Sara McWhirter, 2017 Scholarship Recipient

Read about the 2017 scholarship recipients.

This year author Catherine McKenzie is offering a scholarship to a high school student; this will include registration fees and the short critiques. Read about it here.  We appreciate Catherine’s offer of this scholarship.

Jackson Hole Writers offers a limited number of scholarships for the conference registration. Jackson Hole area high school students are eligible through an application process. Please use the contact form to request a scholarship, whether you are in high school or at a Wyoming university or college. Please include why you want a scholarship, your commitment to coming to the conference, and at least one reference as to your qualifications. Full scholarship students will also receive the one-on-one critiques; but will have to pay for the extended critique. We do not provide housing for scholarship recipients, but we will work to find you lodging.

If you are at University of Wyoming, please chat with Jeff Lockwood, creative writing program director, about us. In the past we have had UW faculty as faculty, including Nina McConigley and Alyson Hagys. UW graduate Carly Rita Frazier came twice on scholarship. Ask her what she learned. In 2018 she attended the conference as a recipient of a Wyoming Arts Council Literary Fellowship.

Scholarships are not based entirely on need, but rather a combination of need and commitment to writing. There are also volunteer opportunities during the conference, but this also is a huge commitment. Volunteers  pay for any critiques.

We also offer half off on the registration fee for students enrolled in MFA programs at other campuses. These do not include the critiques.

For questions or to apply: Contact us.