2023 Conference Community Scholarship Program

The AWP Community Scholarship Program aims to increase access to the annual conference and bookfair. While anyone may apply, AWP encourages those who identify as people of color, disabled, LGBTQIA+, and/or low-income to apply. Membership is not required to apply.

The AWP Community Scholarship launched in 2021, and since then hundreds of writers have been able to attend the conference at no cost, or a significantly reduced cost. AWP is grateful to the generosity of donors who made these scholarships possible. This year, 75 percent of community scholarships will be awarded to local Seattle residents.

Help us support fellow AWP members and conference attendees by donating a registration to the AWP Community Scholarship!

Apply for an AWP Community Scholarship using the short form below by December 08, 2022. All applicants will be notified of a decision by early January 2023. Registration includes admission to AWP’s bookfair, meetings, panels, readings, and public receptions for the duration of the conference period. Please wait until you are notified of a decision before purchasing a registration. All sales are final and nonrefundable. Individuals who purchase a registration cannot be reimbursed and are ineligible for a scholarship.

When an individual is notified they have received a scholarship, registration details will be provided.

Should you have any questions, please email registration@awpwriter.org.

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March 8–11, 2023
Seattle, Washington

Seattle Convention Center