Chryl Ann Julia MFA Scholarship

The Chryl Ann Julia MFA Scholarship honors a longtime member who dedicated her time helping others find their own voice through her support and strength. Chryl Ann’s family wanted to establish a scholarship that continued her legacy and dedication.

This scholarship will focus on those MFA students in the Pacific Northwest choosing a degree focusing on Creative Writing, and awards $500 and a day at the Willamette Writers Conference to the winner.

The Chryl Ann Julia MFA Scholarship requires a cover letter, a writing sample, and a letter of recommendation.

Apply for the Chryl Ann Julia MFA Scholarship


Chryl Ann Julia - longtime Willamette Writers member and founder of the MFA Scholarship

Chryl Ann Julia

Chryl Ann Julia
August 22, 1949 – September 2, 2014

Long time Willamette Writers member Chryl Ann Julia of Portland died of breast cancer at the age of 65. She graduated from the University of South Carolina and held a Masters Degree in Social Work from Portland State University. She was a committed social worker in the emergency department at Legacy Health Systems.

She was an artist, singer, and writer.


Donate to the Chryl Ann Julia MFA Scholarship Fund

Tax-deductable donation form.

If you prefer to donate a different amount using your credit card, call the Willamette Writers Office at (503) 305-6729 during business hours, Monday – Friday, 10am – 2pm. Be sure to mention the Chryl Ann Julia Scholarship.

Otherwise, send a check made out to Willamette Writers (memo line “Chryl Ann Julia Scholarship”) to:

Willamette Writers
2108 Buck St
West Linn, OR 97068