Scholarships 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.

Thank you.

A number of full or partial scholarships will be offered to writers who plan to attend the 2015 Bear River Writers Conference. These merit awards will be made at the discretion of the BRWC Scholarship Board.

Bear River scholarships are provided through a generous donation from Meijer, Incorporated.

Awards are made to Bear River registrants on the basis of the merit of the applicant’s work. To apply, please submit the registration form along with the nonrefundable $100.00 deposit.

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

Applicants should submit a manuscript for consideration by our scholarship review board: (1) a brief (less than 250 words) personal statement explaining your interest in the scholarship and conference and (2) up to 10 pages of fiction or nonfiction or up to 8 pages of poetry. Prose manuscripts must be double-spaced.

  • The applicant's name and a page number should appear on each sheet of the manuscript.
  • Include a short synopsis if your manuscript is excerpted from a longer project.
  • Please send your strongest unpublished work.
  • Please do not send newspaper journalism or academic writing.
  • Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to return submitted materials.

Mail your Bear River registration form with your deposit and your scholarship submission to:

Scholarship Review Board
The Bear River Writers' Conference
Dept. of English Language & Literature
3187 Angell Hall
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1003

If your deposit is by credit card, you may fax your submission to 734 763-3128.

Materials need to be postmarked by Friday, February 27, 2015. We encourage you to apply as early as possible. 

Notifications were sent on April 3, 2015.