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Student Awards to Attend the Conference

DEADLINE: April 1, 2015.

The Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference offers student awards (registration waivers) to the annual conference. Four award categories are open to all students attending a community college or university in the U.S. 
 
To be eligible for the awards, you must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and be able to attend the entire weekend of the Mayborn Conference scheduled July 17-19, 2015. All submissions due by April 1. 

 

Minority Awards sponsored by The Dallas Morning News
The minority student awards are sponsored by The Dallas Morning News and are open to all students enrolled in a community college or university in the U.S. Applicants must submit a published or unpublished writing sample, letter of application, transcript and two reference letters. 

Five awards available. Awards cover registration, meals, and two nights lodging at the Conference.

Click here for the application.

 

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.

Click here for the application.

 

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.

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.

Click here for the application.

 

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.  

The award covers conference registration and the contest entry fee.

Click here for application.

 
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