We at GrubStreet are thrilled to offer numerous partial need-based scholarships–for general audiences, for writers doing great work in the literary community, and for writers from historically marginalized backgrounds. No previous publication or MFA required, and there is no submission fee.
If you are eligible, we welcome you to apply for multiple scholarships by submitting the form multiple times. At the end of the application, we’ll ask if you’d like us to draw your materials from any previous applications, or simply use the same ones.
The deadline for all scholarship applications is Sunday, October 22nd at midnight EST. We will send out notifications to everyone by November 6th.
The scholarships we offer are listed below.
Questions? Email Hanna Katz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our general scholarships are issued in various values based on financial need. Please describe in your application.
Writer of Color Scholarship
For writers who identify as a person of color. We are committed to making unique needs of writers of color central to our craft and publishing conversations.
Visiting Writer Scholarship
For aspiring fiction and narrative nonfiction writers living OUTSIDE of New England (Massachusetts, Maine, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Vermont).
Lesley University Mani Iyer Scholarship for a Writer Living with a Disability
The scholarship honors “Mani Iyer, a deaf-blind poet who graduated from Lesley University’s MFA in Creative Writing program June 2016. He was an inspiration to us all.” This scholarship is meant to support a writer living with a physical, intellectual or emotional disability.
Literary Citizen Scholarship
Are you making a difference in the literary community? We want you at the Muse! We’re offering a new Literary Citizen scholarship for a writer who is working to help other writers, and/or grow and improve their literary community. Please describe in your application.
Non-Traditional Writer Scholarship
For a writer whose demonstrated path as an artist stands outside the MFA program or publishing industry model. Please describe in your application.