2019 Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarship deadline is March 31, 2019.
Scholarship recipients will be notified by April 19, 2019.

Herman B. Wells Fellow

Named for the 11th President of Indiana University and co-founder of the Indiana University Writers’ Conference, the Herman B. Wells Fellows are selected based on manuscript submissions and are open to poets and prose writers of all backgrounds who wish to attend the conference workshops and classes.

Eligibility: All writers who wish to attend workshops and/or classes.

Don Belton Fellow (sponsored by Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity & Multicultural Affairs)

Named in honor of writer and former Indiana University faculty member Don Belton and supported in part by Indiana University’s Department of Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs, the Don Belton Fellows are selected based on manuscript submissions and are open to all poets and prose writers of color who wish to attend either of the conference’s workshops and classes.

Eligibility: All writers of color who wish to attend workshops and/or classes.

Martha C. Kraft Scholar

The Martha C. Kraft Scholar is selected from current students of Indiana University who wish to attend the conference’s workshop and classes. It is awarded based on manuscript submissions and open to all Indiana University students who are enrolled during the conference’s calendar year. You must apply with an IU email address.

Eligibility: Currently enrolled Indiana University students.

Writers who have previously won an award are not eligible for these scholarships.

Joan Ryser Scholarship Award

The Writers Guild at Bloomington is proud to offer this Scholarship Award in memory of Joan Ryser, an English teacher at Bloomington High School South, who passed away in March 2017. Her directions to her family asked for memorial contributions to a non-profit literacy organization. The Writers Guild was honored to be the recipient of these contributions, and in response has established this scholarship to be awarded annually. Details at the Writers Guild website.

Eligibility: Bloomington High School writers who wish to attend classes.

Scholarships applications will be available in February.