Cambridge Writers’ Workshop Partner Scholarship at the Vermont College of Fine Arts

The Cambridge Writers’ Workshop is delighted to announce a Partnered Institution Scholarship at the Vermont College of Fine Arts.  Prospective students, who are Cambridge Writers’ Workshop alumni, faculty, staff, or affiliates are welcome to apply for a Partnered Institution Scholarship at VCFA’s two-year residential MFA in Writing & Publishing program for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Scholarships of $1000-5000 are available to Cambridge Writers’ Workshop alumni and affiliates. In the case of the Cambridge Writers’ Workshop, CWW alumni must have completed at least one course in the last 3 years to be eligible for the scholarship. Prospective MFA students must begin their application on SlideRoom by February 1 to be considered for scholarships.

For more information about scholarships at VCFA, please contact Lucy BourgeaultDirector of Admissions & Financial AidLucy.Bourgeault[at]  802-828-8819

In addition to the Cambridge Writers’ Workshop Partnered Institution Scholarships, the MFA in Writing & Publishing program at the Vermont College of Fine Arts announces the following Diversity Scholarships with a February 1 priority scholarship deadline for Fall 2019 enrollment.

Indigenous Peoples Scholarships

Tuition scholarships ranging from $1,000-$5,000 may be awarded to applicants who belong to an indigenous group anywhere in the world. With regard to the location of our Vermont-based campus, indigenous peoples living in the Northeastern United States will be given preference and are especially encouraged to apply.

International Scholarships

Tuition scholarships ranging from $1,000-$5,000 may be awarded to writers who live outside of the US and who are not US citizens in order to support VCFA’s global mission.

New American Scholarships

Tuition scholarships ranging from $1,000-$5,000 may be awarded to writers permanently residing in the United States who were born outside of the country. We believe immigrant and migrant writers are vital and necessary within the US literary community.

Veteran Scholarships

Tuition scholarships of $3,000 may be awarded to US Veterans to attend our MFA in Writing & Publishing program in recognition of their sacrifice and contributions.

Writers of Color & LGBTQ+ Scholarships

Tuition scholarships ranging from $1,000-$5,000 may be awarded to writers of color and/or writers from LGBTQ+ communities in order to create opportunities for traditionally underrepresented writers.

To view all of the available graduate scholarships, please visit VCFA’s website at In order to be considered for a scholarship, writers should begin their applications by February 1, 2019.

Honoring the Community & Victims of Pulse Orlando

The world is violent and mercurialit will have its way with you. We are saved only by lovelove for each other and the love that we pour into the art we feel compelled to share: being a parent; being a writer; being a painter; being a friend. We live in a perpetually burning building, and what we must save from it, all the time, is love.   

-Tennessee Williams

The Cambridge Writers’ Workshop is shocked and saddened to hear of the shooting that happened on early Sunday morning in Orlando, Florida, at Pulse Nightclub. To many in the LGBTQ+ community, Pulse was not only a place to celebrate personal identity, but a sanctuary against the very hate that inspired Sunday morning’s attacker. In response, we’re inspired by Tennessee Williams’s words: when the world begins to burn, only love can extinguish the flame.

If you’re committed to ending gun violence in America, please consider signing a petition to strengthen anti-gun laws and contacting your congressional representative.  You can also support the families of the victims of the Pulse shootings by contributing to Equality Florida’s Pulse Victims Fund.

– Cambridge Writers’ Workshop