In 2019 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. In 2018, Sara McWhirter, pictured above, received a JHW scholarship for the second year.
A 2018 scholarship was also given to the winner of the 2nd annual Words Duels. Seth Taylor, a graduate of C-Bar-V and a resident of Sheridan, Wyoming, was the unanimous winner of this competition which brought together seven amazing writers, aged 13-17. If you are a high school age writer and would love to read your work out loud, watch for details forthcoming on the 3rd annual Word Duels. JHW loves to get mentors into the schools to encourage writing. So ask us about this at jhwriters.org website / contact us
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. Use the contact form to request a scholarship, whether you are in high school or at a Wyoming university or college. In your request, tell us why you are requesting a scholarship, your level of commitment regarding coming to the conference, an outline of your writing accomplishments thus far, and at least one reference with contact information. Full scholarship students will also receive three, fifteen-minute, one-on-one critiques. (Extended critiques are not included in the scholarship, but can be purchased). We do not provide housing for scholarship recipients, but we will work to find you lodging.
If you are at the University of Wyoming, please chat with Brad Watson, creative writing program director, about us. In the past we have had UW faculty as faculty, including Nina Swamidoss McConigley and Alyson Hagy. 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 requires a substantial time commitment and does not include critiques.
We also offer half-price registration for students enrolled in MFA programs at other campuses. This offer also does not include critiques.
For questions or to apply: Contact us.