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Shirley Holden Helberg Grants for Mature Women

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Shirley Holden Helberg Grants for Mature Women


The National League of American Pen Women, Inc. awards three grants of $1,000 each in art, letters, and music to women 35 years of age or older who are not now nor ever have been a member of NLAPW.

In addition to the grant, recipients will receive a two-year Honorary Associate membership in NLAPW.

Applicants may not have been previously granted a Biennial Grant for Mature Women.

To apply by mail or email:

1. Please send any type of proof of age.

2. Enclose or attach a one-page cover letter describing how you intend to use the grant money and any pertinent information about yourself.

3. Please provide your name, address, telephone number, and email address on the cover page of your submission.

4. Submit your entry:

By mail:  Send a check or money order for $35 made payable to NLAPW to: NLAPW, 1300 17th Street NW, Washington, D. C. 20036-1901. Please indicate on the check Mature Women’s Grant. On your envelope, please indicate the submission category and chair’s name: Mary Lou Griffin (art), Nancy Dafoe (letters), or Kathy Pate (music). Enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope with sufficient postage for the return of your submission (if you wish to have your submission returned).

OR by email: Please pay the entry fee through PayPal (below) and email entries to:

Art: artchair@nlapw.org

Letters: lettchair@nlapw.org

Music: musichair@nlapw.org