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Tuition and Financial Aid

LibraryEligibility Requirements
The program is open to academically motivated and socially mature students currently completing grades 9-11. Admission is selective and is based primarily on the student's application essay and an accompanying teacher's recommendation.

Tuition and Financial Aid
The workshop is designed as a three-week residential program. The cost of tuition, room and board, and selected off-campus activities is $2850.00. Tickets for additional off-campus activities are available at group rates. We typically recommend students bring around $125-$150 in discretionary spending money for the three weeks. Modest financial aid is available for students with demonstrated financial need. Requests for financial aid should be submitted along with the rest of the student's application materials.

Dorothy West Scholarship 
Students of color with demonstrated financial need are eligible to apply for the Dorothy West Scholarship. This externally endowed scholarship covers the full cost of tuition and room and board. The deadline for applying is April 1, 2015. This deadline applies only to Dorothy West applicants. All others are handled as rolling admissions.A number of runners-up will also be chosen and will be eligible for lesser financial aid awards. Information about how to apply for the various scholarships will be included with your application materials. For more information about the Dorothy West Scholarship, please download the PDF.

Download the (1) Young Writers Workshop application and
(2) Financial/Scholarship Form and Teacher's Letter of Support (PDF)

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