Hugo House wants anyone interested in writing to have access to the writing classes they desire.
Scholarship applications are read by a committee that considers financial need, interest in writing, and access to instruction in the past. We especially encourage applications from BIPOC, LGBTQ, and other underrepresented voices.
We have recently changed our scholarship application process to make it more accessible and allow more students to apply. The new application should only take a few minutes to fill out.
If you’re concerned about your class filling up, please apply as soon as possible. A place will be held in your requested course once your application is received. You will be notified of scholarship decisions on May 31, 2021.
Book Lab is ineligible for scholarships. We grant one scholarship per student per quarter and up to two scholarships per student per year. Deferments are not permitted. Scholarship funds only cover tuition.
Fall scholarships will open July 12th and close August 16th.
For more information about the scholarship fund or if you’d like to sponsor a scholarship for a specific class, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (206) 322-7030.
Youth Scholarships: If you are a young writer interested in attending a youth workshop, you can apply for a scholarship here. If you would like to attend a Scribes summer camp, you can apply for a scholarship here.
A Note on Financial Need
One factor we consider is financial need. Below is the guide for household gross income at 400% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. We understand that flat income does not tell the whole story. If your income falls above these guidelines, you will still be considered for a scholarship based on our other guiding factors.
Household Size – Household Income
1 – $51,040 | 2 – $68,960 | 3 – $86,880 | 4 – $104,800 | 5 – $122,720 | 6 – $158,560 | 7 – $176,480
Did you know Hugo House offers lots of free programming?
- Write With Hugo House: Free monthly drop-in writing circles presented in partnership with the Seattle Public Library. During the COVID-19 pandemic, these events are being held via Zoom.
- Writers-in-Residence: Our writers-in-residence, Laura Da’ and Ruth Joffre, are available for free consultations between September 15 and June 15.
- Write-Ins: Weekly write-ins are hosted by teachers who give a mini-lesson or some writing prompts. Everyone writes during the hour, and sometimes there’s time set aside to share. Currently, we offer the Quarantine Write-In. Look for it in our upcoming events (most of which are also free!).
- Free classes and Q&As: Periodically, we add free classes and Q&As to our class catalog. This spring, we’ll have Ask an Editor and Ask a Poet. This summer, we’ll have Medical Narratives: A Writing Workshop for Healthcare Workers with Suzanne Edison; Ask a Memoirist; Creando historias: Fortaleciendo tu músculo creativo con Elizabeth Villamán (a Spanish class in partnership with Seattle Escribe); Family Stories with Jaimie Li; and Ask an Essayist. Keep an eye on the class catalog and our eNewsletter as we announce more.
- Write at Home: This YouTube series offered free prompts and lessons from some of our most popular teachers. Watch them here.