Scholarships available for Indigenous moms in Alberta who write

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019 10:24am


If you are an Indigenous mother who writes, there is a scholarship available from the Writers’ Guild of Alberta specifically for you.

The Kemosa Scholarship awards financial assistance to Indigenous mothers living in Alberta to help them achieve their writing goals. In 2019, three prizes are available, with first place awarded $3,000, second place awarded $2,000, and $1,000 for third place.

If you are an emerging First Nations, Metis or Inuit writer and mother living in Alberta and are interested in applying for the Kemosa Scholarship, send the following to

1.  A sample of your writing (no more than 15 pages) — either prose, poetry, nonfiction, fiction and/or illustrated literature, e.g. graphic novel, comic, etc.
2.  A cover letter describing why the scholarship is important for you.
3.  Previous entrants may resubmit, as long as you have not won a scholarship within 24 months.

This year marks the third annual scholarship, and Tlicho Dene author Richard Van Camp and Dr. Jenny Kay Dupuis of the Nipissing First Nation are the judges of the applications.

Deadline is Dec. 20. Winners will be announced February 2020.

More information and full submission guidelines are available at: