Catherine McKenzie Young Writer Scholarship

Long-time JHWC resident faculty and best-selling author Catherine McKenzie is providing a full scholarship to an area high school student; this will include three one-on-one manuscript critiques as well.

“I’m sponsoring this scholarship because I’ve been extremely fortunate in my writing career and have benefited from feedback and support from other authors,” she emailed from her home in Canada. “It would have been a wonderful experience for me to have attended something like the JHWC when I was young, and I’d like to give that opportunity to a deserving student.”

Read about Catherine at her website. Her next book, The Good Liar, will be released in April. She will be critiquing manuscripts during the 2018 conference, June 28-30.

For this particular scholarship, applicants need to provide a five-page sample of their writing (fiction, poetry or nonfiction). Submission should be double-spaced, 12 point type and sent in either .doc format or as a PDF. Do not embed in an email; send as an attachment. Catherine will read the top five manuscripts.

In the email application, let us know why you want the scholarship, which school you attend, and what grade you are in as of June 2018.