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Ikhwezi Scholarship

Several of our guest speakers have donated their speaker fees to create a scholarship for writers from disadvantaged communities. Four full scholarships to attend the conference will be offered. To apply, please send a motivation letter to The motivation letter should include a little about you, why you want to attend the conference, and any past writing experience you have, to help us understand your situation.

Applicants should be:

  • Actively pursuing a writing career
  • Familiar with and interested in the romance genre
  • At least 18 years of age
  • From a marginalised or historically disadvantaged community

Partial Scholarships for Members

Ten partial scholarships will be offered to ROSA members in need of financial assistance. These scholarships will cover one week day and one weekend day per member. To apply, please email a motivation letter to

If you’d like to join the conference but cannot afford the fees, please email us here as we have several initiatives to help those in need of financial assistance.