The Black Pens Scholarship

Black Pens is offering one scholarship spot for the 2025 retreat. The winner will have 50% of the retreat 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 July 30th, 2024 – 6PM UK time

*Non-binary candidates encouraged and welcome