24PearlStreet is committed to providing scholarships to increase the accessibility of its online writing workshops. We currently offer two different scholarships, both of which accept applications on a rolling basis. 

The Jill McDonough Scholarship for Underserved Writers
The Jill McDonough Scholarship for Underserved Writers is awarded to writers who experience disparities in access and inclusion. This full-tuition scholarship was founded to promote equity on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, and religious belief. We also encourage writers who have been previously incarcerated to apply. Please click here to apply. 

Poet Jill McDonough, founding director of 24PearlStreet and Fine Arts Work Center Fellow (2000-2001), shepherded 24PearlStreet through its formative years and established a program that annually creates opportunities for hundreds of working writers. Throughout her career, she has been dedicated to supporting underserved writers, including teaching incarcerated college students through Boston University’s Prison Education Program and offering College Reading and Writing Classes in Boston jails through UMass Boston’s MFA Program. The Jill McDonough Scholarship for Underserved Writers was created in 2019 to honor Jill's work at 24PearlStreet and in the world beyond. 

General Scholarship
24PearlStreet provides a number of half- and full-tuition general scholarships. Please click here to apply. 
If you have any questions about scholarships, please email Program Manager Gemma Leghorn at

24PearlStreet offers a number of discounts on course tuition. Discounts are calculated on the Registration checkout page. 
Discounts may not be combined.

Returning Student Discount
If you are a former Fine Arts Work Center Summer Program or 24PearlStreet student, you will receive 10% off tuition. 

Membership Society Discount
If you are a member of the Work Center's Membership Society at the Supporting level or higher, you will receive 10% off tuition. 

Early Registration for Summer 2020 Discount
Use code TOGETHER for 15% off any Summer 2020 workshop. Discount valid through June 1, 2020.