Scholarships

Merit

Three partial scholarships will be awarded to writers who register to attend the 2017 Tinker Mountain Writers’ Workshop. Scholarships are $500 each and are applied to the $795 registration fee. Scholarship participants also serve as faculty assistants during the conference, introducing the faculty at readings, helping assist with the distribution of materials, and performing other small tasks (It is not at all burdensome).

The awards will be made at the discretion of the scholarship board based on the merit of the work. Recipients must cover the balance of the registration fee, travel, lodging, and food. Recipients must agree to have their name and likeness used on the TMWW website, press releases, and other publicity materials. Any adult (over age 18) may apply.

One scholarship will be awarded in each of the following genres: fiction, creative nonfiction/memoir, and poetry. Deadline for applications is March 3, 2017. Recipients will be notified by April 1, 2017.

Applicants must include a personal statement and a writing sample.

Scholarship Essay

A personal statement of no more than one page describing your interest in the Tinker Mountain Writers’ Workshop, including any workshops or conferences you’ve attended in the past, how you heard about the TMWW, and what you hope to gain from the experience.

Writing Sample (no more than five pages)

  • Prose manuscripts must be doublespaced.
  • Your name and a page number should appear on each sheet of the manuscript.
  • Include a short synopsis if your manuscript is excerpted from a longer project.
  • Please send your strongest unpublished work.
  • We are unable to return submitted materials.

Download the Scholarship Application


Need Based

One full scholarship in the amount of $795 is possible thanks to the generous support of four TMWW alumni who want to share their positive and supportive experiences at the workshops with someone who has a love of writing, but would not be able to attend such an experience without financial assistance. While we do not ask for specific financial information, we ask applicants to self-certify that without financial assistance it will be difficult, if not impossible, for them to attend. This certification will be taken and accepted at face value.

The awards will be made at the discretion of the scholarship board based on both the merit of the work and financial need. Recipients must cover their own travel, lodging, and food. Recipients must agree to have their name and likeness used on the TMWW website, press releases, and other publicity materials. Any adult (over age 18) may apply.

Scholarship Essay

Please include a personal statement of no more than one page explaining your financial need, as well as describing why you wish to attend TMWW and what you hope to gain from your experience.

Writing Sample (no more than five pages)

  • Prose manuscripts must be doublespaced
  • Your name and a page number should appear on each sheet of the manuscript.
  • Include a short synopsis if your manuscript is excerpted from a longer project.
  • Please send your strongest unpublished work.
  • We are unable to return submitted materials.

Download the Scholarship Application