The Desert Nights, Rising Stars
Writers Conference

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Arizona Educator Scholarships

Full tuition for Arizona teachers

Each year, the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing offers a number of scholarships to the Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference for Arizona teachers working in primary, secondary, or higher education covering the full cost of conference tuition.

To learn more about the scholarship, you can view the information below or submit an application.

Applications are due Monday, November 26, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. Arizona time.

For more information on other scholarships, visit our scholarships page.  

For more information on the conference, you can meet our faculty or view this year's schedule

Scholarship Eligibility

To be eligible, individuals must be currently employed by an institution of primary, secondary, or higher education in the State of Arizona. Educators of all subject matter and grade levels are encouraged to apply. 

Please note: individuals who have received an Arizona Educator Scholarship for the Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference within the past year are ineligible to apply.

No additional assistance for travel, lodging, or other financial assistance is available at this time.

Application Process and Guidelines

Applications are simple, and consist of answering two questions about the conference's personal and professional impact (500 words or less each):

  • What do you hope to gain from attending the Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference? What are your personal and professional goals? How will the conference benefit you as an educator or writer?
  • How will the conference benefit your institution and its students?

Important Dates

Arizona Educator scholarships for 2019 are now open! Applications will be open until Monday, November 26 at 11:59 PM. All applicants will be informed of selection no later than December 20.

Apply for the Scholarship

To apply for the AZ Educator scholarship, submit a scholarship application

Apply for the Scholarship

More Information

For more information, contact Education Programs Manager Felicia Zamora at Felicia.Zamora@asu.edu or 480.727.1787.