Hugo House wants to help anyone interested in writing or with a love of books gain access to the writing classes they desire. Scholarship applications are read by a staff committee that considers financial need, interest in writing, and access to instruction in the past. Hugo House especially encourages applications from students who have been historically underrepresented in the literary world. 

Tuition assistance requests for Winter Quarter will be accepted until December 7th. 

One factor we consider is financial need. Below is the guide for household gross income at 400% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. We understand that flat income does not tell the whole story. If your income falls above these guidelines, you will still be considered for a scholarship based on our other guiding factors.

Household Size - Household Income

1 - $51,040 | 2 - $68,960 | 3 - $86,880 | 4 - $104,800 | 5 - $122,720 | 6 - $158,560 | 7 - $176,480

Please select a single class from the Winter Quarter Catalog for your application: Catalog

If you're concerned about your class filling up, please apply as soon as possible. A place will be held in your requested course once your application is received. You will be notified of scholarship decisions on December 14, 2020

Book Lab and other select classes each quarter are ineligible for scholarships. You can contact the registrar (see email below) for a full list of exceptions. We grant one scholarship per student per quarter and up to two scholarships per student per year. Deferments are not permitted. Scholarship funds only cover tuition. For more information about the scholarship fund, please email registrar@hugohouse.org or call (206) 322-7030. 


At Hugo House, we present more than 100 events each year, ranging from readings of new work commissioned as part of our Literary Series to book launches for emerging writers. If you're interested in reading or presenting an event in our space, please complete the following form. Please submit a CV and sample of your work.

For rental requests, please visit our rentals page.

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