Thoburn Scholarship Application Form
Thoburn Memorial Scholarship
Tina Thoburn Memorial Scholarship honors Tina Thoburn, a guiding
force of the LVW Conference since its founding in 1986. Tina died in
2007 after a long and productive career as a writer, educator, and
scholarship offers young writers a chance to hone their craft with
the help of published experts in a supportive atmosphere. At the
conference, they may focus on one genre or mix and match to explore
scholarship is open to all accredited students in Pennsylvania who
are entering Grade 12 or have just graduated from high school. The
application must be emailed by June 15.
______________ Email _________________________________
grade you have completed ______________________________
you attend ___________________________________________
An essay (250-350 words) explaining why you wish to attend the
Ligonier Valley Writers’ Conference.
A sample of your work (1,000 words maximum for fiction or
nonfiction, or three poems or songs). Please label your sample with
the genre that you think best fits it: literary fiction, genre
fiction (specify genre), creative nonfiction (specify feature
article, memoir, essay, etc.), poetry, or song. Your sample does NOT
have to be in a genre that we’re covering at the 2012
One letter of recommendation from a teacher or other adult.
your application to firstname.lastname@example.org.
put “Thoburn Sholarship” in the subject line. Include
your application or contact information, cover letter, and writing
sample in the body of your email.
June 15, 2012
Gallagher, (724) 593-7294, email@example.com, or
McDonald, (724) 836-0588, RMCD1997@aol.com.