Jo Ann Walker Poetry Scholarship

Jo Ann Walker

Jo Ann Walker

DEADLINE APRIL 30, 2017

Who may apply for a grant:  The Scholarship accepts applications from individuals only.  Must be a resident of South Carolina or North Carolina and a citizen of the United States with a Social Security number.  The scholarship will be administered by the Emrys Scholarship Committee to allow the recipient to defray the expense of attending a regional or national poetry workshop of her or his choice. 

Who may not apply:  An individual holding elective office or public office may not apply.  A person may not apply on behalf of another.  Groups, organizations, businesses, and 501(c) (3) tax exempt entities may not apply.  Emrys Foundation current Board members and members of their families may not apply.

Additional Information:  Grants are up to $500 toward tuition at a writing workshop.  Be advised that the Internal Revenue Service considers grant funds to be taxable income.

APPLICATION GUIDELINES

Typed and no more than 2 pages (8-1/2 x 11)

Title file subject: Jo Ann Walker Scholarship

Send to:  emrys.info@gmail.com

What the electronic application submission must include:

Résume

Your name, e-mail address, phone number and birth date at top of first page

Description and duration of the workshop, verification of enrollment required

Reason why it will enhance your objective

Descriptive course information 

5 original poems

We notify only the grant recipient, who will be announced on the website and at the Emrys Annual Meeting on May 9, 2017 at Chicora Alley in Greenville.


At the Annual Meeting on May 17, 2016, Jo Ann Walker, one of our founding members, was recognized for her longtime support and the many ways she has contributed to Emrys. Though she moved away, her influence on Emrys will be lasting. One way we will remember her is through the establishment of a scholarship in her honor. The Emrys Board voted to establish, with contributions from the board and Jo Ann’s family and friends, The Jo Ann Terry Walker Poetry Workshop Scholarship, to be awarded annually to a poet from South or North Carolina. The scholarship will be administered by the Emrys Scholarship Committee to allow the recipient to defray the expense of attending a regional or national poetry workshop of her or his choice. The scholarship will first be awarded May 2017. 

You may make a donation in Jo Ann’s honor below or by mailing a check made out to Emrys to The Jo Ann Terry Walker Scholarship Fund, c/o Emrys, PO Box 8813, Greenville, SC 29604. In addition to our acknowledging your tax-deductible donation, we will be happy to notify Jo Ann of your gift in her honor if you indicate you would like us to do that.

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