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The Word - Teen Grant

Each student may only apply for one grant; duplicate applications will result in removal from consideration. Students who have received grants in the past are not eligible.


These grants include conference registration, continental breakfast, and lunch at the Colorado Teen Literature Conference scheduled for Saturday, April 13, 2019, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM at the Tivoli Conference Center, Auraria Campus, Denver, Colorado.  Conference participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from the conference.


The featured speakers for the conference will be Sandhya Menon and Bill Konigsberg.  Additional workshops and speakers are scheduled on topics including writing workshops, new books for teens, local authors and publishing.  Book sales and author signings are also scheduled.


ELIGIBILITY: This grant is available to teens from underrepresented groups, including underrepresentation based on: race, cultural, ethnic, or religious identity; gender identity; sexual orientation; physical, cognitive or emotional disability; and socioeconomic adversity. Teens may self-nominate or be nominated by a teacher or librarian. Grant will include an RTD day pass to assist with transportation. Winner's name and email addresses will be shared with the donor organization.


The deadline for all grants is January 25, 2019. All applicants will be notified of final decisions by email.


Applicants who do not receive a grant will still have an opportunity to attend the conference if they can find additional funding.


Please contact us if you have any questions.

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