Scholarships for Annual Summer Program

Antioch Writers' Workshop offers three scholarships annually, with both first and second place awards, for its Annual Summer Program.

► 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 midnight, April 15, 2014.

► The scholarships are national; any adult (over age 18) from anywhere in the United States may apply. However, those who have attended AWW Summer programs through a FULL scholarship through the following scholarship programs or through scholarship programs in partnership with other programs (including but not limited to competitions held in conjunction with the Dayton Daily News, Sinclair Community College or Mock Turtle Zine) may not also attend the AWW on a subsequent year on a FULL scholarship. FULL scholarship winners must take a year off before applying for FULL scholarships again. (E.g., a first place winner of one of the following scholarships in 2014 may not attend the 2015 summer program on another full scholarship of any kind; however, the winner of a full scholarship in 2014 is welcome to attend the 2015 program at his or her own expense, and/or to apply again in 2016. Additionally, this rule does NOT apply to those who have won PARTIAL or SECOND place scholarships; e.g., a second-place winner in 2014 is free to apply for full scholarships through these programs or programs AWW develops in conjunction with other organizations.)

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.

Poets

► 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.

Please submit ONLY via email. Subject line MUST be name of scholarship for which you are applying: Betty Crumrine Scholarship OR Bill Baker Scholarship OR Judson Jerome Scholarship. Attach required materials to your email. (e.g., Cover letter as one attachment; manuscript as another attachment.) Attachments must be saved as PDF or WORD (.doc) format. Email to: info@antiochwritersworkshop.com You will receive a confirmation that your submission has been received and forwarded to the scholarship committee within four business days of receipt. Please do not email for updates; the scholarship committee will review materials and authorize director to communicate results to all applicants by May 27, 2014.

Submissions that fail to comply to the above formatting standards may be eliminated.

OTHER SCHOLARSHIPS THAT AWARD Antioch Writers' Workshop Tuition:

► Sinclair Community College Writing Workshop

► Dayton Daily News Creative Writing Competition

► Mock Turtle Zine

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