Thursday, March 31, 2011

Scholarship Entry Deadline for AWW 2011 Approaches

The deadline for all 2011 Antioch Writers' Workshop scholarship entry submissions is Friday, April 15, 2011. First place for each of the three annually awarded AWW scholarships receives a full waiver of registration and tuition for the Full Week experience ($735.00 value). Second place receives a half waiver of registration and tuition ($367.00 value). Any adult (over age 18) from anywhere in the United States is eligible.

Single parents who are committed to writing and who could not otherwise attend the workshop are eligible for the Betty Crumrine Scholarship. The scholarship was created by friends in memory of Betty Crumrine, who lived and wrote in Yellow Springs and participated in the Antioch Writers' Workshop from 1986 until 1990. As a full time member of the Miami Valley Arts Council and later at the Miami Literacy Council, Betty Crumrine raised three children and took care of her own mother while writing true confession stories and young adult novels. In March 1991, Crumrine died of cancer. In honor of her encouragement of new writers, the Antioch Writers' Workshop welcomes applications from beginning writers as well as those in mid-career. Applicants for the Betty Crumrine Scholarship must follow the general submission requirements and submit a one-page letter explaining writing experience and plans and need for financial aid.

The Judson Jerome Poetry Scholarship is named for poet, nonfiction writer, textbook author, professor, poetry editor, and co-founder of Antioch Writers' Workshop, Judson Jerome. Applicants for the Judson Jerome Poetry Scholarship must submit a poetry sample and conform to the general submission guidelines as wells as a brief (not longer than one page) bio.

Writers who are nominated by someone who can testify to his or her qualifications as both a writer and a community member are eligible for the Bill Baker Scholarship. Bill Baker was co-founder of the Antioch Writers' Workshop, as well as a writer of textbooks, journalist, and fiction author. To nominate a writer for the Bill Baker Scholarship, send the nominee's name, contact information, a short sample of the nominee's writing conforming to the general submission guidelines, and a 1-2 page essay illustrating the nominee's braver, innovation, or significant contribution to their community.

First and second place scholarship 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 also agree to have their name and likeness used on the AWW web site, blog, email newsletter, press releases, and other publicity materials. All entries must be received by April 15, if mailing to Antioch Writers' Workshop, c/o Antioch University Midwest, 900 Dayton Street, Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387, or sent by that date if submitting via email. Scholarship winners may not apply for the same scholarship in the subsequent year.

For complete guidelines, formatting, and submission requirements, as well as a listing of other scholarships that award Antioch Writers' Workshop tuition, please visit

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