Become a sponsor!

The BSWP is an affiliate of the National Writing Project, and as such has received some of its funding through NWP grants. However, the NWP has been defunded by Congress as part of the 2011 budget. Thus, even more of our success will now depend on sponsorship from individuals, companies, and organizations in the community.

Each fellow in the Summer Institute requires approximately $2500 in tuition costs and books. In addition, many fellows require housing during the institute.  It is the aim of the Writing Project to cover these costs, so that our fellows can concentrate fully on their study and writing activities. In order for that to happen, we need many generous sponsors, like you. We also defray the cost of all other programs to teachers approximately 50%.

For information on how you can help sponsor our programs, please contact Dr. Jeffrey Wilhelm at