WCDR Grants & Scholarships: Ask Your Questions!


The 2016 WCDR Grants & Scholarships application deadlines are coming up at the end of February, 2016. Each year, approximately $3000 is awarded to successful applicants in divided sums. The program is part of our organization’s mandate to encourage writers and provide them with opportunities for support, education, and networking.

We want all members to consider applying for a grant or scholarship. If you’re eligible, go for it!

You might be thinking about a writing course or retreat that’s a little pricey. You might be looking to attend a conference out of the country. Maybe you want to hire an editor for your manuscript. These are all great reasons to apply! Some of you might be new to the world of writing. Maybe you don’t even consider yourself a “real” writer yet (we’ve all been there). Don’t let that stop you from applying. There are many excellent beginner courses and workshops available. If you’re serious about developing your skills as a writer, then why not see if you can get a little financial support to help you get there?

Still hesitating? Got questions about the process?

We recognize the the process of applying can be intimidating, especially if this is your first time filling out a grant or scholarship application. We’d like to give you the opportunity to ask your questions. Board member Jenny Madore has been working diligently (along with the rest of the committee) to prepare this year’s grants & scholarships program. She is ready to address your inquiries about this year’s program. Contact her at: scholarship@wcdr.org

Also, the WCDR will be hosting a half-day, free workshop to go through the process of applying in February and would love to see you there. More information to follow.

For more information, and to read testimonials from some of the 2014 recipients, visit the WCDR Grants & Scholarships – 2014 Testimonials page.

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