Conference Scholarships

for a one-day or two-day conference ticket for the 18th annual conference,

online October 10 & 11, 2020.

Application Deadline: September 5, 2020 

Have you been dabbling with writing for years, and you’re ready to take your skills to the next level?

Are you looking for a community to cheer your successes and commiserate when slinging words gets hard?

Does attending a conference just for writers seem intriguing but out of reach financially?

Then a James River Writers conference scholarship might be for you!

JRW is committed to supporting our literary community through needs-based scholarships. You can use the form (button below) to apply for a one- or two-day conference scholarship.

The application is short answer, and you can click on the form to view the questions without applying. You are not required to be professionally published, write for a certain audience or genre, or be a JRW member to apply for a scholarship. We are looking for people who can tell us why a scholarship will be of benefit and why being a part of this community is exciting to them.

We have put suggested word limits on each answer on the application, but we’re equally happy with shorter answers if they get your points across. Don’t feel like you have to pad your replies to get to the word count.

We look forward to getting to know you!

Please complete the application by midnight September 5, 2020 so that we can notify applicants of the results by mid-September.