1st Prize $1000 – Rhonda Gladue – Edmonton
2nd Prize $500- Catherine Lafferty – Yellowknife
3rd Prize $250 – Brittany Johnson – Beaumont
Honourable Mention – Paige Cardinal – Edmonton
As a writer and mother of three young children, I understand how difficult it is to find time to write. Financial constraints can make this time even more difficult. I am fortunate enough, however, to also be a physician. Therefore, it is my hope to help those who also have a love of writing.
We, in partnership with renown author Richard Van Camp, are proud to announce the launch of the Kemosa Scholarship for Indigenous, Metis and Inuit Mothers Who Write! This scholarship will award an emerging writer $1,000.00 to focus on her creative writing.
The scholarship is dedicated to these mothers because as a Vietnamese immigrant to Canada, I am fascinated by the stories of this land and its people. I hope this scholarship will help give voice to more women in the Indigenous, Metis and Inuit communities.
If you are an emerging writer living in Canada and are interested in applying for this scholarship, please send a sample of your writing (no more than 15 pages) — either prose, poetry, nonfiction, fiction and/or illustrated literature, eg graphic novel, comic etc. — with a cover letter to KemosaScholarship@yahoo.com
Deadline for the 1st Annual Kemosa Scholarship: Dec 15/17
LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT YEAR!
Judges will include Tlicho Dene author Richard Van Camp.