Young Writers Scholarship

Lions Mountain Literary Scholarship for Young Writers

If you are interested in financially contributing to the the LML Scholarship for Young Writers, click here.

The Awards

This year, Lions Mountain Literary is offering scholarships including:

*One 3-Day SiWC Full Conference Scholarship, including Friday lunch, dinner banquet & keynote, Saturday lunch, dinner banquet & keynote, and Sunday lunch & keynote. Value: $799.

*Two Virtual SiWC Conference Scholarships, including on-line access to all recorded events for 30 days post-conference. Value: $499

Eligibility Criteria & Conditions

  • Applicants must be between the ages of 15 and 22 years in the current conference year.
  • Applicants for this award must submit:
    • a completed application form
    • a sample story, poem, or chapter of a longer work for consideration, double spaced in 12pt font. Show us your creativity!
    • a brief [500 word max] biographical letter outlining interest in attending the conference, future writing aspirations and goals, double spaced, 12 pt font.
    • a digital photo of a verifiable proof of age [current student card, driver’s license, birth certificate, passport etc.]
    • application letters to be submitted by email to with documents attached in either .docx, .jpg or .pdf format
    • Family members of the SiWC board or staff may not apply.
    • Recipients must agree to have their names and photographs published in conjunction with the award and with any promotion of the award.
    • This award is not transferable. If a successful applicant is unable to attend the conference for any reason, they are required to contact the awards committee immediately. They are welcome to reapply in subsequent years.
    • There is no cost to apply for this award.
    • Prizes must be accepted as awarded. Award committee decisions are final.
    • Apply to

Click here for Application Form.

Application deadline: September 30

Successful applicants will be notified by October 10

Good luck – This Day We Write!!!