Scholarship Fund

Minnesota Christian Writers Scholarship

For many years I honored my mother with flowers on my birthday to thank her for giving me life. Since her passing I present friends and family with small gifts on my birthday to thank them for their love and friendship.

For my 75th birthday I decided to honor God with a gift to thank Him for my life. I want to give a gift to glorify God – a gift that keeps on giving. The way to do that is to help other authors get their inspirational and Christian books published and their movies produced.

Don’t you want more good, clean, inspirational books and movies to be available for your family?  I do.

In today’s publishing world it is extremely difficult for an author to get their books published unless they attend a writer’s conference and meet literary agents and editors face to face.

Yet with airfare, hotels, and conference fees, the cost to attend can easily be $2,000.00.

Many writers cannot afford to pay that. I know. I’ve been there.

I struggled many years to get my books published, resorting to self-publishing with little or no distribution. Since I began meeting the gatekeepers of publishing at writer’s conferences I have become represented by a literary agent who recently secured a publisher for my eighth book.

I have met many wonderful writers who struggle with publication just as I did for so many years. I want to help them attend writer’s conferences.

Therefore, I have established an endowment fund through Initiative Foundation for the purpose of providing Minnesota Christian writers with scholarships to attend Christian writer’s conferences and writer’s retreats.

I have started the endowment with what I can afford, but I need your financial support to fully fund this scholarship fund. I can begin awarding scholarships when the endowment is fully funded at $20,000.

Can you help?




When you give to the Minnesota Christian Writers Scholarship endowment fund, your gift establishes an enduring legacy to ensure that aspiring Christian writers are given the opportunity to meet the literary agents and editors that can help them become successful authors!  Immediate contributions can be made with your credit or debit card by clicking “Donate Now”. Gifts of all sizes are appreciated!

Prefer to mail a check? Please write the check to Initiative Foundation with MN Christian Writers Scholarship Fund (MCWSF) on the memo line, and mail to:

Initiative Foundation
Attn: Minnesota Christian Writers Scholarship Fund
405 Fourth St SE
Little Falls, MN 56345

If you would like to contribute another type of gift, please call the Initiative Foundation at (320) 632-9255. An Initiative Foundation staff member will be happy to answer your questions and guide you through the process.

As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, your Initiative Foundation/Minnesota Christian Writers Scholarship Fund contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. In partnership with Minnesota Christian Writers Scholarship Fund, the Foundation owns and manages financial contributions for the fund. No goods or services will be exchanged for your gift.


Author, Connie Lounsbury

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