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Student Awards for the Conference

The Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference offers several student awards (registration waivers) to the annual conference. This event is scheduled for July 18-20, 2014 at the Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center in Grapevine, Texas. These awards are open to students attending community college or university in the U.S.
DEADLINE: June 20, 2013.

 

Minority Awards sponsored by The Dallas Morning News
To be eligible for one of the five awards, you must be enrolled in community college or university with a minimum 3.0 GPA and be able to attend the entire weekend of the Mayborn Conference scheduled July 18-20, 2014.

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The Mayborn Emerging Writer Awards
To help identify and train up-and-coming narrative writers under the age of 40, George Getschow and two of the Mayborn's literary agents, David Patterson and Jim Hornfischer, have created three scholarships covering conference registration, the contest fee and up to three nights at the DFW Lakes Hilton Hotel and Convention Center. Professional writers working for newspapers, magazines, alt-weeklies, and other digital and print publishers are eligible. So are undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in writing programs (such as journalism, English, history, biography, MFA in Creative Nonfiction. etc) at the Mayborn and other universities around the country. Award winners will be selected by the donors and by three distinguished narrative writers. To be eligible for one of the three awards, candidates must submit two narrative stories (published in print or on-line), submit either a personal essay, a reported narrative or a book manuscript to the Mayborn's national writing contests and be able to attend the entire weekend of the Mayborn Conference July 18-20, 2014.

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El Futuro Literario Award
To be eligible, you must be a writer covering Hispanic issues or a Hispanic professional writer working for a newspaper, magazine or alt weekly. Hispanic digital or print publishers are also eligible as well as Hispanic undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in writing programs (such as journalism, English, history, biography, MFA in Creative Nonfiction. etc) at the Mayborn and other universities around the country, including junior colleges. Award winners will be selected by the donors and by a group of professional writers. To be eligible candidates must submit two writing samples (published in print or on-line), submit a personal essay, reported narrative or book manuscript to the Mayborn's national writing contests and be able to attend the entire weekend of the Mayborn Conference July 18-20, 2014. Two awards available. One award will cover conference registration, hotel and contest entry fee; the other award will cover conference registration and the contest entry fee only.

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The Mayborn Graduate Student Literary Journalism Award
To be eligible, you must be a student enrolled in the Mayborn Graduate Institute of Journalism. Candidates must submit a cover letter explaining why you deserve the award, two writing samples (published in print or on-line), and agree to submit either a personal essay, reported narrative or book manuscript to the Mayborn's national writing contests. Deadline is June 20. You must able to attend the entire weekend of the Mayborn Conference July 18-20, 2014. The award covers conference registration and the contest entry fee.

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The Joan Donaldson/Spalding MFA in Writing Scholarship
To be eligible, you must be a student enrolled in the MFA in Writing program at Spalding University, and submit writing samples and a cover letter to Karen Mann, administrator of the MFA in Writing program. The award covers conference registration, the conference hotel for three nights and $500 for transportation and related expenses.

The award is closed. Submissions are no longer being accepted.

 
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