Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Scholarship Application

The Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Scholarship is available to women who write horror. It was granted for the first time in 2014 and is given each year.

The purpose of The Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Scholarship was described by HWA President Rocky Wood as follows: “It is extremely evident to the HWA that there are unseen, but real hurdles restricting the amount of horror literature being produced by women. Although there are many excellent female authors in our field, we believe that there is room for more women to publish horror literature.

This scholarship, which bears the name of the legendary female horror author, intends to support the growth of those already writing in our genre and to attract additional female writers to it. The Horror Writers Association Scholarship is now available to all of our members, regardless of gender, as the HWA seeks to promote the horror genre in all of its forms.

Each Scholarship requires the same application, and the winners will be chosen by a subcommittee of the HWA Board. Each scholarship is worth $2500, which may be used throughout the two years following its award for recognized writing education.

“These are the biggest and, conceivably, the only Horror-related Scholarships available. As funding permits, HWA plans to complement these scholarships with lesser donations, according to Wood.

Qualifications and Conditions

This Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Scholarship competition is open to any female authors of horror. There is no prerequisite for HWA membership.

Application Guidelines

The following materials must be submitted online: cover letter, author bio, statement of financial need (if necessary), education plan, and creative writing sample. All applicants must complete all portions of the online application forms. The entry could be void if certain details are missing.

the Mary Shelley Award

Award Worth 

Each award is worth $2500, which may be used over the course of the next two years for recognized writing-related courses.

Level and Subject Area of Study 

Not mentioned.

location of study

Not mentioned.

Application Requirements: Since the Scholarships are essentially two sides of the same prize, everyone who applies does so in the same competition. The HWA Board’s subcommittee selects the scholarship recipients from among those candidates.


What was the message of Mary Shelley? 

The most important and obvious takeaway from Shelley’s work is that science and technology may be overused. The conclusion is straightforward—everyone Victor Frankenstein cared about—including himself—met a horrible end. This demonstrates why it is important for all members of society to respect human life.

Why is Mary Shelley an example to follow?

What is the best-known work of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley?

The most famous book by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley is Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus. On August 30th, 1797, in London, Shelley was born. Ten days after giving birth to her daughter, her mother, famous feminist Mary Wollstonecraft, tragically passed away from puerperal fever.

What key ideas do you take away from Shelley’s article, A Defense of Poetry?

Poetry functions in a way that “awakens and enlarges the mind itself by rendering it the receptacle of a thousand unapprehended combinations of thought,” according to Shelley in Defence, while ethical science “arranges the materials which poetry has generated” and leads to a moral civil life.

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