Students attending Clarion West incur expenses for tuition, housing and food, travel, and other living expenses. Thanks to the strength of Clarion West’s support community, a long list of alumni, friends, past instructors, and other organizations frequently provide scholarships for our students.
If you are interested in applying for a scholarship to attend Clarion West, submit a full application to the Six-Week Summer Workshop by the deadline and check “Yes” in the “Applying for scholarship aid” section. Further instructions will be given to accepted students.
Full and partial scholarships are available from private donors in memory of the following honored individuals:
- Elliot Alexander Memorial Scholarship
- Michael Alexander Memorial Scholarship
- Elliot and Michael Alexander Memorial Scholarship
- Mark Bourne Memorial Scholarship
- Gordon R. Dickson Memorial Scholarship (supported by the Midwestern SF community)
- Susan C. Petrey Memorial Scholarship
- Vonda N. McIntyre Scholarship
Full and partial scholarships are generously supported by the following:
- Clarion West Alumni Fund
- Clarion West General Scholarship Fund
- The Poul and Karen Anderson Memorial International Travel Fund
In addition, the following full and partial scholarships are available to select students:
- The Octavia E. Butler Memorial Scholarship, which covers tuition and housing, is awarded by the Carl Brandon Society to a single student of color.
- The Worldbuilder Scholarship, which covers tuition and housing, is awarded by George R. R. Martin to a single student who demonstrates interest and skill at fantasy worldbuilding.
- The Blue Corn Creations Scholarship for Native American Writers. Blue Corn Creations, a publishing firm undertaking a variety of Native American-themed projects, has launched a scholarship for writers of Native American descent at the Clarion West Writers Workshop.
- Partial assistance from the Donald A. and Elsie B. Wollheim Memorial Scholarship Fund is awarded by the New York Science Fiction Society/The Lunarians, Inc. to students hailing from the New York metropolitan area.
Assistance is available for students with special physical needs thanks to ReadAssist.