Antioch Writers' Workshop offers three scholarships annually, with both first and second place awards. (Second place awards are NEW for the 2010 AWW.)
► First place scholarships are for a full waiver of registration and tuition for the Full Week experience. ($735.00 value)
► Second place scholarships are for a half waiver of registration and tuition ($367.50 value.) Recipients must pay for the other half of the registration and tuition ($367.50).
► For both first and second place awards, recipients must cover their own travel, lodging, food and other accommodations for the week. Manuscript critique, book purchases, and other expenses are not covered.
► Recipients must agree to have their name and likeness used on the AWW web site, blog, email newsletter, press releases, and other publicity materials.
► Deadline for all submissions is May 1 (received by, if mailing to P.O. Box address, or sent by that date if submitting online.)
► The scholarships are national; any adult (over age 18) from anywhere in the United States may apply. However, scholarship winners may not apply for the same scholarship in the subsequent year.
Antioch Writers' Workshop Scholarships are:
► Betty Crumrine Scholarship--awarded to a single parent who is committed to writing and who could not otherwise attend the workshop. The Crumrine Scholarship was created by friends of Betty Crumrine, who lived and wrote in Yellow Springs and participated in the Antioch Writers’ Workshop from 1986 until 1990. She worked full time at the Miami Valley Arts Council and later at the Miami Literacy Council, raising three children and taking care of her own mother while writing true confession stories and young adult novels. She died of cancer in March 1991. In honor of her encouragement of new writers, the Antioch Writers’ Workshop welcomes applications from beginning writers as well as those in mid-career. To apply, please send your submission (poetry, nonfiction, fiction, or drama), conforming to the formatting and submission requirements detailed below, and a one-page letter explaining your writing experience and plans and need for financial aid.
► Judson Jerome Poetry Scholarship--The scholarship is named after Judson Jerome, a poet and nonfiction writer, writer of textbooks, professor, and poetry editor who founded the Antioch Writers’ Workshop along with William Baker. Please send your poetry submission, conforming to the formatting and submission requirements detailed below, along with a bio of yourself (not longer than a page).
► Bill Baker Scholarship--for a writer who is nominated by someone who can testify to his or her qualifications both as writer and community member. The scholarship is named after Bill Baker, co-founder of the Antioch Writers’ Workshop, writer of textbooks, journalist, and fiction writer. To submit a nomination for the Bill Baker Scholarship, please send the nominee’s name, contact information, a short sample of their writing (conforming to the formatting and submission requirements detailed below), and a 1-2 page essay that delineates their bravery, innovation, or significant contribution to their community.
Formatting and Submission Requirements for AWW Scholarships:
Fiction and Nonfiction Writers
► The work may be up to 20 pages, and must be page-numbered, double-spaced, in 12 point Times New Roman font, with margins of at least 1" on all sides. Contact information should appear in the upper lefthand corner of the first page, with the author's last name at the top of every subsequent page.
► The work must be 10 pages of poetry, either single- or double-spaced, in 12 point Times New Roman font, with margins of at least 1" on all sides. Contact information should appear in the upper lefthand corner of the first page, with the author's last name at the top of every subsequent page.
If submitting via email, email manuscript as attachment in PDF or WORD (.doc) format to:
info(at)antiochwritersworkshop.com (replace (at) with @) with name of scholarship you're applying for in the Subject line
If submitting via postal mail, submit two copies, printed on one side of 8.5" x 11" white paper, with page number to:
Attn: Scholarship Name (either Betty Crumrine, Judson Jerome, or Bill Baker)
P.O. Box 494
Yellow Springs, OH 45387
Manuscripts that fail to comply to the above formatting standards may be eliminated. Photocopies made from published work will not be accepted.