Jo Ann Walker Poetry Scholarship Application Guidelines

To encourage North and South Carolina residents to attend regional and national poetry workshops.

Status: Individual Age: All Welcome

Pursuit of: Poetry workshop Resident of: SC or NC and USA

Special consideration: Originality

Award: $500 

Other: Emrys T-shirt and recognition on Emrys Website and Social Media

Submissions Open: Dec. 26th Close: Feb. 28th Winner Announced: March 15th

Please submit your application on Submittable as one Word doc or pdf.

  1. Typed and no more than 2 pages (8.5 x 11)

  2. Your name, email address, phone number and birth date at top of first page.

  3. Description and duration of the workshop and enrollment verification.

  4. Reason why it will enhance your objective.

  5. Descriptive course information.

  6. Your resumé.

  7. Five original poems.

Winners are expected to provide a 250-word blog on their experience winning the scholarship and a picture that can be used on Emrys Social Media. 

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 current Board members and members of their families may not apply.

Additional Information: Grants range from $500 to $1,000. Be advised that the IRS considers grant funds as taxable income.

Project limitations: Tuition grants will be made directly to any accredited academic institution. Grants for creative endeavors will be made to the individual artist.