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Authors’ Hall of Fame® Offers Five $2000 Scholarships to Aspiring Authors Connected to Colorado
Dr. Judith Briles --The Book Shepherd Dr. Judith Briles --The Book Shepherd
Denver, CO
Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Authors’ Hall of Fame® Offers Five $2000 Scholarships to Aspiring Authors Connected to Colorado

May 10, 2022, Denver, Colorado. The Colorado Authors' Hall of Fame is offering up to five $2,000 scholarships to aspiring Colorado authors, as well as an extensive 18-month mentorship to support their success as an author.

The scholarship is available to writers aged 16 and up; in fact the very first applicant was a 74-year-old woman. The scholarship fund is part of The Hall's commitment to encourage, support, and nurture new Colorado connected writers, so that they too may one day join the most prolific authors of the Hall of Fame.

Applications must be received by June 1, 2022, and the winning recipients will be announced in early August. Recipients will be honored at a luncheon event to be held on Friday, September 16, 2022.

For Application requirements and additional information, visit the Colorado Authors' Hall of Fame website: http://ColoradoAuthorsHallofFame.org/scholarships.html

Aspiring Author Scholarship Requirements are Below:

The Colorado Authors' Hall of Fame Scholarship is open to applicants who:

  • are over 16
  • are legal Colorado residents
  • have a desire to succeed as an author and in the field of publishing
  • must include a sampling of their already written work of at least 20 pages

Part of the application process will include writing an essay of up to 1,000 words on the topic: "Why I Want to Write and Become an Author" along with how they intend on using the moneys. Essays will be evaluated for excellence of writing, creativity, and yes, grammar by a panel of judges consisting of bookstore owners, librarians and published authors.

The scholarships were envisioned by founder of the Hall, Dr. Judith Briles. She shares, "Writing and publishing a book is like climbing one of our Rocky Mountain 'fourteeners'. It requires years of preparation, unbelievable stamina and courage. Facing that blank page is like starting an ascent. When you reach the top by completing the book, authors can suddenly see farther than ever before. This vision from the pinnacle is the gift authors give their readers. Now, the Hall would like to give a gift back to Colorado's authors who desire to reach the publishing summit. Their impact on countless readers in providing entertainment, enlightenment and solutions is immeasurable."

Board Chair Mara Purl, CEO of the award-winning Milford-Haven Novels adds, "We know what it takes to create awesome books that teach and inspire. The Hall dedicates itself to honoring fellow authors who've proven their worth to the literary society and that their legacies never die. Now, we can reach out to support and encourage those who are just starting their authoring journey."

The Hall is dedicated to recognizing and preserving the history of the accomplishments of past and present authors who have created and published books in or about Colorado.

The organization is an all-volunteer-run 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Its mission is "to honor and promote the works of outstanding published authors from all genres and generations with a vibrant connection to Colorado, to ensure their legacies will not be lost."

0Information about the application process, nomination criteria for Hall Inductees, donations, events, board members can all be found at www.ColoradoAuthorsHallofFame.org

Press inquiries: Judith Briles, Judith@Briles.com or 303-885-2207.

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