Alumni Microgrants

Photograph by 2018 Alumni Microgrant recipient Max Mikulecky. His ongoing project, Along the Santa Fe, is a photographic examination of the history and current state of the small towns, and their residents, that the historic Santa Fe Trail connects.

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Alumni Microgrant Program

The deadline to submit an application for the Alumni Microgrant Program has passed and we are no longer accepting applications. All applicants will be notified of a decision in January 2019.


The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Alumni Microgrant Program supports creative projects by Alumni of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards . This program seeks clear and compelling proposals that advance Alumni development in their chosen practice in any field of creative inquiry. We define creative inquiry as any investigation that informs our humanity through art, writing, performance, social science, math, natural and physical sciences, or technology.

Up to six $1,000 grants will be awarded after proposals are reviewed by staff of the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. Exemplary proposals will demonstrate passion and dedication for the proposed projects. The Alumni Microgrant Program was created to support Alumni across all disciplines, states, and countries.


  • Must be a Scholastic Awards Alumni
  • Currently enrolled high school and undergraduate students are not eligible
  • Previous recipients of this microgrant are ineligible
  • Qualifying projects encompass a range of possibilities, including: cost of travel to conduct research; participation fee for a conference; writer’s retreat or residency; production costs for an exhibition or public installation; a component of completing a master’s thesis project or doctoral dissertation; realizing a curatorial or community-based project or event; editioning a print-based project; producing a film; as well as many more options.

How to Apply

The Alumni Microgrant Application is now closed.

All applicants will be notified of a decision in January 2019.

Disclaimer: Employees of the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, former employees, and relatives of employees are not eligible for an Alumni Microgrant.