Gemini Ink is committed to making the writing arts accessible to writers of all backgrounds and skill levels so they can bring their stories to life. Writers of all levels are welcome to apply. The goal of these scholarships is to support writers in their creative journey and are open to all writers working in any genre with an interest in a Gemini Ink workshop.

Gemini Ink Public Class Scholarship Application 

Gemini Ink scholarships are awarded based on need and/or eligibility and on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications must be received no later than one week before the class of choice is scheduled to begin. If awarded, this scholarship is the equivalent to one enrollment in a Public Class at Gemini Ink. If you have questions, please contact us at (210) 734-9673 or email Mandy Lynn Lara, our Public Classes coordinator, at mllara@geminiink.org.
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Poets Against Walls Black Lives Matter Scholarship

Poets Against Walls Black Lives Matter Scholarship is a writing scholarship launched by Texas Poet Laureate 2020 Emmy Pérez and co-organized with Poets Against Walls. The poetry collective that aims to document and share communal stories from individual perspectives—through poetry, testimonio, and the spoken word—about life and social justice issues in the Texas borderlands and beyond.
Who can apply? Any black writer can apply.

Apply to take a workshop at Gemini Ink. See a list of classes here

Make your investment in the Poets Against Walls Black Lives Matter Scholarship today.


Cary Clack Scholarship

Gemini Ink established the Cary Clack Scholarship Fund for emerging writers in honor of journalist Cary Clack’s groundbreaking literary contributions as the first African American to join the San Antonio Express-News Editorial Board.
Who can apply? Anyone can apply.

Apply to take a workshop at Gemini Ink. See a list of classes here

There has been so much interest in our writing scholarships this summer that the Cary Clack scholarship funds have been spent down! Gemini Ink established this scholarship for emerging writers in honor of journalist Cary Clack’s literary contributions as the first African American to join the San Antonio Express-News Editorial Board. If you would like to make a contribution to help us replenish these funds, you can do so at this link. Thank you!

Make your investment in the Cary Clack Scholarship today.


HEB/BIPOC Scholarship

Available for Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) writers to take Gemini Ink writing workshops.
Who can apply? BIPOC educators teaching at Title I schools in Bexar County.

Apply to take a workshop at Gemini Ink. See a list of classes here


Cavender Cares Scholarship for K-12 Public School Teachers

Who can apply? K-12 educators in Bexar County.

Apply to take a workshop at Gemini Ink. See a list of classes here