Scholarships for Writers of Color

Creative Writing Scholarship

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“I have fallen in love with the imagination. And if you fall in love with the imagination, you understand that it is a free spirit. It will go anywhere, and it can do anything.” 
— Alice Walker

The Gotham Creative Writing Scholarship is open to people of color who have an interest in creative writing—any type of writing, any level of experience. All we ask is the desire to write creatively. Three scholarships will be offered every year.

Each scholarship includes: 

Acceptance is open to all people of color, age 18 and up. At least one spot will be rewarded to a Black applicant. 

Once accepted, Gotham will do a consultation to help guide the writer with their initial course selection. 

There is no time limit on when all the courses must be completed. 

Applications will be accepted September 1 – November 15.

Winners will be announced by mid December. All applicants will be notified.

2021 Winners

Temi Jun
Jihee Lee
Dee Luo
Roxy McCarroll
Swati Ravi Nain


2023 Winners

Sophia Babai
Ty Liao
Verdell Walker
The scholarship is currently closed.