We speak, we write, we do language. That is how civilizations heal.
Scholarships for Writers of Color are available to all people of color—historically underrepresented non-white people—who aspire to improve their writing skills, either in the fields of creative writing or elsewhere. With more diversity, the world of writing becomes wiser and more vibrant.
We offer the following scholarships, each of which will go to at least three winners on an annual basis.
Six-week Business Writing class (Online, Zoom, or NYC), Intensives in Grammar 1 and 2 (Zoom or NYC), plus a one-on-one Mentorship after completion of the courses
Application window: December 1 – February 15
One-on-one sessions in our College Essay Coaching program
Application window: March 1 – May 15
Query Letter Coaching with a literary agent, plus a seat at a Pitching Roundtable at the annual Gotham Writers Conference, plus seminars in How to Get Published and Nonfiction Book Proposal
Application window: June 1 – August 15
Choice of two scriptwriting courses (Online, Zoom, or NYC), plus a one-on-one Mentorship after completion of the courses, plus the latest version of Final Draft
Choice of three creative writing courses (Online, Zoom, or NYC), plus a one-on-one Mentorship after completion of the three courses
Application window: September 1 – November 15
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