Thanks to the generosity of 2013 fiction alumna Lynette D’Amico, Friends of Writers is proud to announce a new scholarship opportunity for Warren Wilson MFA students: the Frank and Ida D’Amico Scholarship, which will support room and board and other residency fees for need-based students, with priority given to students age 50 or older. “School (and food) were priorities in my family, and I can think of no better way to honor the memory of my parents, than with a scholarship in their names to commemorate their generosity of heart and table,” says D’Amico. “As I benefited so much from the generosity of others during my time at Warren Wilson, I think the prospect of helping students would make Frank and Ida happy. This scholarship is also a reminder of how much they were loved.”
The Frank and Ida D’Amico Scholarship will join the Barnhardt Family Fund, established by the family of faculty member Wilton Barnhardt, and the new Holden Opportunity Grants for students of color, as sources of support to cover residency costs for eligible students.
The first D’Amico Scholarship will be awarded in July 2015. Friends of Writers and the MFA Program at Warren Wilson are deeply grateful for this new source of support.