We have recently changed our scholarship application process to make it more accessible and allow more students to apply. Applications close August 24.

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.

The Fall application is now closed.

Tuition assistance requests for Winter Quarter will be accepted starting November 2nd and close on December 7th. Interested applicants will be asked to choose one class from the Winter quarter for their application.

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 December 14, 2020

Book Lab and other select classes each quarter are ineligible for scholarships. You can contact the registrar (see email below) for a full list of exceptions. 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.

For more information about the scholarship fund, please email registrar@hugohouse.org or call (206) 322-7030. ​

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

Free Programming

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 fall, we’ll have The (Indigenous) Writer’s Toolkit with D.A. Navoti, a class on the writing life geared specifically toward Indigenous writers. 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.