We offer a total of eight merit-based scholarships that cover the full cost of tuition. Each year, there are three available General Merit Scholarships, which are open to all interested students. In addition, there is one available Scholarship for an Eastern Shore Resident which is reserved for a student who lives on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. There are also four Dixon Scholarships reserved for Maryland students from Kent & Queen Anne’s Counties.
To apply for one of these scholarship opportunities, you must complete the general conference registration form. When you reach the Payment Methods section at the bottom of the form, select the “I wish to apply for a scholarship in lieu of payment” option.
You will be asked to select which scholarship type you are applying for: General Merit Scholarship; Scholarship for Eastern Shore, Maryland Resident; or Dixon Scholarship (K&QA). You will also be required to submit a writing sample that corresponds with your chosen workshop genre:
- If you have selected the Poetry Workshop, you must submit up to three poems as a single document.
- If you have selected the Fiction Workshop, you must submit up to 750 words of fiction.
- If you have selected the Creative Nonfiction Workshop, you must submit up to 750 words of creative nonfiction.
All writing samples should be submitted as either a PDF or a Microsoft Word document.
Scholarship applications will be read and evaluated after registration closes on June 15. All applicants will be notified of final scholarship decisions by June 22, at the latest. Any applicants not awarded scholarships will then have the opportunity to register as paying attendees, if they so desire. Specific instructions for completing registration will be included in the official response e-mail.