PDX Writers offers a scholarship for the writer who is ready to take their writing and/or a specific project to the next level without financial constraint. The scholarship allows the writer to take free PDX Writers workshops within the six-month scholarship period. It includes all workshops and day long retreats (meals extra). Scholarships do not include weekend retreats, meals, or overnight stays at day long retreats.
Send a cover letter which addresses the following criteria:
Have written regularly in PDX Writers workshops;
Have a financial need that prevents you from engaging more fully;
Show a desire to deepen your writing practice through PDX Writers workshops;
Demonstrate a plan to fully engage in workshops during the 6-month scholarship
Include a five-page example of your writing.
If awarded, the writer will sign a contract stating they will fully participate in workshops during their scholarship tenure and complete a final report.
Writer will be required to send a final one to two-page report at the conclusion of the scholarship which examines the impact the workshops had on the writer/writing. The report can include writing samples in addition to the report.