Applications open for Ilgenfritz Scholarships

Feb 21, 2018

Elizabeth Ilgenfritz, late of Monroe, was a longtime member of the Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance. An avid reader and dedicated writer, Ilgenfritz was the author of “Anne Hutchinson” (American Women of Achievement series) and was working on a young adult novel at the time of her untimely death in late 2016. Two annual scholarships, established in her name to honor her passions and writing life, are accepting applications for the second year.

The Ilgenfritz Scholarship to Longfellow Young Writers’ Workshop enables one female high school student, entering her sophomore, junior or senior year and living in Waldo or Knox counties, to attend the Longfellow Young Writers’ Workshop, held each July at the University of Maine, Farmington. The scholarship covers the workshop fee for the entire week, all lodging and meals.

The Ilgenfritz Scholarship to SLICE Literary Writers’ Conference enables one female writer, 18 or older and a high school graduate living in Waldo or Knox counties, to attend the annual conference, held each September in Brooklyn, N.Y. The scholarship covers conference fees for both days; the option for a one-on-one editor or agent meeting; and a cash honorarium.

Deadline for applications for the Ilgenfritz Scholarship to Longfellow Young Writers’ Workshop is May 1. Deadline for applications for the Ilgenfritz Scholarship to SLICE Literary Writers’ Conference is July 1. Details and applications are online at mainewriters.org/ilgenfritz-scholarships.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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