Beginning in Fall 2021, we will be pleased to provide two $500 merit scholarships for our fall and spring workshops and/or coaching/critique services. Application periods are in August and December of each year. Stay tuned for specific application guidelines.

Applications are currently closed.

Additionally, we offer tuition assistance year-round as needed, and our Porch Fund for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) Writers provides financial support for this community. Assistance is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. If you’re interested in an upcoming class and would like to request tuition assistance, please email us at

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“What a wonderful use of my scholarship funds!” That thought passed through my mind halfway through the first session of my Porch class, “You Are the Protagonist; Memory & Memoir,” with Sheree Greer. In between discussion, sharing, writing, and laughing, I found an environment in which to learn and grow both as a writer and, much to my surprise, as a person. And to think I owe this great opportunity to the COVID pandemic and The Porch’s switch to virtual classes! I hope the online classes will remain a permanent part of the Porch offerings so those of us outside of the Nashville area can continue to participate.

Carol Carlson, scholarship recipient

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