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5 Under 25 Scholarships

The Mendocino Coast Writers Conference offers full-tuition scholarships to 5 young writers each year.

Applicants must be at least 16 years, and not have attained their 25th birthday, by the time of the conference. Prior winners must wait 4 years before reapplying for this scholarship.Awards are made on the basis of literary merit and promise. This scholarship covers conference costs and does not include travel and lodging. Winners are full participants in all conference workshops, panels, special events, and will be considered for publication in the Noyo River Review.

Applications are open March 15 - May 15 annually. Notifications are made by May 31.

Linda Crockett Memorial Scholarship Fund

One of the 5 Under 25 scholarships awarded each year is funded by the Linda Crockett Memorial Scholarship Fund. Linda, who is survived by her husband Joel Crockett, co-owner of Four-Eyed Frog Books in Gualala, CA, worked with young people in her job and helped create a strong sense of community on Mendocino County's South Coast. Additions to this fund are invited. Please send your check with a notation "Linda Crockett Memorial Scholarship Fund" and mail to:
PO Box 2087
Fort Bragg, CA 95437

Or you may donate securely online.

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One of the best parts of the conference was the opportunity to share my writing. It was fun to talk to all the other writers at the conference; everyone treated me as an equal.
Marie Champagne,
Mendocino Community High School

The Writers' Conference taught me that becoming a writer is not an unattainable career that only unusual luck and talent can bestow on one; instead this dream requires only hard work, determination, and—well—maybe just a touch of luck.
Jasper Henderson,
Fort Bragg High School