The Emrys Foundation, a Greenville-based literary arts organization, is accepting applications for its three annual arts scholarships, the Alice Conger Patterson Scholarship, Jo Ann Walker Poetry Scholarship and Glenis Redmond Scholarship for Emerging Writers.
Applications for the Alice Conger Patterson Scholarship are open until Feb. 1. It is a $500-$1,000 award given to a South Carolina resident aged 35 years or older who is seeking to pursue continuing education in the arts or develop a creative endeavor. Last year’s recipient was Hallie M. Bertling.
“My original intention for the generous Alice Conger Patterson Scholarship was to attend a writers’ retreat,” she said. “Last year being what it was, that plan was rescheduled three times, despite my desperate optimism. Instead, The Emrys Scholarship Committee graciously let me try another tactic for getting my novel in motion, hiring bestselling YA author Mary Weber of Cherry Pie Author Services to help me develop writing habits and keep me careening towards a completed book.”
Applications for the Jo Ann Walker Poetry Scholarship and the inaugural Glenis Redmond Scholarship will be accepted until Feb. 28.
The poetry scholarship is open to North Carolina and South Carolina residents of all ages who are planning to attend a regional or national poetry workshop. Recipients are awarded $500 per person. Last year’s winner was Jennifer Brown.
Rounding out the three is the scholarship for emerging writers, which is open to beginning college students interested in creative writing between the ages of 17 and 20. This scholarship will provide $1,000 to the winning applicant to support their entrance into college.
Since 1997, the Emrys Foundation has awarded 33 scholarships.
For more information and to apply for any of these scholarships, visit emrys.org/scholarships.