MUSE 2021 SCHOLARSHIPS

MUSE 2021: AN ENHANCED WRITING RESIDENCY

We're bringing an all new virtual format to you for Muse 2021. Learn more here!

TUITION SCHOLARSHIPS

We offer 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 application fee.

We welcome you to apply for multiple scholarships by selecting all scholarships you'd like to be considered for in your application. Nearly all scholarships are awarded in quantities of $135, to cover 50% of the recipients' Muse 2021 registration. Occasionally we offer larger amounts to individuals demonstrating particular need and writerly promise. All scholarships we offer are listed below.

The deadline for all scholarship applications is Wednesday, November 18th, 2020 at 11:59pm ET. We will send out notifications to everyone by November 30th.

Successful applications usually contain a short paragraph that paints a clear financial picture for the committee to consider, and they detail how the applicant will uniquely benefit from the Muse & the Marketplace. We do not ask for corroborating documents; we only ask that you help us understand your situation.

 

ADD-ON SCHOLARSHIPS

There are a limited number of scholarships available for the Manuscript Mart and Premium Workshops. Both of these applications will require a 20 page writing sample and the Manuscript Mart Scholarship application requires a query letter. The application for these scholarships will be available early fall 2020.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is issued based on financial need. Please describe in your application.

BIPOC WRITER SCHOLARSHIP

For writers who identify as a Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. We are committed to making unique needs of writers of color central to our craft and publishing conversations.

LITERARY CHAMPION SCHOLARSHIP

Are you actively feeding a love of literature in your community? We want you at the Muse. This scholarship is for librarians, teachers, booksellers, publishers, organizers, and anyone else who's doing work (paid or unpaid) to support writers and grow the 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.

SCHOLARSHIP FOR A WRITER LIVING WITH A DISABILITY

This scholarship is meant to support a writer living with a physical, intellectual or emotional disability.

SCHOLARSHIP FOR CAREGIVERS TO PEOPLE LIVING WITH A DISABILITY

For the first time in 2021, we're offering a scholarship for those who identify as a caregiver to a person (or people) living with a disability.

LGBTQ+ WRITER SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is meant to support writers who identify as LGBTQ+.

WRITE DOWN THE STREET STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is for writers who participate in GrubStreet's Write Down the Street program.

FAQ

SCHOLARSHIPS

Scholarships are typically cover 50% of the ticket cost. Occasionally we offer larger amounts to individuals demonstrating particular need.

The deadline to apply for a Muse 2021 Tuition Scholarship is Wednesday, November 18th, 2020.

Absolutely! On your application, just select all the scholarships for which you’d like to be considered.

We will send out all scholarship notifications by Monday, November 30th, 2020.

Yes, this deadline will be indicated in your scholarship notification email. Can’t find it? Email us at muse@grubstreet.org.

Muse 2021 scholarships can only be used toward Muse 2021.

Absolutely! Any and all writers are encouraged to apply. Please make sure that you arrange for any visa requirements yourself; we aren’t able to assist with travel preparations or paperwork.

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If you have any further questions, please reach out to us at muse@grubstreet.org.