2010 Scholarship Program for Writers, Teachers, Librarians

Scholarships for Writers

We are now accepting applications for our 2010 Scholarship Program. Click here for complete details.

The Key West Literary Seminar’s three named scholarships- the Joyce Horton Johnson Fiction Award, the Marianne Russo Scholarship, and the Scotti Merrill Scholarship– recognize excellence in a manuscript submission from an emerging writer. Each provides full tuition to our January Seminar and Writers’ Workshop Program, support for travel, lodging, and living expenses while in Key West, and an opportunity to appear on stage during the Seminar. In addition to these scholarships, we provide limited financial assistance to writers, students, teachers, and librarians who would otherwise not be able to attend the Seminar or Writers’ Workshop Program.

In only two years, our scholarship program has supported more than 100 individuals with nearly $100,000 in fee waivers and lodging and travel assistance. This assistance is made possible by extraordinarily generous support from our community. We are grateful to Joyce Johnson, The Dogwood Foundation, and The Rodel Charitable Foundation-Florida for providing the endowments which will support our scholarship program for years to come; to Judy Blume’s KIDS Fund for financial assistance to teachers and librarians; and to our board of directors and the many individuals whose support allows young writers to join the Seminar and Writers’ Workshop Program each year.

Visit our Scholarships page for complete application guidelines and a list of past winners.

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