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General Admission

The Juniper Institute welcomes writers of all backgrounds and writing styles. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Workshops fill quickly, so early application is recommended. Tuition of $1,350 includes all Institute activities, daily lunch, a welcome dinner, and a farewell reception. To apply, please mail the completed application form with your writing sample and $25 application fee to the address on the application form. Every effort will be made to notify applicants within two to three weeks of receipt. Please note that notification can take longer after the scholarship deadline, as the number of applications received around that time increases exponentially. Even if you are not applying for a scholarship, we encourage you to apply early. We will post a note on the home page when workshops fill and we are no longer accepting applications.

Application form (PDF)

Scholarships

The Institute awards five work-study scholarships of 50% tuition remission, several scholarship grants of 25% tuition remission, and one full tuition scholarship. Scholarship decisions are made on the basis of need and merit. Scholarship applications must be postmarked by March 16, 2015. To apply for a scholarship, complete the scholarship application form and statement, and include them with your general application materials as listed above. We especially encourage applicants of diverse life experiences and backgrounds.

Generous support for these scholarships is provided by Factory Hollow Press, jubilat, The Valley Advocate and other organizations and individuals including Juniper alumni and faculty. Numerous schools, organizations, and private donors also sponsor scholarships for their students or members. If you or your organizations are interested in creating or contributing towards a Juniper Institute scholarship, or if your school might be willing to support you in this way, please contact us.

Scholarship form (PDF)

Juniper Institute
466 Bartlett Hall, 130 Hicks Way
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003

Cancellation Policy:

75% refund for cancellations made by May 15, 50% refund for cancellations made by June 1, no refunds after June 1, 2015.

Please note that program details and personnel are subject to change as necessary.