Sponsor a Scholar

Each summer we receive a large number of requests for Scholarships. As an organization comprised of teachers, it is hard for us to turn any student away from a positive learning experience. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer as many scholarships as there are students deserving of them. Help us support a scholarship student, or nominate and sponsor a student with a love or talent for writing.

To donate or nominate a student please email us at bawp@berkeley.edu

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We’ve witnessed the remarkable impact of our camps for scholarship students.  Please help us reach more children who would not have this opportunity with you and your support:

Scholarship Application Letter – Grade 5:
I want to go to writing camp,
to let my real self out.
To explore new worlds
with imagination.
I want to go to writing camp.
I want to go to writing camp,
to educate all others,
and show my skills in new ways,
one story each of the days.
I want to go to writing camp.
I want to go to writing camp,
the heater warming my brain
for another run
of writing about the sun.
To let my heart roam wild,
take in new lands.
I want to go to writing camp.

Teacher recommendation:
“C went above and beyond my expectations for her as a writer. Many times during the school year she brought in work that had been done at home to share. Writing in a wide variety of styles, C brought everything from fashion magazines that she had written, illustrated and edited, to fantasy stories to a classroom newspaper in which she wrote about events going on at the school.

Other than being a fantastic writer, C is a fantastic human being. She is thoughtful, caring, a hard worker and a collaborative group member. I recommend her without reservation to be given the  opportunity to attend this camp and find the quality of her work worthy of a scholarship.”


A’s Scholarship Application Letter – grade 4:
“I want to go to this writing camp to become a better writer. I also have to work on my vocabulary. I hope this will be a great experience for me as a young writer. I want to learn how to write anything that includes writing.”

A’s teacher recommendation:
“A is a very attentive and careful student. She takes time for delving deeper into her learning and applies herself to her assignments with a maturity beyond her years. A is dedicated to improving her vocabulary. A’s parents are learning English and have instilled in her a wish to collect interesting and specific words. She is a new student to our class and she has connected with several students. Although she has a quiet manner, she is always an active participant in our class activities.”

In need of some financial help to attend one of our youth programs?