Thanks to the generosity of our donors, the Flatiron Writers Room has a limited number of need-based partial scholarships available to adults over age 18 for its workshops and retreats.

Partial scholarships cover up to one half the cost of tuition or $175, whichever is less.

By the deadline indicated, applicants should submit via email to flatironwritersroom[at] the following:

  1. a writing sample (maximum twelve [12] pages double spaced) 

  2. a brief (no more than one page) statement about why they want and deserve the scholarship for a particular workshop or retreat (must be specified in the statement*).

  3. proof of need**

**Applicants can establish need by showing current approval for a need-based government benefit program such as Medicaid, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance (SNAP), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), or Federal Public Housing Assistance.

**Alternatively, applicants can establish need by producing their most recent federal tax return, with Social Security Number redacted, showing total household income at or below 150% of the current year’s Federal Poverty Guidelines for the 48 contiguous states published annually by the US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).



Deadline 8/12/19 for fall classes (classes starting September-December), results by 8/15/19

Deadline 1/16/20 for winter classes (classes starting January and February). Result notification by 1/19/20

Deadline 3/1/20 for spring classes (classes starting March-May) results by 3/4/20

*A list of upcoming workshops and retreats is available here.


The FWR reserves the right not to award scholarships if it does not identify an appropriate candidate or scholarship funds are exhausted. Scholarships are applied directly to tuition and cannot be redeemed for cash. Students must meet any course prerequisites. Registration in any class is subject to space limitations--scholarship recipients are considered registered when they pay the balance of the tuition for the workshop or retreat. Scholarships must be used for the workshop or retreat which the applicant originally designates, and cannot be carried over to a subsequent workshop, retreat or term. Fall scholarship recipients will be notified no later than September 8th, 2018.


The FWR scholarship fund is named in honor of PATRICIA GREEN, whose support made the creation of the FWR possible. Patricia Green has written and produced iconic TV dramas including North and South, Cagney and Lacey, L.A. Law, China Beach, Chicago Hope and Christy.  Nominated for seven Emmy awards, she has won three and been honored with the Humanitas Prize for promoting human dignity and freedom through film, as well as Christopher, GLAAD, Golden Globe and Scott Newman awards.  She has taught screen and television writing at the University of Southern California, UCLA and The American Film Institute.