Postgraduate Scholarships

KWWC2019 Scholarships offer full tuition support to attend the 40th anniversary Kentucky Women Writers Conference on Sept. 19-22, 2019. Established six years ago by an anonymous donor, these scholarships were originally designed for women enrolled in graduate school. However, we are now expanding the criteria to anyone who has financial need. Applicants should submit a 5-page writing sample postmarked by June 1, 2019, along with a cover letter that describes their interest in our event and specifies the writing workshop they want. Submissions will be reviewed by the KWWC director plus one advisor. Please mail to:

KWWC Scholarships
Kentucky Women Writers Conference
232 East Maxwell Street
Lexington, KY 40506

Congratulations to last year's (2018) scholarship winners:

  • Susan Mitchell of Livingston, KY, to study poetry with Gabrielle Calvocoressi
  • Dodie Murphy of Berea, KY, to study fiction with Sherry Thomas
  • Darlene Taylor of Washington, D.C., to study poetry with Tarfia Faizullah
  • Ashlee Clark Thompson of Louisville, KY, to study nonfiction with Joni Tevis
  • Sam Thomas of Decatur, GA, to study fiction with Sherry Thomas