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Louise Doughty

Louise's Writers' Party - UEA BAME scholarship

Creating 3 BAME Writers' Scholarships for University of East Anglia because we need diverse stories.

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University of East Anglia

UEA's Difference Campaign funds great ideas and transforms lives. We rely on the support of people like you to bring talented new students to University, revolutionise prostate cancer diagnosis, support important new writers and much, much more.

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Story

Taking the MA course in Creative Writing at UEA turned me into a novelist.  I'd love to help other writers have access to that opportunity.

A quarter of the writers who are offered places on the MA in Creative
Writing at the University of East Anglia are obliged to turn down their places due to lack of funds.

The purpose of this scholarship is to offer funds to talented students
from a BAME (Black and Minority Ethnic) background who are in financial need and may not otherwise be able to take up their places on the course.

Our aim is to raise a minimum of £5,000, which will cover the bulk of
one students’ fees for the course (the total fees are £7,300).  £15,000 will provide one student with funding for both fees and living costs.  If we raise £45,000, that’s three talented people from a BAME background offered a potentially career-making opportunity they might not otherwise get.

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