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2023 Conference

A limited number of partial scholarships will be offered to writers who plan to attend the 2023 Bear River Writers’ Conference. The awards will be made at the discretion of the Scholarship Review Board and will attempt primarily to assist those who come from traditionally underrepresented communities and/or those with particular financial hardships.

Bear River scholarships are provided through the generous support of the University of Michigan Department of English and our anonymous donors. The scholarship application deadline is Monday, May 15, 2023.

NOTE: All deposits will be non-refundable, regardless of award outcome. Any scholarship amounts awarded will be applied to the final conference payment due.

We hope to increase opportunities for writers to come to Bear River — especially those who have limited resources. For that reason, we have included a Make a Donation page. Please consider giving what you can to help other writers enjoy this four-day experience in beautiful Northern Michigan. We thank you.

Scholarship submissions are limited to ONE per attendee. Please do not send multiple submissions in different genres.