Young Writers Institute

Now accepting applications for the 2018 Young Writers Institute!! 


This three-week program focuses on providing students opportunities to develop writing fluency and confidence in academic writing through project-based activities.

On a typical day, students will . . .

  • spend mornings reading, writing, discussing, and presenting their writing
  • spend afternoons participating in workshops to experiment with various types of writing
  • produce an anthology of writing 

Throughout the program, participants will have opportunities to participate in UA activities.

Who May Participate

High school students (grades 9-12 in the coming school year)


Summer 2018
Dates: July 2-20 (no class July 4)
Place: University of Arizona (Main Campus)
Time: Monday - Friday, 9 am - 3 pm

Please note that this is not an overnight camp. Housing and meals are not provided by WSIP.


  • $15 Non-refundable application processing fee (does not guarantee acceptance into the program)
  • $195 Tuition & Books (*Limited waivers are available. Fees are due AFTER acceptance into the program)

This is a competitive program. Submitting an application does not guarantee acceptance.

Application Packet Requirements

  1. Completed online application
  2. Personal Statement
  3. Letter of Recommendation
  4. Application Fee payable at the WSIP online store
  5. Optional: Tuition Waiver Application Statement

Apply here today! Applications are due May 1, 2018. 


** The Young Writers Institute received a 2017 College of Humanities Teaching and Outreach Grant. **