Become a Friend of the Juniper Institute

The Juniper Institute could not thrive without support from its community near and far. Join an exclusive group of partners and organizations who provide invaluable support in the form of scholarships. Your contribution will allow many talented writers to participate in the Institute who would otherwise be unable to attend.

Secure online donations to our program are accepted at this link.

We also welcome new sponsorship inquiries to support our Young Writer and adult programs. Please contact Jennifer Jacobson, Director of Community Engagement and Alumni Relations, at (413) 545-8988 to discuss your support.

Thank you!

Your Impact

Thanks in part to gifts from our donors, scholarship awardees have the unique opportunity to not only expand their literary community, but to also develop new approaches to their craft and explore new ways of thinking. Juniper is a hub for expression and wild invention where writers gain confidence in their work. Participants leave Juniper with the inspiration to continue their writing pursuits. Your donations leave a lasting impact beyond each participant’s final workshop, craft session or manuscript consultation.

Due to your donation, I was able to meet and befriend people who shared the same interests as me. With these new people in my life, I will forever have someone who is willing to read my work and give me honest feedback. – Juniper Scholarship Recipient

As I enter the second year of my MFA, I’m grateful to be carrying the lessons I learned at Juniper into the final year of my program. I’m currently working on a book of stories and a novel, and I’m excited to move forward with the wisdom of the Juniper faculty and participants in mind. Thank you for your support of emerging writers — I’m grateful for your generosity. – Juniper Scholarship Recipient

In receiving this scholarship, I truly felt that someone believed in me and my writing, and that someone had faith in what I had to say. Thank you for your support, for believing in me, and for giving me the opportunity to have all of these wonderful life-changing experiences. From the bottom of my heart, thank you.  – Juniper Scholarship Recipient