Our adult courses help fund our programs for kids, many of which are tuition-free, and allow us to pay our adult writing instructors for their time. We offer payment plans to all of our students and scholarships to those demonstrating financial need.
Austin Bat Cave is committed to providing access to high-quality writing workshops for everyone.
We now offer the ability to pay for classes in monthly installments. Please browse our class selections for more details.
Scholarships are reviewed on a rolling basis, and each application is reviewed by multiple committee members before a decision is made. We strive to make a decision on scholarships within 3-4 weeks of when an application is received, and no less than one week before a course begins.
Scholarship Review Committee Members
Syed Ali Haider
Ali is the Executive Director of Austin Bat Cave.
Emily Chammah is the Development Associate of Austin Bat Cave.
Sindya Bhanoo has worked as a reporter for The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Industry Standard, and currently serves on Austin Bat Cave’s Board of Directors.
Lauren Lluveras was a 2017/2018 public voices fellow who has written editorial pieces for The Conversation, Vice, and Teen Vogue. Currently, Lauren is a PhD student at UT Austin’s department of African & African Diaspora Studies.
Natalia Sylvester is the author of the novels Chasing the Sun, which was named the Best Debut Book of 2014 by Latinidad, and Everyone Knows You Go Home, which won an International Latino Book Award and was named a Best Book of 2018 by Real Simple magazine.