Adult Scholarships

Yes, We Do Offer Financial Assistance for Adults!

It is important to us at Writers & Books that our programs are available to all who are interested, regardless of the ability to pay.

If you are interested in our workshops, but the price tag can’t fit into your budget, please do not hesitate to apply to these need-based scholarships. We can offer both full and partial assistance for all classes.

Download our scholarship application

Return your application or direct your questions to:

Sarah Brown
(585) 473-2590 x110
email: sarahb@wab.org
fax: (585) 442-9333

Writers & Books
740 University Avenue
Rochester, New York
14607

We look forward to receiving your application.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Who can apply for an adult scholarship?

Anyone who feels it would be impossible or a significant hardship to pay for our youth programs. These scholarships are needs-based, so priority will be given to those making under $25,000 per year. However, we understand that other circumstances can make full payment difficult, and you can tell us about your specific situation.

What are the guidelines for applying?

Here are some guidelines to keep in mind regarding household income:
If your annual household income is $20,000 or under, you qualify for a full scholarship.
If your annual household income is $20,00-$50,000, you will most likely qualify for a partial scholarship, and possibly a full scholarship.
If your annual household income is above $50,000, please clearly state the circumstances that necessitate receiving a scholarship.

What do I need to do to apply?

Please fill out our scholarship application in its entirety and send it to:

Sarah Brown
email: sarahb@wab.org
fax: (585) 442-9333

Writers & Books
740 University Avenue
Rochester, New York
14607

That’s all you’ll need!

Are there scholarships for children?

Yes, absolutely. You can fill out this form or visit our Youth Scholarship page.

How can I support the scholarship program?

Our scholarship program is successful because of donations from individuals and support from organizations. Every dollar counts. Please see our support page to make a donation today!

If you want to continuously support our adult scholars, you can become a Patron member. Your annual membership fee directly benefits adult scholars. You will also receive a complimentary Writers & Books notebook, as well as discounts on workshops, bookstores, and local restaurants. Learn more here.