The Writing Salon Scholarship

“We’re thrilled to offer an opportunity for more Bay Area writers to flourish.”

-Ben Jackson

About the Scholarship

Since its founding in 1999, The Writing Salon has been a valued community resource for writers to express their creativity and to develop their craft and critiquing skills.

We believe that community is about celebrating the diversity of writing and writers. With the launch of The Writing Salon Scholarship program, we will welcome writers of promise over the age of 18 who may not have had access to our community previously due to financial need. In 2020, we will offer two writers a $300 credit for Writing Salon classes, an invitation to do a featured reading at our school, and a private consultation with an instructor.

Scholarship recipients will be chosen by a committee comprised of Writing Salon instructors, and each application will be reviewed by at least two members of the committee. Submissions will be accepted from May 1 – June 1.



Congratulations to the Winners!

The 2019 Writing Salon Scholarship recipients are Emily Marciel and Mae Ramirez.


Katherine Brennan
Joseph Kim
Aiya Madarang
Tori Sciacca
Maggie Scott

Each Recipient Will Receive


An invitation to do a featured reading at The Writing Salon


A $300 Writing Salon credit


A private consultation with a Writing Salon instructor

 Submission Period:

May 1, 2019 – June 1, 2019

Closed to Submissions

The Recipients will be
announced in July 2020.

Application Requirements

  • Contact, background, and financial information
  • 250-word personal statement
  • Writing sample with one of the following:
    • Up to 15 pages of a script (stage or screen)
    • Up to 2,500 words of prose (excerpts are welcome)
    • Up to 8 pages of poetry (single poem per page)

Contribute to the Scholarship Fund

Your generous support will ensure that opportunities are available to writers with limited finances. We’d appreciate any amount you’d like to give to The Writing Salon Scholarship Fund. To make a donation, enter the amount in the box below.

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