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Education Grant Program for SinC Members 2020
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The Education Grant program will award grants of up to $150 to individual SinC members for writing-related education.

Sisters in Crime will award grants in 2020 on a first-come, first-served basis, until the budget for the scholarship program is allocated.

Eligibility: The only requirement to apply is you must be a current member. 

Frequency: Every five years. To be eligible, a member must have five years of consecutive membership to apply for another grant. Example: Member receives a grant in 2020; they can apply for another grant to be used in 2025 as long as they remain a member in the years 2020-2025.

When are funds disbursed? After the workshop, class, or conference. Proof of expenditure, in the form of a receipt, must be submitted with this form. Member will receive a check from SinC. Request for reimbursement must be made within 60 days of workshop, class or conference completion.

Cancellation. A grant application can be cancelled at any time, and doesn’t count against the “every five years” requirement.

When can a member apply? Applications for 2020 grants are now being accepted. Scholarship grants are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis for the calendar year, and should be submitted at least 14 days in advance of the opportunity’s date. Once the budgeted funds are allocated, the program will be shut down on this page and applications will no longer be allowed.

Eligible educational opportunities. Education grant funds are limited to the following:

  • Conferences with an education focus. Talks on craft, pitch sessions with publishers and agents, critiques, master classes
  • Programs like Writers Police Academy specifically geared toward subject-matter knowledge
  • Workshops or classes on the craft and business of writing
  • Established SinC chapter classes, workshops and conferences

NOTE: Retreats and fan conferences like Malice Domestic, Left Coast Crime, and Bouchercon are NOT eligible.

Eligible expenses: Registration, tuition, meals if bundled, pitch sessions, master classes, manuscript critiques.

Not eligible: Travel, lodging, or separately priced meals like banquets.

Education Grant Application. Please allow 14 days for a response. If grant approval is essential for your participation in the workshop, class, or conference, then factor that delay into your decision to attend.

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Finished taking your class? Have your receipt ready?  Let us know by completing this reimbursement form and we'll get your check in the mail as soon as we can. Request for reimbursement must be made within 60 days of workshop, class or conference completion.

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