Scholarships

Yes, we do offer financial assistance for adult and youth workshops!

If your family earners have been furloughed, laid off, or separated due to COVID-19 and the economic downturn, please don't hesitate to apply for a scholarship based on the level of your current household income.

If your family earners have been furloughed, laid off, or separated due to COVID-19 and the economic downturn, please don't hesitate to apply for a scholarship based on the level of your current household income.

It's important to us that our workshops are available to all who are interested, regardless of ability to pay. If a workshop’s price tag doesn’t fit your budget, please don’t hesitate to apply for a need-based scholarship. Scholarship awards are based on household income; number of dependents; and out-of-pocket tuition, medical, and child support expenses. Awards range from 25% to 100% of the workshop fee. Information you provide is held in strict confidence. We look forward to receiving your application.

The Claire Allen Scholarship Fund was established in memory of Claire Allen, writer, athlete, talented musician, and dedicated SummerWrite student in 2016 and 2017. The fund enables girls, ages 11-15, living in Livingston County, NY, who are in financial need, to participate in SummerWrite and other programs for youth.

The Mardy Mohammed Youth Scholarship Fund was established in memory of Writers & Books’  beloved colleague and friend, Mardy Mohammed, a passionate reader and lifelong writer with a singular voice. The Mardy Mohammed Scholarship Fund benefits SummerWrite campers in financial need.

The Kitty Jospé Youth Scholarship Fund was established by members of O Pen and Poetry Oasis, two Rochester-based poetry appreciation groups, to pay tribute to the many gifts Kitty Jospé has shared with them and so many others over the years, and to help extend her service even more widely. This fund benefits SummerWrite and Youth Workshop participants in financial need.


INSTRUCTIONS:

Please fill out the form below. When complete click on the "Submit" button.

If your fee is $0, you are registered for the class.

If a fee is due you will be directed to our PayPal page for payment using your PayPal account or your Debit/Credit card. If you are paying with a credit or debit card click on the "Pay with Debit or Credit Card" button.

Until further notice, our 740 University Avenue building is closed to the public. If you would like to register your child for a SummerWrite camp over the phone, please email office@wab.org to set up a time for our Visitors Services Manager to call you.