Breakthrough scholarships

We regularly offer funded places on our courses to talented writers facing barriers to entry.

Breakthrough Novel-Writing Scholarship For Writers of Colour

This scholarship will award one talented writer of colour with limited financial means a place on our six-month online Writing Your Novel course.

Apply by 14 Aug

Breakthrough Scholarship for Screenwriters of Colour

This screenwriting scholarship will enable a talented writer of colour with limited financial means to join our Writing an Original TV Drama Serial course.

Apply by 25 Sept

HW Fisher Novel-Writing Scholarship for Writers with Low Income

This scholarship sponsored by HW Fisher will award one talented writer of limited financial means a free place on our three-month Writing Your Novel course with teaching in London.

Apply by 23 Oct

John le Carré Scholarship for Writers with Low Income

We are honoured to offer this scholarship in memory of the late John le Carré. One talented writer with low income will be awarded a place on our three-month online Writing Your Novel course.

Apply by 30 Oct
  • Our central programme of scholarships is funded by the Curtis Brown Group and Curtis Brown’s literary agents.
  • We’re also proud to work with valued partners to support talented writers. Scholarship sponsors have ranged from corporate sponsors to well-known authors – to former students of our courses who want to gift someone else the experience they themselves benefited from.
  • If you are interested in partnering with us to provide a scholarship or want to know more about the work we’re doing through the Breakthrough Writers’ Programme, please get in touch help@curtisbrowncreative.co.uk.
  • The scholarships currently open for applications are listed above. Click through to the individual pages to check the eligibility criteria. Further opportunities will open across the year. Join our mailing list to receive early information about them.

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