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Jen Wright Student Scholarship Program


In honor of Jen Wright, author of the Jo Spence mystery series published by Clover Valley Press, we are pleased to announce the Jen Wright Student Scholarship Program. This scholarship will provide women who are currently attending college access to this annual lesbian book conference, where they can meet trailblazing authors, develop their writing craft, and be inspired to pursue their dreams.

Jen spent much of her career in juvenile probation, guiding young people to live happier and more productive lives. In her dedication to Dead Ahead, the third novel in her Jo Spence mystery series, Jen wrote: "I dedicate this book to the baby dyke who came to one of my book signings - in your softball uniform with your mom. You plopped down in front of me, crossed your legs, and asked me to read. I hadn't planned to, but I did. For you.... I also dedicate this book to all the lesbians and gay men who are struggling with their sexuality. I hope your family and friends accept and love you.... Supportive communities are out there. Keep looking. May this book in some small way make you feel connected and valuable."

Jen Wright succumbed to colon cancer in March 2016. She was able to attend two GCLS conferences before her untimely death at the age of 52.



  • Apply as usual for a scholarship, indicating how many hotel nights you will need in order to attend the conference.
  •  Answer the additional questions indicating you're interested in the Jen Wright Scholarship.
  • Requirements:
    • The scholarship is open to any college student currently enrolled in college
    • Age 18+ years old
    • First-time attendee
    • Aspirations of writing LGBTQ literature
    • Demonstrates financial need.
  •  If you are granted the Scholarship, the cost of the hotel and the conference will be covered for the amount of time requested (between 1 and 4 nights)


Apply for the 2018 Jen Wright Student Scholarship Application



*The Jen Wright Student Scholarship is funded by generous fundraising and donations by Charlene Brown and Jane Cuthbertson. 

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