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Donations from Friends of Mendocino Coast Writers Conference provide MCWC Scholarships for writers of all ages. Awards are made on the basis of literary merit and need. Typically scholarships provide partial support to several applicants, but full fees could be paid in exceptional circumstances. This scholarship is for conference fees only; travel and lodging expenses are not covered.

How to Apply for a MCWC Scholarship Grant

Applications open: March 15 — May 15. Notifications by May 31.

Put together an application packet that includes:
  • A completed conference registration form.
  • A letter explaining your financial need, along with the names and phone numbers of two personal references.
  • A writing sample (up to ten pages, double-spaced, 12 pt. type) in any prose genre, or up to five poems.

          MCWC Scholarship Grant
          Mendocino Coast Writers Conference
          P.O. Box 2087
          Fort Bragg, CA 95437

Selections will be made and winners notified by May 31.

If you can help support our scholarship and fellowship programs, please contact the MCWC director at or visit our Become a Friend page.