The Horror Writers Association (HWA) is pleased to offer a variety of scholarships to assist writers looking to pursue a career as a writer of horror fiction, nonfiction, or poetry. We also offer one endowment to libraries to expand their young adult reading programs.
- The Horror Writers Association Scholarship
- The Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Scholarship
- Diversity Grants
- The Dark Poetry Scholarship
- The Rocky Wood Memorial Scholarship for Non-fiction
- The Dennis Etchison Young Writers Scholarship
- The Scholarship From Hell (for StokerCon)
- Young Adults Write Now endowment program
HWA is dedicated to promoting the horror genre and providing education to both the general public (via our appearances at conventions and book festivals, our yearly StokerCons, and our iconic Bram Stoker Awards®) and to writers.
SORRY – ALL SCHOLARSHIPS ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED TO APPLICATIONS. ALL SCHOLARSHIPS EXCEPT THE SCHOLARSHIP FROM HELL WILL RE-OPEN ON JUNE 1, 2023.
If you have questions, please visit our General Rules or the FAQ.