Carmen Freund Memorial Fellowship
Mary Bradish Memorial Scholarship
Five Under Twenty-five
The Mendocino Coast Writers Conference offers full-tuition scholarships to up to five young writers who live or attend school in any one of these five Northern California counties: Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino, or Sonoma.
Applicants must be between the ages of 16 and 25 at the time of the conference, which takes place at the end of July. Awards are made on the basis of merit. This scholarship is for conference fees only; travel and lodging expenses are not covered.
Winners are full participants in intensive workshops as well as in all lectures, panel discussions and literary readings. Their work is also considered for publication in MCWC's online literary journal.
The application window is March 15 through May 15 of the conference year. Selections will be made and scholarship winners notified by May 31.
Linda Crockett Memorial Scholarship Fund
One of the five full 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 in their little seaside town on the south coast of Mendocino County.
Additions to this fund are welcome. To make a donation, please make out your check to MCWC and write "Linda Crockett Memorial Scholarship Fund" on the memo line. Mail to:
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.
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.
Fort Bragg High School