The Black Pens Scholarship

Black Pens is offering one scholarship spot for the autumn 2023 retreat. The winner will have their retreat ticket cost covered.

To be considered for the scholarship position, you must:

  • Be a Black womxn (obviously)*
  • Either be enrolled as a student in an undergraduate or a graduate programme  (degree or PhD included in criteria) OR
  • Be ready to demonstrate household income of less than £45,000 pa
  • Be a UK citizen or have appropriate visa status
  • Have a demonstrable work in progress and/or an outline for work
  • Can cover travel costs to and from the venue
  • Be open to sharing a room

If you meet the criteria, please send an email with your application to with:

  • Your full name
  • Contact details
  • Any supporting material
  • A short explanation of your circumstances

Applicants who were unsuccessful for the summer retreat will automatically be entered for the autumn retreat.

Closing date is September 28th, 2023 – 6PM UK time

*Non-binary candidates encouraged and welcome

If you’d like to join the waitlist for the autumn retreat, please fill in the form below: