It is CWA’s goal to provide inspiration, support and encouragement to writers of all ages, all skill levels, all ethnicities and all financial situations. To that end, we will be awarding six full scholarships to the conference.

HOW TO APPLY: CLICK HERE to download the application. 
Please be sure to print legibly.

Submit an essay stating why you want to attend the conference. It must be a Word document, double-spaced, 12 pt. Times Roman font, between 500-750 words. DO NOT PUT YOUR NAME OR ANY IDENTIFYING INFORMATION IN YOUR WORD DOCUMENT, as essays will be judged blind.

Email BOTH DOCUMENTS by January 15 to with the subject line Scholarship Application.

There is no fee required with this application. 

Scholarships will cover registration fees only. Travel expenses are not part of the scholarship.

The deadline for entries is January 15.
Scholarships will be awarded on February 1.


Sidney Thompson
Liz Stevens Herrera
Kathleen Williams
Stephanie Gates
Hyten Davidson
Susan Van Dusen