JUNE COVID-19 GRANTS: Friends of Writers is offering an additional round of seven $500.00 grants in response to COVID-19

As previously noted, we fear that some members of our alumni and faculty community have been seriously disrupted due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. While FOW’s first obligation is to provide scholarships, we are offering a small measure of help in the form of $500 emergency assistance grants. Four grants were made in April and seven in May. 

These grants are only available to MFA Program for Creative Writing (Goddard and Warren Wilson) alumni and faculty. If the pandemic has put you in dire financial straits, you can apply for one of the seven $500 June grants simply by emailing [email protected] with your full name and contact information, including your mailing address.

We cannot possibly judge your needs. If you’re in serious need, simply apply—no explanation necessary. Names submitted no later than June 29th will be included in the June cycle. Each person who applies will be assigned a number, and on June 30, seven will be selected via a random number generator. No bias, and no judgment; just the luck of the draw. Names submitted but not selected in April and May will be included in the random draw along with new applicants.  Please note: this is a one-time gift per recipient/recipient’s family.

With all best wishes for your health and safety,

The Friends of Writers Board