Certificate Program Fellowship & Scholarship Opportunities

Certificate Program Fellowships

Each year the Certificate Program offers a small number of partial work-trade fellowship & scholarship opportunities. For the 2019/2020 Certificate Program, work-trade fellowships available include:

  • 1001 Editorial Fellows in Prose, Poetry, Comics & Art Book
  • Graphic Design and Production Fellows
  • Public Events + Readings Fellows

All fellowships reduce tuition by at least 50%. See the online application for more information on how to apply for a fellowship position.

Debby Rankin Scholarship

The Debby Rankin Scholarship supports the work of one prose writer in the Independent Publishing Resource Center’s Certificate Program. The Debby Rankin Scholarship is awarded based on need and merit of creative work as well as dedication to creating community. See the online application for more information on how to apply for the Debby Rankin Scholarship.

Debby Rankin was a journalist. She began her career at the Associated Press, covered the 1968 riots during the Democratic National Convention and was the first woman to write for AP’s business section. She went on to become a columnist for the New York Times, and after moving to Portland, a columnist for the Portland Tribune. She was a longtime volunteer for Potluck in the Park and the SMART program, and in the final years of her life, became a supporter of the IPRC after her son went through the certificate program.