Story Workshop Scholarship Fund

The Transom Story Workshop is nine weeks of full-time training for beginning producers, in Woods Hole, Massachusetts on Cape Cod. We offer Workshops in spring (late March – May) and fall (late September – November). The Story Workshop Scholarship is supported by Workshop alumni, Transom supporters, AIR, PRX, MailChimp, This American Life, and Transom itself. We welcome donations from anyone at any time. Thank you.

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Who is the scholarship for?

Our goal is to make the Story Workshop a realistic option for people who have been unable to attend due to cost. Scholarships will be offered based on financial need with a focus on diverse voices, people of color, and those who have been historically under-represented as makers of public media. Qualification for the Scholarship is considered once the applicant is accepted to the Workshop. For now, Scholarship funds are available only to people living in the U.S.

How much does it cost to attend the Workshop?

The average total cost to attend the Workshop ranges from $8,800 to $9,500. This includes tuition, your own license for Hindenburg Journalist audio editing software, a one-year membership to both the Association of Independents in Radio (AIR) and the Public Radio Exchange (PRX), fees for special guests, gatherings, and events, housing, and two group meals a week. It does not include transportation to and from the Workshop, transportation while you’re here, spending money for food, or additional miscellaneous costs.

How much are Scholarships for?

Transom is prepared to pay one or more partial scholarships, and one full scholarship, if an accepted applicant requires it. A full scholarship includes tuition, housing, group meals, travel to and from Woods Hole and a possible stipend. Partial scholarships range in amount depending on the need of applicants and the amount of scholarship funds available to us.

I can’t apply now. Will the scholarship be available in a year?

We can’t promise, but we hope to make it a forever thing. (Note: the Scholarship was offered for the first time for the Fall 2015 Story Workshop session.)

Where do the funds for the Scholarship come from?

Funds for the Story Workshop Scholarship primarily come from individuals and organizations that believe in the quality of the training we provide and in the importance of diversifying the public media work force.

Where can I find out more about the Story Workshop?

You can find more information on the Story Workshop here and at our FAQ page.

If you’d like to be notified about all our Workshop news, please write to us at info [at] and we’ll add you to our Workshop email list.

How can I donate to the Story Workshop Scholarship?

That’s easy. Click on the donate button below. And thank you!

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To contribute via mail, please send a check or money order to:

Atlantic Public Media
3 Water Street
P.O. Box 445
Woods Hole, MA 02543

How can I donate to Transom in general?

That’s easy too. Simply click here.

Where can I find all the links related to the Story Workshop?


Story Workshop Info
Story Workshop Application
Story Workshop Scholarship Info
Story Workshop Scholarship Application
Story Workshop Scholarship Donation
Story Workshop FAQs

The Story Workshop Scholarship Fund is currently made possible by the generous support of:

Major Donor:

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Major Supporters:

Kitty Burke
The Shauna M. and Kevin B. Flanigan Family Foundation

With additional support from:

Adamantine Movers
Deborah Amos
Association of Independents in Radio (AIR)
Atlantic Public Media / Transom
Helen Barrington
Will Coley
Allan & Priscilla Ditchfield
Ira Glass
Ben Harden
Tony & Sally Harden
Ann Heppermann
Lex Nakashima
PRX (Public Radio Exchange)
Julie Shapiro
Joel Spenner
Gary & Wilneida White

Also from:

Jay Allison
John Baronian
Samantha Broun
Nancy Bundy
Ethan Chiel
Criminal Productions
Carrie Fradkin & Paul Courtney
Jane Hampden
Zach Hirsch
Emily Hsiao
Eric Jones
Alex Lewis
Sydney Lewis
Tobin Low
Viki Merrick
Lauren Ober
Lu Olkowski
Neena Pathak
Anna Sale
Robert Smith
Jenna Weiss-Berman


Katherine Aaron
Stan Alcorn
Benjamin Becker
Shefa Nola Benoit
Robert Boynton
Alison Byrne
Elizabeth Chur
Emily Condon
Karen Duffin
Mallory Falk
Amy Gastelum
Brigitta Greene
Delaney Hall
Jennifer Jerrett
Alex Kapelman
Nancy Klingener
Katie Klocksin
Sarah Kramer
Katelyn Lewis
Eva Liao
Ronald Liebis
Kristina Loring
Travis Lux
Redmond Mackenzie
Audrey Mardavich
Annie McEwen
Mary Helen Miller
Jackie Mitchell
Andrew Norton
Kelsey Padget
Justine Paradis
Luis Perez
Simon and Chris Phillips
Audrey Quinn
Marnie Crawford-Samuelson
Yowei Shaw
Richard & Linda Stone
Joel Supple
Schuyler Swenson
Sebahat Nil Tiberi
Nathan Tobey
Kathy Tu

Scholarship Advisory Board

Bec Adams
Daniel Alarcon
Emily Condon
Anayansi Diaz-Cortes
Stephanie Foo
Carolina Guerrero
Ann Heppermann
Kerri Hoffman
Chenjerai Kumanyika
Al Letson
Shereen Marisol Meraji
Doug Mitchell
Sue Robinson
Arun Venugopal
Glynn Washington