Conference dates:  May 28 - June 1, 2015

Please submit your scholarship application after you have registered and received the confirmation for your $100 deposit payment. 

In addition, you should not pay your final payment until scholarships are assessed and we can determine the correct final balance for you.

A limited number of full or partial scholarships will be offered to writers who plan to attend the Bear River Writers Conference. The awards will be made at the discretion of the Scholarship Board based on the merit of the work.  Bear River merit scholarships are provided through a generous donation from Meijer, Incorporated. 

NOTE: Due to our new online registration process, no $100 conference deposits will be held until award announcements. All deposits will be non-refundable, regardless of award outcome. Any scholarship amounts awarded will be applied to the final conference payment due.


We hope to increase our opportunities for writers to come to Bear River — especially those who have limited resources. For that reason, we have included a Make a Donation page.  Please consider giving what you can to help other writers enjoy this four day experience in the beautiful Michigan north country.  We thank you.