Creative Writing Scholarship
“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:
- One 6-week course of the writer’s choosing
- Two 10-week courses of the writer’s choosing
- Two Intensives of the writer’s choosing
- One 12-hour Mentorship, after the writer has completed at least one ten-week course
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.