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Sunday, February 17, 2019

Helen McCloy Scholarship 2019

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What Is It? The Helen McCloy/MWA Scholarship for Mystery Writing seeks to nurture talent in mystery writing—in fiction, nonfiction, playwriting, and screenwriting.

Who May Apply? The scholarship is open to U.S. citizens or permanent residents only. Membership in Mystery Writers of America is not required to apply. The McCloy Scholarship is intended for serious aspiring mystery writers who wish to improve their writing skills. Applicants should not have received monetary compensation for novels, short stories, non-fiction, screenplays or play scripts in the crime-writing genre.

How Shall the Scholarship Be Used? The scholarship shall be used to offset tuition and fees for writing workshops, writing seminars, or university/college-level writing programs taking place in the U.S. in summer, fall or winter of 2019 or early spring 2020. Applicants must select a specific writing class/workshop/seminar to which scholarship funds would be applied.  To be eligible, the chosen writing program must require the applicant to produce writing and to have writing critiqued. Writing conferences featuring only panels and agent conferences are not eligible.

 What Is the Scholarship Amount? MWA will present two scholarships for up to $500 each. Scholarship checks are issued in late Spring and are made out jointly to scholarship winners and their chosen educational institutions.

 Submission Details Applicants are required to submit:

* ONE Scholarship application form, completed – 2019 McCloy Application Form

* ONE copy of the official description of the writing class/workshop/program (from college catalog, workshop brochure, or other.)

* One copy of a 300- to 500-word essay explaining the applicant’s interest in mystery writing

* One copy of a sample of mystery writing for judging: either a synopsis and 3 chapters from a novel, or 3 short stories, or 3 short nonfiction pieces, or 1 screenplay or 1 play script

The scholarship committee may also require a letter of acceptance and/or syllabus or other documentation from the writing class/workshop/seminar to be attended.

Email all materials in one complete submission package to: McCloy.MWA@gmail.com
Put “submission” in the subject line of the email.

Application Deadline All applications must be postmarked by February 28, 2019. No late applications or emailed applications will be accepted.

Questions? For individual answers and a copy of scholarship FAQs and submission tips (recommended), e-mail the scholarship committee at:   McCloy.MWA@gmail.com

About Helen McCloy Helen McCloy (1904-1994) was a mystery author, editor, publisher, and agent. Creator of psychiatrist sleuth Dr. Basil Willing, McCloy served as president of MWA in 1950, won the Edgar® Award for mystery criticism in 1954, helped to establish MWA’s New England Chapter in 1971, and was named an MWA Grand Master in 1990.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Helen McCloy Scholarship

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What Is It? The Helen McCloy/MWA Scholarship for Mystery Writing seeks to nurture talent in mystery writing—in fiction, nonfiction, playwriting, and screenwriting.

Who May Apply? The scholarship is open to U.S. citizens or permanent residents only. Membership in Mystery Writers of America is not required to apply. The McCloy Scholarship is intended for serious aspiring mystery writers who wish to improve their writing skills. Applicants should not have received monetary compensation for novels, short stories, non-fiction, screenplays or play scripts in the crime-writing genre.

How Shall the Scholarship Be Used? The scholarship shall be used to offset tuition and fees for writing workshops, writing seminars, or university/college-level writing programs taking place in the U.S. in summer, fall or winter of 2018 or early spring 2019. Applicants must select a specific writing class/workshop/seminar to which scholarship funds would be applied.  To be eligible, the chosen writing program must require the applicant to produce writing and to have writing critiqued. Writing conferences featuring only panels and agent conferences are not eligible.

 What Is the Scholarship Amount? MWA will present two scholarships for up to $500 each. Scholarship checks are issued in late Spring and are made out jointly to scholarship winners and their chosen educational institutions.

 Submission Details Applicants are required to submit:

* ONE Scholarship application form, completed – 2018 McCloy Application Form

* ONE copy of the official description of the writing class/workshop/program (from college catalog, workshop brochure, or other.)

* One copy of a 300- to 500-word essay explaining the applicant’s interest in mystery writing

* One copy of a sample of mystery writing for judging: either a synopsis and 3 chapters from a novel, or 3 short stories, or 3 short nonfiction pieces, or 1 screenplay or 1 play script

The scholarship committee may also require a letter of acceptance and/or syllabus or other documentation from the writing class/workshop/seminar to be attended.

Email all materials in one complete submission package to: 
 McCloy.MWA@gmail.com
Put “submission” in the subject line of the email.

Application Deadline All applications must be postmarked by February 28, 2018. 

No late applications or emailed applications will be accepted.

Questions? For individual answers and a copy of scholarship FAQs and submission tips (recommended), e-mail the scholarship committee at:   McCloy.MWA@gmail.com

Friday, June 9, 2017

UCB Training Center Scholarships/Fellowships

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The UCB Training Center believes a diverse student body is fundamental to developing rich comedic scenes in improvisation, sketch, and character work.

Through outreach, scholarships, and community events, the UCB Training Center aims to develop a student body that reflects the society in which it exists.

As the curriculum promotes being truthful and drawing from real life when possible, classes are more rewarding when students bring a variety of experiences to the work they do in class and on the stage.

We are looking to increase our diversity of
  • race and ethnicity
  • sexual orientation and gender identification
  • people over 40
  • individuals with disabilities
  • U.S. military service members or veterans
In addition to efforts at the UCB Training Center, we support a broad range of community organizations that foster inclusion, encourage diversity and are committed to advancing comedic opportunities for under-served communities.

SCHOLARSHIPS / FELLOWSHIPS

Twice a year, we offer 190 new and returning students scholarship credits to study for free at the Training Center. We are looking for students with diverse backgrounds in the NYC metropolitan area whose financial situation would make studying at the UCB Training Center difficult or impossible otherwise.

As of December 2015, we are also offering a fellowship for applicants interested in the non-financial benefits of the scholarship. For more information on the difference between fellowships and scholarships, click here. Apply for either the scholarship or fellowship, not both.


The winter 2017 scholarship/fellowship application window has closed. The next application window will open in June 2017.

Join the mailing list below or follow the @UCBClassesNYC twitter to get updates about the scholarship/fellowship.

The application window is open in June/July and December/January.

Note: You do not need to apply for or receive a scholarship or fellowship to participate in other elements of the Diversity Program, such as the jams and meet-ups.

FORUMS, MEET-UPS, AND PANELS


We host a variety of events to discuss issues of diversity in comedy. Join the mailing list for updates on meeting times and dates.

DIVERSITY IMPROV JAM

We host a monthly free improv jam at the UCB Theatre for performers of all experience levels, hosted by Astronomy Club. Join the mailing list to receive updates about each month's improv jam.

NEWSLETTER / MAILING LIST


Our email newsletter is a great way to find out about different aspects of the program and upcoming events. We proactively share our job openings and employment opportunities with this list first.

To join the mailing list, click here.

We only send out emails once or twice a month, so we won't be clogging up your inbox.

OUTREACH


For the past three years, we have teamed up with the All Stars Project to offer free improv workshops and Improv 101 classes to youth from across New York City.

Throughout the year, we offer teen improv classes for 15-18 year-olds, which are free to students who receive free or discounted lunches at NYC schools. To see if any teen classes are coming up, visit our open courses page.

Since 2013, we have also run a Teen Improv Fest in conjunction with the NYC Department of Education, where we send teachers to 20 schools to help coach improv teams there and prepare them for an end-of-year show hosted at the UCB Theatre.

SUPPORT

Our director of student affairs, Marissa Tunis, a licensed psychologist, is available for counseling and feedback regarding a variety of issues. She has held teacher training sessions and scheduled student forums regarding diversity in response to feedback from students, so please reach out to her if you are a student who would like to discuss your experiences about diversity. She can be reached at marissa@ucbcomedy.com

INITIATIVES AT A GLANCE

Since its inception in 2009, the Upright Citizens Brigade Training Center has awarded over $700,000 in scholarships via our program.

Though a partnership with the NYC Department of Education, we have worked with 14 High Schools throughout the five boroughs.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Helen McCloy Scholarship

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What Is It? The Helen McCloy/MWA Scholarship for Mystery Writing seeks to nurture talent in mystery writing—in fiction, nonfiction, playwriting, and screenwriting.

Who May Apply? The scholarship is open to U.S. citizens or permanent residents only. Membership in Mystery Writers of America is not required to apply. The McCloy Scholarship is intended for serious aspiring mystery writers who wish to improve their writing skills. Applicants should not have received monetary compensation for novels, short stories, non-fiction, screenplays or play scripts in the crime-writing genre.

How Shall the Scholarship Be Used? The scholarship shall be used to offset tuition and fees for writing workshops, writing seminars, or university/college-level writing programs taking place in the U.S. in summer, fall or winter of 2017 or early spring 2018. Applicants must select a specific writing class/workshop/seminar to which scholarship funds would be applied.
To be eligible, the chosen writing program must require the applicant to produce writing and to have writing critiqued. Writing conferences featuring only panels and agent conferences are not eligible.

What Is the Scholarship Amount? MWA will present two scholarships for up to $500 each. Scholarship checks are issued in late Spring and are made out jointly to scholarship winners and their chosen educational institutions.

Submission Details Applicants are required to submit:

* ONE Scholarship application form, completed – 2017 McCloy Application Form

* ONE copy of the official description of the writing class/workshop/program (from college catalog, workshop brochure, or other.)

* One copy of a 300- to 500-word essay explaining the applicant’s interest in mystery writing

* One copy of a sample of mystery writing for judging: either a synopsis and 3 chapters from a novel, or 3 short stories, or 3 short nonfiction pieces, or 1 screenplay or 1 play script

The scholarship committee may also require a letter of acceptance and/or syllabus or other documentation from the writing class/workshop/seminar to be attended.

Email all materials in one complete submission package to: 
 McCloy.MWA@gmail.comPut “submission” in the subject line of the email.

Application Deadline All applications must be postmarked by February 28, 2017. No late applications or emailed applications will be accepted.

Questions? For individual answers and a copy of scholarship FAQs and submission tips (recommended), e-mail the scholarship committee at: McCloy.MWA@gmail.com

About Helen McCloy Helen McCloy (1904-1994) was a mystery author, editor, publisher, and agent. Creator of psychiatrist sleuth Dr. Basil Willing, McCloy served as president of MWA in 1950, won the Edgar® Award for mystery criticism in 1954, helped to establish MWA’s New England Chapter in 1971, and was named an MWA Grand Master in 1990.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Helen McCloy Scholarship

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What Is It? The Helen McCloy/MWA Scholarship for Mystery Writing seeks to nurture talent in mystery writing—in fiction, nonfiction, playwriting, and screenwriting.

Who May Apply? The scholarship is open to U.S. citizens or permanent residents only. Membership in Mystery Writers of America is not required to apply. The McCloy Scholarship is intended for serious aspiring mystery writers who wish to improve their writing skills.

How Shall the Scholarship Be Used? The scholarship shall be used to offset tuition and fees for writing workshops, writing seminars, or university/college-level writing programs taking place in the U.S. in summer, fall or winter of 2016 or early spring 2017. Applicants must select a specific writing class/workshop/seminar to which scholarship funds would be applied.

What Is the Scholarship Amount? MWA will present two scholarships for up to $500 each. Scholarship checks are issued in late Spring and are made out jointly to scholarship winners and their chosen educational institutions.

Submission Details Applicants are required to submit:

* ONE Scholarship application form, completed – 2016 McCloy Application Form

* ONE copy of the official description of the writing class/workshop/program (from college catalog, workshop brochure, or other.)

* FIVE COPIES of a 300- to 500-word essay explaining the applicant’s interest in mystery writing

* FIVE COPIES of a sample of mystery writing for judging: either a synopsis and 3 chapters from a novel, or 3 short stories, or 3 short nonfiction pieces, or 1 screenplay or 1 play script

The scholarship committee may also require a letter of acceptance and/or syllabus or other documentation from the writing class/workshop/seminar to be attended.

Mail all materials in one complete package to:
2015 Helen McCloy/MWA Scholarship Committee, PO Box 529 Foxborough, MA 02035

Application Deadline All applications must be postmarked by February 28, 2016. No late applications or emailed applications will be accepted.

Questions? For individual answers and a copy of scholarship FAQs and submission tips (recommended), mail the scholarship committee at the PO box (above) or send an email to: McCloy.MWA@gmail.com No phone calls, please.

About Helen McCloy Helen McCloy (1904-1994) was a mystery author, editor, publisher, and agent. Creator of psychiatrist sleuth Dr. Basil Willing, McCloy served as president of MWA in 1950, won the Edgar® Award for mystery criticism in 1954, helped to establish MWA’s New England Chapter in 1971, and was named an MWA Grand Master in 1990.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Upright Citizen's Brigade Diversity Scholarship

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Twice a year, we offer 90 scholarship credits to new and current UCB Training Center students.

The application windows is currently open. You can find the application here.

You have until 11:59pm EDT Sunday, July 19 to complete the application.

If you cannot fill out an online application, please call (212) 929-8107 to make alternate arrangements.

The next application window (after this one) will be open in December 2015.

Join the mailing list below or follow the @UCBClassesNYC twitter to get updates.

You do not need to apply for or receive a scholarship to participate in other elements of the Diversity Program.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Undiscovered Voices Scholarship

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The Writer’s Center seeks promising writers in the Washington area earning less than $25,000 annually to apply. This scholarship program will provide complimentary writing workshops to the selected applicant for a period of one year, but not to exceed 8 workshops in that year (and not to include independent studies). We expect the recipient will use the year to make progress toward a completed manuscript of publishable work.

Previous winners include Marija Stajic (2013) Rose Fitzpatrick (2013), Nicole Idar (2012), Gimbiya Kettering (2011), Lee Kaplan (2010) and Susan Bucci Mockler (2009).

The Writer’s Center believes writers of all backgrounds and experiences should have an opportunity to devote time and energy toward the perfection of their craft.

The recipient will be able to attend writing workshops offered by The Writer’s Center free of charge. In addition, he or she will give a reading from his or her work after the close of the scholarship period and will be invited to join our community in ways most intereting to them.

To apply, candidates should submit:

a) a cover letter signed by the candidate that contains the statement: “I understand and confirm I meet all eligibility requirements of the Undiscovered Voices Scholarship.” The cover letter should include information on the impact this scholarship would have on the candidate.

b) contact information for two references who can speak to the candidate’s creative work and promise

c) a work sample in a single genre:
8 pages of poetry, no more than one poem per page
10 pages of fiction, double-spaced, no more than one work or excerpt
10 pages of nonfiction (essay, memoir, etc), double-spaced, no more than one work or excerpt
15 pages of a script or screenplay

These items should be sent in hard copy to

The Writer’s Center
Attn: Judson Battaglia
Re: Undiscovered Voices Scholarship
4508 Walsh St.
Bethesda MD 20815

All submissions must be postmarked by June 20, 2015.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Helen McCloy Scholarship

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What Is It? The Helen McCloy/MWA Scholarship for Mystery Writing seeks to nurture talent in mystery writing—in fiction, nonfiction, playwriting, and screenwriting.

Who May Apply? The scholarship is open to U.S. citizens or permanent residents only. Membership in Mystery Writers of America is not required to apply. The McCloy Scholarship is intended for serious aspiring mystery writers who wish to improve their writing skills.

How Shall the Scholarship Be Used? The scholarship shall be used to offset tuition and fees for writing workshops, writing seminars, or university/college-level writing programs taking place in the U.S. in summer, fall or winter of 2015 or early spring 2016. Applicants must select a specific writing class/workshop/seminar to which scholarship funds would be applied.

What Is the Scholarship Amount? MWA will present two scholarships for up to $500 each. Scholarship checks are issued in late Spring and are made out jointly to scholarship winners and their chosen educational institutions.

Submission Details Applicants are required to submit:

* ONE Scholarship application form, completed - 2015 McCloy Application Form

* ONE copy of the official description of the writing class/workshop/program (from college catalog, workshop brochure, or other.)

* FIVE COPIES of a 300- to 500-word essay explaining the applicant’s interest in mystery writing

* FIVE COPIES of a sample of mystery writing for judging: either a synopsis and 3 chapters from a novel, or 3 short stories, or 3 short nonfiction pieces, or 1 screenplay or 1 play script

The scholarship committee may also require a letter of acceptance and/or syllabus or other documentation from the writing class/workshop/seminar to be attended.

Mail all materials in one complete package to:
2015 Helen McCloy/MWA Scholarship Committee, PO Box 512 Charlottesville, VA 22902

Application Deadline All applications must be postmarked by February 28, 2015. No late applications or emailed applications will be accepted.

Questions? For individual answers and a copy of scholarship FAQs and submission tips (recommended), mail the scholarship committee at the PO box (above) or send an email to: McCloy.MWA@gmail.com No phone calls, please.

About Helen McCloy Helen McCloy (1904-1994) was a mystery author, editor, publisher, and agent. Creator of psychiatrist sleuth Dr. Basil Willing, McCloy served as president of MWA in 1950, won the Edgar® Award for mystery criticism in 1954, helped to establish MWA’s New England Chapter in 1971, and was named an MWA Grand Master in 1990.

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