First place winners of Antioch Writers' Workshop Scholarships receive a full waiver of registration and tuition fees. Second place winners receive a 50% waiver of registration and tuition fees. The scholarships do not cover travel, lodging, or food.
The 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. To apply, please send your submission (poetry, nonfiction, fiction, or drama) 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 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.
For specific details on how to submit and format, please see ourScholarship page. Submissions that do not follow our submitting and formatting guidelines will be disqualified.