Donate to our growing Scholarship FundS

Donate today to the Okey Napier, Jr. Diversity & Inclusion MFA Scholarship, established in honor of a dear MFA student lost from our community on July 17, 2018.

The Irene McKinney Memorial Scholarship for Writers was established in 2012, in honor of our founding director, by gifts from friends and colleagues. As the memorial fund grows, more sizable tuition scholarships will be awarded annually to one or more MFA graduate students who show strong potential and who have financial need.

To donate to the McKinney Memorial Scholarship: Because donations are processed through an online form, you will need to do the following in order to make sure that your donation goes to support the MFA scholarship fund at WVWC:

1. First you will need to click on the following link to go to the donations page of WVWC:

2. Next, please make sure to select ‘Other’ from the drop-down box, and then type ‘McKinney Scholarship Fund for MFA Students’ in the text box immediately below.

3. Complete the rest of the donation form and click ‘Donate Now’. Your donation will be processed securely.

To donate to the program’s general operations fund, follow these same steps, but select ‘Academic Department’ from the drop-down box, and type ‘MFA Program’ in the text box below.

To support the scholarship fund by purchasing Irene McKinney’s book Have You Had Enough Darkness Yet?, click here.

Thank you for supporting our writers!