Who can apply?
Adults over 18 who derive approximately 25% or more of their income from writing. Also women suffering from severe alcohol and drug addiction as part of the Jewelle Sturm Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Candidates can be single or married, with or without health insurance. Applicants must commit to residential or outpatient treatment and agree to participate in a relapse prevention program such as Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Gamblers Anonymous , etc.
Writers must provide a written statement up to 750 words describing their addiction, its consequences and any previous or current treatment history.
Applications for scholarships are available upon request. Please call 818-762-0461. Applications are reviewed weekly by a committee of experienced mental health and substance abuse professionals.
W.I.T. also offers referral and intervention service. Our trained staff will evaluate the situation, suggest crisis intervention and offer referrals to local and national organizations.
Writers In Treatment (WIT) offers free referrals for individuals suffering from alcoholism or addiction. We publish the weekly Addiction/ Recovery eBulletin and produce the national REEL Recovery Film Festival & Symposium..