Scholarships

We are pleased this year to double the number of scholarships available to attend KWWC2019, 4 that are age-specific and 4 that are unrestricted, as follows:

Tenacious Women Scholarships offer full tuition support for 4 women, ages 50+, to attend the Kentucky Women Writers Conference on September 19-22, 2019. Applicants should submit a 5-page writing sample postmarked by June 1, 2019, along with a cover letter that describes their interest in the event, their financial need, and the workshop they wish to attend. Submissions with be reviewed by the director and one advisor. Winners will be notified by June 15, 2019. These scholarships are thanks to a donor who traveled halfway around the world to attend her first KWWC in 2018 and wanted to extend the same opportunity to other older women.

Emerging Writer Scholarships offer full tuition support for 4 women of any age with financial need to attend the Kentucky Women Writers Conference on September 19-22, 2019. Applicants should submit a 5-page writing sample postmarked by June 1, 2019, along with a cover letter that describes their interest in the event, their financial need, and the workshop they wish to attend. Submissions with be reviewed by the director and one advisor. Winners will be notified by June 15, 2019.

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