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Scholarship Name:

Asian American Writers’ Workshop (“AAWW”) Open City Neighborhoods Fellowship

Scholarship Description:

Fellowship offered through AAWW to Asian Americans.

Award Amount:


Number of Scholarships:

Multiple awards

Application Required:


Official Transcript Required:


References and Letter of Recommendations Required:


Interview Required:


Original Essay Required:


Additional Requirements and Information:

1) Must reside in New York City, New York; 2) Project proposal identifying two to three story ideas tied up by a common theme in applicant’s chosen neighborhood required (900 words max); 3) Resume/Curriculum Vitae (“CV”) required; 4) Two-three writing samples that best illustrate the kinds of articles applicant would like to write for Open City. Samples should not be more than three (3) pages each and must be uploaded to the application form as PDFs or MS Word documents. They should be double-spaced, in 12-point font size, and should not include publication information; 4) Fellowship awarded as follows: Recipients receive a $2,500.00 award, skill-building workshops and publishing opportunities.


o The fellowship spans six (6) months, starting in September 2018 and ending in March 2019.

o The fellowship seeks writers eager to work on neighborhood-based stories in Sunset Park, Bay Ridge, Midwood, and Boerum Hill in Brooklyn; Manhattan’s Chinatown; Astoria, Flushing, Jackson Heights and Richmond Hill in Queens; and other growing Asian immigrant communities across New York City, including those in Staten Island and The Bronx.





New York NY

Eligibility Requirements (Check all that apply):

Online application

Additional Applicant Requirements:


Category (Select all that apply):

Residency, Race, Ethnicity, Major/Field of Study

Web Site:

Point of Contact:

The Asian American Writers’ Workshop
110-112 West 27 Street, Ste. 600
New York, New York 10001
Telephone: (212) 494-0061


Deadline:   July 9, 2018 (NLT 11:59 p.m.) (receipt date)

Note: Scholarship information is ALWAYS subject to change. Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the relevant office to confirm qualification(s), requirements, deadline, and transmission mode(s) and address(es).