All scholarship applicants are considered for general admission (you do not need to submit a separate general application).
You may only receive a scholarship to attend a Tin House Workshop once.
Scholarships cover the total cost of the conference (tuition and room/board).
The application does not require any self-identifying information related to the award, nor do applicants need to apply with projects that speak to the scholarship they are applying for.
We announce the names of the Scholars after the conclusion of the Workshop. Our announcement does not delineate by the specific award.
We will award twenty-one scholarships (across genres) for our 2023 Summer Workshop. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any eligibility questions for our awards.
General Scholarship (Eight)
Open to all applicants.
BIPOC Scholarship (Six)
This award is intended for any Black, Indigenous, or Person of Color who writes.
First Conference Scholarship (One)
This award is intended to support a writer attending their first juried literary conference. For our purposes, a juried conference is a multi-day event that requires an evaluation of a writing sample before admission. The following do not count as a juried conference: undergraduate/graduate Workshops, AWP, craft intensives, incubators, or similar one-day in-person/online workshops.
Debut 40 Scholarship (One)
This award is intended for writers over forty years (by July 1st, 2023) who have not yet published a book (chapbooks do not count against this requirement).
Oregon Scholarship (One)
This award is open to any author currently residing in Oregon.
Scholarship for Indigenous Writers (One)
This award is intended for Indigenous writers from North America.
Scholarship for Trans Writers (One)
This award is intended for any writer who is trans.
Without Borders Scholarship (One)
This award is intended for any writer born outside of the United States.
The Carol Shields Prize Foundation Scholarship for Indigenous Women and Non-Binary Writers (One)
Tin House is pleased to partner with the Carol Shields Prize for Fiction to award a scholarship to a female/non-binary North American Indigenous fiction writer. This award welcomes and encourages submissions by transgender woman authors and recognizes trans women as women without qualification.
This award includes full tuition, room/board, and a travel stipend (up to $800) to the 2023 Tin House Summer Workshop. In addition, the winner will have the opportunity to attend (with travel and lodging covered) the inaugural Carol Shields Fiction Prize Ceremony in Nashville, Tennessee, held at Parnassus Books On May 4th.
There is no application fee to apply for this award. All applicants for the Carol Shields Scholarship will also be considered for other awards and general admittance.
To apply for the Carol Shields Scholarship, please use this form.