Donate to the Bicultural Iowa Writers' Fellowship


Help support the state’s first and only fully-funded residency for Bicultural Iowans to write their stories.


Sponsor a workshop scholarship

help a writer find their voice and share their gift

Attending a writing workshop is a life-changing experience for many, yet not every aspiring writer has the opportunity to experience one. Writing is a way we evaluate our human experience, our place in the world, and what the chapters of our lives come together to say about the greater reason for being. Along with delivering excellence in the skills of writing, our multi-day Iowa Writers' House workshops focus on the inner journey and encouraging participants to find their voice.  

Iowa's colleges and universities have helped develop some of the most respected writers in America. Through the Iowa Writers' House scholarships, we're able to connect aspiring writers to these amazing authors, helping them share their gifts with the community that helped them launch their own careers.

Get a glimpse of some of our past workshops.  

$50.00 Contribute towards a workshop scholarship
$100.00 Contribute towards a workshop scholarship
$250.00 Full scholarship to a weekend workshop
$500.00 Two full scholarships to a weekend workshop

DONATION TAX EXEMPTION: The Iowa Writer's House is a fiscally-sponsored project through the Johnson County Community Foundation. All scholarship donors will receive documentation via mail for your tax exempt  donation. 

Thank you for helping us change the world.


Scholarship partners

We are dedicated to finding recipients for our scholarships across a diverse set of backgrounds and life circumstances. Everyone has a story to tell and the world needs stories from all kinds of people.  

The Iowa Writers' House scholarship outreach program is proud to partner with The Dream Center, an organization which specifically works to strengthen and empower families through support, advocacy, lifelong education, and community connections.


Corporate sponsorships allow your organization to make a difference in the lives of others. They also help more stories come into the world and more voices be heard.

Organizations who sponsor workshops at the Silver and Gold level are provided with a write-up of the experience with photos to show you and your employees the joy you have brought with your support. As additional thanks for your generous gift, your organization will be acknowledged on our website and shared through our social media.

Silver Sponsorship -- $1,800
The silver sponsorship is one of two partner sponsors that make a workshop possible.   

Gold Sponsorship -- $3,600
The title sponsor of an Iowa Writers' House Workshop provides support for a full workshop experience.