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The Colorado Authors’ Hall of Fame

Creates FIVE $2,000 Scholarships to Aspiring Colorado Authors

The Colorado Authors’ Hall of Fame is offering up to FIVE $2,000 scholarships to aspiring Colorado authors, as well as an extensive 18-month mentorship to support their success as an author. The scholarship is part of The Hall’s commitment to encourage, support, and nurture Colorado connected writers.

Sponsored by the Colorado Authors’ Hall of Fame, an organization that celebrates the most prolific authors with ties to the sunny state of Colorado, the Hall’s Board voted to create up to the Aspiring Authors Scholarships to be awarded this year and in future even-numbered years.

Applications must be received by June 1, 2022, and the winning recipients will be announced in early August. Recipients will be honored at a luncheon event to be held on Friday, September 16, 2022, at Denver University at 2044 E. Evans Ave., Denver.

For Application requirements and additional information, visit the Colorado Authors’ Hall of Fame website:

The Colorado Authors’ Hall of Fame Aspiring Author Scholarship is open to applicants who:

  • are beyond 16 years of age
  • are legal Colorado residents
  • have a desire to succeed as an author and in the field of publishing
  • must include a sampling of their already written work of at least 20 pages

Part of the application process will include writing an essay of up to 1,000 words on the topic: Why I Want to Write and Become an Author along with how they intend on using the moneys. Essays will be evaluated for excellence of writing, creativity, and yes, grammar by a panel of judges consisting of bookstore owners, librarians and published authors.

The scholarships were envisioned by founder of the Hall, Dr. Judith Briles. She shares, “Writing and publishing a book is like climbing one of our Rocky Mountain ‘fourteeners.’ It requires years of preparation, unbelievable stamina and courage. Facing that blank page is like starting an ascent. When you reach the top by completing the book, authors can suddenly see farther than ever before. This vision from the pinnacle is the gift authors give their readers. Now, the Hall would like to give a gift back to Colorado’s authors who desire to reach the publishing summit. Their impact on countless readers in providing entertainment, enlightenment and solutions is immeasurable.”

Board Vice President Mara Purl, CEO of the award-winning Milford-Haven Novels adds, “We know what it takes to create awesome books that teach and inspire. The Hall dedicates itself to honoring fellow authors who’ve proven their worth to the literary society and that their legacies never die. Now, we can reach out to support and encourage those who are just starting their authoring journey.”

The Hall is dedicated to recognizing and preserving the history of the accomplishments of past and present authors who have created and published books in or about Colorado.

The organization is an all-volunteer-run 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Its mission is “to honor and promote the works of outstanding published authors from all genres and generations with a vibrant connection to Colorado, to ensure their legacies will not be lost.”

Information about the application process, nomination criteria for Hall Inductees, donations, events, board members can all be found at



Dr. Judith Briles is a book publishing expert and coach. Often, she must roll up her writing sleeves and become a Book Doctor, juicing up storylines and author words. She empowers authors and works directly with authors who want to be seriously successful and has been writing about and conducting workshops on publishing since the ’80s. Judith is the author of 37 books including Author YOU: Creating and Building Your Author and Book PlatformsSnappy Sassy Salty: Wise Words for Authors and Writers, and How to Create a $1,000,000 Speech. Her personal memoir When God Says NO-Revealing the YES When Adversity and Loss Are Present is a #1 bestseller on Amazon. Collectively, her books have earned over 45 book awards. Judith speaks throughout the year at publishing conferences. 

Throughout the year, she holds Judith Briles Book Unplugged in-person and online experiences: Publishing, Speaking, Marketing, and Social Media. All are two-day intensives limited to a small group of authors who want to be seriously successful. Join Judith live for the “AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing” podcast on the Toginet Radio Network HERE

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