Each year, the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing offers a number of scholarship opportunities for the Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference:
- Arizona Educator Scholarships for anyone teaching classes in primary, secondary, or higher education in the state of Arizona
- Open scholarships for anyone over the age of 18
All scholarships cover the full cost of conference tuition. Applications generally consist of answering a few short questions about the conference's personal, creative, and professional impact. Multiple applications are accepted. Deadlines vary.
To learn more about scholarships, click the links above or use the side menu to visit each page. You can also contact Dana Tribke at Dtribke@asu.edu.
External Scholarship Opportunities
Beyond our scholarships, the Piper Center also partners with other departments, schools, and organizations to offer sponsored scholarships from various institutions, including the Barrett Honors College, the Office of Veterans and Military Affairs, the creative writing program at Arizona State University, and the Maricopa Community College System.
Many individuals may also have access to professional development funds through educational institutions, local or state arts agencies, or their places of work.
If you are interested in applying for sponsored scholarship opportunities, please contact the creative writing coordinator or administrator at your respective institution.