Minority students pursuing writing at Pine Manor College in Massachusetts have a chance to win money for their education through the Jacqueline Woodson Fellowship. This fellowship is awarded once a year, and goes to a writer of either African or Caribbean descent. The award is named in honor of Jacquline Woodson, who writes books for children and young adults. She has won the Coretta Scott King Award as well as the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Other awards include the ALA “Best Book for Young Adults” and Horn Book Award Honor Book. She was nominated as a National Book Award finalist. To apply to follow in her footsteps, you must be starting the Solstice Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing Program during the winter residency/spring semester. If you win, you will receive $1,000 to help you pay for your first semester.
In order to apply for this scholarship, you will need to provide a sample of your writing that fits the guidelines provided by the college. If you are interested in applying, contact the school directly to find out what the requirements are. You must submit your general application form by September 12th. Winners will be notified by October 6th. Good luck winning this wonderful award and pursuing your creative education.