The Writer Mama Scholarship Application for the October 8, 2008 Writing & Publishing the Short Stuff Class

Now accepting applications through September 14th for the October 8th Writing & Publishing the Short Stuff Class.

Are you a mom, who would love to take the Writing and Publishing the Short Stuff Class that starts October 8th, but you would not otherwise be able to afford it?

Then you qualify for The Writer Mama Scholarship. 🙂

The deadline for your short application is one week only: Saturday, September 6th – Sunday, September 14th by midnight.

Please read the guidelines below completely and double-check your application. The recipient will be announced by midnight, Monday, September 15th, in this blog.

Please feel free to spread the word about the scholarship, even if you do not intend to apply. 🙂

Only one scholarship is available per WPSS class during 2008. This is a full scholarship. The recipient commits to participating fully in the class and delivering all six assignments on time. Please do not apply if you cannot make the commitment to participate in the class.

The scholarship is not transferable if you fail to complete the class. The scholarship is also not transferable in the case of illness, family emergencies, a move, etc.

Please note that this is a scholarship, not a giveaway. Also, the scholarship is only for moms, not soon-to-be moms. The scholarship is offered by Christina Katz. No additional professional time or coaching is offered with the scholarship. It’s up to the scholarship recipient to make the most of the class, like everyone else in the group.

What is written in your application is considered private and will not be shared or sold. The only way to qualify is to apply each time.

To learn about future scholarship opportunities (four more next year!), please subscribe to The Writer Mama e-zine in the upper right-hand corner of this blog (click on the envelope glyph).

Applications will be reviewed in the order they are received. Send your application to: “writer mama 2 @ earthlink dot net”. This is the only email address for the scholarship. If you do not receive the scholarship, save your application for future scholarships, and re-apply. But double check the application, it may have changed or been updated.

The application questions are below. Copy and paste the questions into an email (though, for class you must be able to create and read Microsoft Word documents, no exceptions). Your application should not exceed one page in 12-point font, single-spaced in a Microsoft Word document, but please answer each question completely. Please write your application in Word and then transfer the text into an email.

The scholarship recipient will be chosen based on the following criteria: Demonstrated effort, Need, and Enthusiasm as determined by Christina Katz. The most important consideration is demonstrated past effort, so please don’t skimp on details of your past writing efforts.

No one else will view your application.

Applications accepted from U.S. residents only at this time. Thanks for understanding.

Here’s the application (copy and paste it into a Word doc, answer each question fully, do not exceed one page, then copy and paste your final application into an email when you are ready to submit it):

[Begin application form]





Have you read the book, Writer Mama?

How long have you been reading the WM blog?

What version of Microsoft Word software are you currently using?

Have you applied for The Writer Mama Scholarship before?

Write a short paragraph in response to the following questions:

  1. Please write one paragraph about why you want to take the class, Writing and Publishing the Short Stuff.
  2. Please list, in paragraph form by publication name and date only, any publication credits you’ve accumulated thus far . Briefly list any other experience you think is relevant, also in paragraph form.
  3. Please briefly state why you are unable to afford the tuition for the class at this time (see note below).

[End application form]

Please Note: The Writer Mama Scholarship is only for moms who legitimately cannot afford class tuition for whatever reason. So if you work at home, earn money, receive money, or your spouse or partner earns enough money for you to afford the class, please expect to pay full price.

To register for the class as a non-scholarship candidate, please visit the classes page at Next class starts on October 8th. The class usually fills early, so please don’t wait until the last minute to register.

Post any questions about the scholarship to the comments section but, generally speaking, just do your best and send in your application according to the posted guidelines.

I’m pleased to be able to offer one free class per semester to one deserving mama. Good luck! 🙂


3 Responses to “The Writer Mama Scholarship Application for the October 8, 2008 Writing & Publishing the Short Stuff Class”

  1. 1 Mary Jo C. September 5, 2008 at 12:06 pm


    Again, I think this scholarship is a phenominal idea. And as a previous winner, I must say I use the info I learned in class on a daily basis, including the assignment handouts, the other students’ work and the markets you provide. Not to mention the community of writer mamas which was devloped and continues to grow as we all keep in touch.


    ~Mary Jo Campbell

  2. 2 The Writer Mama September 5, 2008 at 12:09 pm

    Hiya Mary Jo,

    Thanks for sharing your experience as a scholarship recipient. I am sure others appreciate it!

    Happy weekend…

    🙂 C

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