The Carnegie Center has created the Nana Lampton Scholarship for Emerging Writers. The scholarship provides $5,000 of the $5,500 annual tuition for the Carnegie Center’s Author Academy, an intensive nine-month program for writers who want to grow rapidly in their craft or prepare their writing for publication. The study year runs from Sept. 1 to June 3, 2017.
“We are thrilled to make the Author Academy available to more students,” said Carnegie Center director Neil Chethik. “Nana Lampton deserves our appreciation for ensuring that even writers with limited resources have a chance to take advantage of this unique educational opportunity.”
The program pairs up-and-coming writers with published authors. The two work together for nine months. Students in the program also take advanced classes at the Carnegie Center, attend the center’s annual Books-in-Progress Conference and meet with a literary agent.
The scholarship is awarded to one applicant each year based on financial need and an application. To learn more or to download a scholarship application, go to Carnegiecenterlex.org.