several writer scholarships to attend their November conference at the Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu, New Mexico during November 10-14, 2010. Application deadline: September 15, 2010.
ONE FULL TUITION SCHOLARSHIP (Scholarship does not include travel and lodging).
Write a personal essay about what or who has had the greatest influence on your decision to become a writer. Word count 600 words or less. Send a cover page with your name and contact information. Do not put your name on inside pages but number them consecutively. Use Times New Roman 12-point font and double-space all pages. Please send one letter of recommendation from your pastor, ministry leader, church leadership, or employer who knows of your desire to write and how you would benefit from receiving this scholarship. Email entry and letter with Penwell Scholarship in the subject line.
TWO HALF-TUITION SCHOLARSHIPS of $300 are also offered. (Scholarship does not include travel and lodging. The $300 scholarship will be applied to your tuition. No checks issued.)
THREE MINI SCHOLARSHIPS of $200 are offered. (Scholarship does not include travel and lodging. The $200 scholarship will be applied to your tuition. No checks issued.)
For these smaller scholarships, submit a one-page letter stating why you want to attend and what benefit you expect from the conference. Please describe your ministry activities and/or writing aspirations and the reason for financial need (job loss, kids in college, limited income, etc). Tell us how you plan to use what you learn at the conference to benefit the Kingdom. Include two letters of recommendation from pastors, church leadership, ministry team directors, community leaders, or employers who know you well and are familiar with your ministry. Email entry with Penwell Scholarship in the subject line.
THE DIANN MILLS FICTION SCHOLARSHIP - $400 Scholarship (Scholarship will be applied to tuition when you register for the conference. No check will be issued.) Write a personal essay of 450 words or less telling why you want to write fiction. Send a cover page with your name and contact information. Do not put your name on inside pages but number them consecutively. Use Times New Roman 12-point font and double-space all pages. Email entry with DiAnn Mills Scholarship in the subject line.
Questions? Email Linda Gilden or call 1-702-882-0638.
NOTE: I adore New Mexico. I've visited it several times. There's something about the spirit of that state that draws me. This sounds like a wonderful experience, and the application is simple as pie.
DOUBLE NOTE: It was Chapter 27 in my first book. It was Chapter 19 in the second. Chapter 12 in the third book is driving me up the friggin' wall!