to help myself, other individuals, or organizations that I believe in. This time I am covering a handful of scholarships and fellowships my research has caused me to find. I hope it can be of some use to other aspiring writers. All the information provided is according to each organization’s website. Please do your own research before submitting your work or personal information.
WC&C Scholarship Competition
Organization: Association of Writers and Writers Programs (AWP)
Type: Three annual scholarships, $500 each, for emerging writers to attend a writers’ conference, center, retreat, festival, or residency
Deadline: between December 1 and March 30
Diverse Minds Youth Writing Challenge
Organization: B’nai B’rith
Type: $5000 college scholarship for high school students currently enrolled in grades 9-12 in certain listed regions
Deadline: varies according to region, all in 2015
The NEA Literature Fellowships
Organization: National Endowment for the Arts
Type: $25,000 grants in prose and poetry for published creative writers toward writing, research, travel, and general career advancement
Deadline: varies, see site