Apply to the Fellowship

Three Fellowship tracks. $4,500 in cash grants. Zero application fees. Our Shared Memory emphasizes its commitment to representing the diversity of the United States in its selection process. We look forward to hearing from you! Our Shared Memory reserves the right to extend its submission deadline at its discretion.

Applications Close August 15th

Eligibility Requirements

Young Memory Poetry Fellowship
Young Memory Prose Fellowship
Young Memory Innovation Fellowship

Young Memory Poetry Fellowship - $150

Grief. Anger. Resiliency. Share your lived experiences and learned perspectives through your poetry. Finalists will be published in the Young Memory Anthology, featured on our website, and invited to join the Young Memory Fellowship.

Potential topics include, but are not exclusive to: your personal experiences with COVID-19; the impact of COVID-19 on your community; and reflections on our societal response to COVID-19. Submissions should be no longer than one page with one-inch margins.

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Young Memory Prose Fellowship - $150

Grief. Anger. Resiliency. Share your lived experiences and learned perspectives through your prose. Finalists will be published in the Young Memory Anthology, featured on our website, and invited to join the Young Memory Fellowship.

Potential topics include, but are not exclusive to: your personal experiences with COVID-19; the impact of COVID-19 on your community; and reflections on our societal response to COVID-19. Submissions should be no longer than two pages with one-inch margins.

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Young Memory Innovation Fellowship - $400

Nominate yourself to inspire America with the profiles of young social entrepreneurs and innovators. Finalists will be published in the Young Memory Anthology, featured on our website, and invited to join the Young Memory Fellowship.

Submissions should be no longer than one page with one-inch margins and should at the very least include:

  • A brief introduction to you and your impacted community
  • A description of your contribution to COVID-19 relief
  • A description of your short-term and long-term impacts
  • A description of your personal motivations
  • A description of how your contribution ties into your future goals
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