RWA 2020 Conference Scholarships


RWA2020 Scholarships for Black Writers
DayDreamer Scholarship
Norah Grace Fund
Love is Love Scholarship
Daylight Scholarship
Kate Duffy Memorial Fund
Cathie Linz Memorial Fund


All scholarship applications are due July 21, 2020. Recipients will be selected by July 24, 2020. 

RWA2020 Scholarships for Black Writers

As part of our continuing work on diversity issues and efforts to make our organization a safe place for Black writers, RWA will make 100 scholarships to RWA2020 available to non-member Black writers. These scholarships will include a free registration and recordings of the conference. Read more about this initiative here. Recipients will be selected by random drawing from eligible applicants. 

Application deadline: July 21, 2020

Scholarships for Black Writers Application


RWA also invites all Black authors who are members in RWA to attend RWA2020 free of charge. This admission will include the recordings of the conference. If you meet these eligibility requirements, click the link below to register. 

Member Registration

 

DayDreamer Scholarship

The DayDreamer Scholarship, funded by Alyssa Day, with additional funding by Karen Rose, will award up to 15 scholarships for the payment of conference registration fees for the 2020 RWA Conference. Applications are open to disabled and/or neurodivergent RWA members. This scholarship is inclusive of members with physical disabilities and/or mental illness (including depression and anxiety), as well as those who are neurodivergent

Application deadline: July 21, 2020

DayDreamer Scholarship Application 



The Norah Grace Fund

The Norah Grace Fund, funded by Sarah Robinson, will award a scholarship for the payment of one conference registration fee for the 2020 RWA Conference. Sarah offers this scholarship to give back to the romance community who have supported her while her daughter, Norah Grace, is in NICU. Applications are open to parents of children with special needs and/or medical struggles. Members and non-members may apply.

Application deadline: July 21, 2020

Norah Grace Fund Application 

 

Love is Love Scholarship

The Love is Love Scholarship, funded by Nikki Sloane, with additional funding by Jessa Slade, will award up to five scholarships for the payment of conference registration fees for the 2020 RWA Conference. Applications are open to RWA members who are members of the LGBTQ+ community. 

Application Deadline: July 21, 2020

Love is Love Scholarship Application
 

 

Daylight Scholarship

The Daylight Scholarship, funded by Sylvia Day, will award up to five scholarships for the payment of conference registration fees for the RWA Conference. Applicants must be RWA members who were 2019 RITA finalists. Members may apply by submitting a personal letter stating their financial need, their serious pursuit of a romance writing career, and why they believe attendance at the conference in the year of their application will benefit their romance writing career.
The fund is overseen by Romance Writers of America. Email info@rwa.org with questions.

Application Deadline: July 21, 2020

Daylight Scholarship Application

 

 

Kate Duffy Memorial Fund

The Kate Duffy Memorial Fund honors the memory of Kate Duffy, a longtime editor for Kensington Publishing, who passed away in September 2009. The fund will award a scholarship for the payment of conference registration fees for the RWA Conference. Applicants must be RWA members who are PAN eligible.  Applicants will be asked to include a statement stating the applicant’s financial need, their serious pursuit of a romance writing career, and why they believe attendance at the conference in the year of their application will benefit their romance writing career.
Scholarship funds will be disbursed to the extent that member donations made to the Kate Duffy Memorial Fund cover the disbursement. The fund is overseen by Romance Writers of America.

If you would like to donate to the Kate Duffy Memorial Fund, email accounting@rwa.org.

Application Deadline: July 21, 2020

Kate Duffy Fund Application

 

 

Cathie Linz Memorial Fund

RWA established a memorial fund to honor the memory of romance author and first RWA Library Liaison Cathie Linz, who passed away in March 2015. The fund will award at least four scholarships for the payment of registration fees for the Librarians Day portion of the RWA Conference. Applicants should be librarians, library school students, or library paraprofessionals providing services related to popular romance fiction or interested in learning more about the genre. Email libraries@rwa.org with questions.

Applications will open June 23
If you would like to donate to the Cathie Linz Memorial Fund, email accounting@rwa.org.

Application Deadline: July 21, 2020

Cathie Linz Fund Application