https://mysterywriters.org/mwa-announces-the-barbara-neely-memorial-scholarship-program/
Deadline September 30, 2021. MWA has established a new scholarship program in honor of the late Barbara Neely, a trailblazing Black crime novelist who was named a Grand Master by MWA in late 2019. Two $2,000 scholarships will be awarded to two Black crime writers: one will be given to an aspiring crime writer who has yet to be published, and the second will be awarded to a published author. Deadline to apply is September 30, 2021. At the discretion of the winner, the scholarship can be used for such tools as writing classes or professional conferences, computer equipment or appropriate software, writing retreats or working weekends away from the cares and distractions of home. MWA requires only that the scholarship be applied to writing in the crime and mystery genre, which includes both fiction and nonfiction. The award also includes a one-year membership in Mystery Writers of America. Applicants must be Black, American citizens, and age 18 or older. They must submit a brief biography, completed application form, and 300-500-word statement on their interest in the mystery genre and in general terms (class, conference, equipment, etc.) how they would use the scholarship funds.

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