Tuesday, June 02, 2009

New Scholarships for WNC Women Writers

A new Arden-based charity, the Candy Maier Scholarship Fund for Women, provides writing scholarship assistance to WNC women. It's raised $11,000 so far, even before achieving 501c status last month, and given out 50 scholarships totaling $8000.

It is the only area fund that provides area women with funds to attend non-accredited writing programs as well as university courses.

The group wants to fill volunteer positions on the Board of Directors and as a regional coordinator sharing info about the Fund to WNC areas outside of Asheville

The Fund's organizers also want to develop a website, a newsletter and a series of fundraisers. If you can help, email thecandyfund@yahoo.com.

There's no group website yet to link to, but there's info about the fund here and a PDF scholarship application form here.

Candy Maier (1950-2005) was a local writer and contributor to Western North Carolina Woman magazine.

1 comment:

whitneylgeorge said...

Thank you Jennifer Saylor for mentioning our non-profit organization and our mission:to grant scholarships for writing classes to women age 21 and over living in Western NC.

As a member of the Board of directors of The Candy Maier Scholarship Fund for Women Writers, I am happy to work with people and help them through the application process. Please feel free to contact me for more information or with questions about Candy Scholarships. Whitney Laura George 828-989-5069