Susan C. Petrey Clarion Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is a memorial to Susan, a friend of ours, and a member of the Portland Science Fiction Society. Since her death in 1980, we have raised money to annually send an aspiring writer to the Clarion Science Fiction Writer's Workshop. This was an event she had hoped to attend herself but was unable to do so because of financial reasons.

The original seed money was raised for flowers at Sue's funeral but we were unable to use the money for that purpose. Since then, money to fund the scholarship has been raised mainly by auctions at science fiction conventions. Auctions are held at every OryCon and Con; we have also held auctions at Westercons 37, 43, and 48 and at Minicon. We are always looking for donations of items to be auctioned, and money is never refused. Cash donations can be made through PayPal to the email address of If you have any items to donate, please contact us at:

Susan C Petrey Scholarship Fund
PMB 455
2870 N.E. Hogan Road Suite E
Gresham OR 97030-3175

Phone: 503-667-0807

We also produced a book, Gifts of Blood, which contains all of Sue's stories. All proceeds from the sale of this book go to support the Fund. Copies are available from us at the address above.

The fund is administered by us, with the support of Portland fandom, and is legally a part of Oregon Science Fiction Conventions Inc., a tax-exempt organization.

Debbie Cross
Paul M. Wrigley

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The Petrey Fund Needs Help!

Each year, the Petrey Fund pays out more in scholarships and grants than our income from auctions and donations. This year we are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the first scholarship awarded and are hoping to have some special events at OryCon. As one to celebrate, we have a goal of raising enough money this year to actually make additional contributions to the endowment fund. We need your help! If you would like to help us help writers here are few things you could do:

Scholarship Recipients and Fellows

Currently, two scholarships are being awarded annually, one to the Clarion Science Fiction Writers' Workshop in East Lansing, MI and one to Clarion West in Seattle. In addition, beginning in 2005, we are covering the entire amount of one Clarion West instructor's honorarium each year. This instructor will be designated the Susan C. Petrey Fellow.

Recipients for the scholarship have been selected by the workshop directors based on need and talent. They have been:

William P. Knuttel - Davis, CA
Mona A. Clee - Austin, TX
Kathe (Mustamaa) Koja - Detroit, MI
Leslie J. Howle - Seattle, WA
Wally Metts - Horton, MI
Susan Kray - Urbana, IL
Sharon Wahl - Somerville, MA
Diana Maria Castro - Arcata, CA
Heidi Heyer Campbell - Chester, VA
Karen Cowan-Jensen - Anchorage, AK
Denise Angela Shawl - Ann Arbor, MI
Nathan Ballingrud - Asheville, NC
Patrizia DeLucchio - Oakland, CA
Michael Johnson - Brookline, MA
Christopher East - Fredonia, NY
Syne Mitchell - Madison, WI
Timalyne Lindquist-Frazier - Seattle, WA (West)
Phoebe Smith - Cambridge, England (East)
Craig L. Gidney - Washington, DC (West)
David Hoffman-Dachelet - Minneapolis, MN (East)
Susan Jett - Moab, UT (West)
William G. Henry - St. Louis Park, MN (East)
Jeffrey A. Deveaux - Seattle, WA (West)
Barth Anderson - Minneapolis, MN (East)
Eric Witchey - Tualatin, OR (Special)
Daniel G. Dick - Burnaby, B.C., Canada (West)
Sharon Keir - McLean, VA (East)
Julian Brown - Durban, South Africa (West)
Kelly Searsmigh - Boone, NC (East)
Ari Goelman - Vancouver, BC, Canada (West)
Beth Adele Long - Dayton, MD (East)
Adrian Nam-Son Khactu - Viet Nam (West)
Cecilia Marsh - Washington, DC (East)
This year there was also a special grant of $500 awarded to Clarion West to help defray the cost of transportation for instructors.
Eliani Torres - Bennington VT (West)
Tamara Inman - Lakewood, CA (East)
Alice Kim - Standford, CA (West)
Marjorie M. Liu - Madison, WI (East)
Heather Lindsley - Seattle WA (West)
Tracy Taylor - Ewing, NJ (East)
Michael Swanwick (Susan C. Petrey Fellow)
Gord Sellar - South Korea (West)
Jemma EveryHope - Bellingham, WA (East)
Vernor Vinge (Susan C. Petrey Fellow)
David Zasloff - Santa Clarita, CA (West)
Desirina Boskovich - Atlanta, GA (California)
Samuel R. Delany (Susan C. Petrey Fellow)
Anna Owomoyela, Iowa City, IA (West)
Grá Linnaea, Eugene, OR (California)
Chuck Palahniuk (Susan C. Petrey Fellow)
Nicholas Stenner, Vancouver, BC (California)
Emily C. Skaftun, Victorville, CA (West)
Rudy Rucker (Susan C. Petrey Fellow)
Cassandra Clarke, Cuero, TX (West)
Laura Praytor, Long Beach, CA (California)
Ian McDonald (Susan C. Petrey Fellow)
Alisa Alering, Bloomington, IN (West)
Todd Castillo, Long Beach, CA (California)
Charles Stross (Susan C. Petrey Fellow)
Brenta Blevins, Rural Retreat, Viginia (West)
Carmen Machado, Iowa City, IA (California)
Chuck Palahniuk (Susan C. Petrey Fellow)
JY Yang, Singapore (West)
Zach Grafton, Alhambra, CA (California)
Samuel R. Delany (Susan C. Petrey Fellow)
Alison Wilgus, Brooklyn, NY (West)
Marian Womack, Madrid, Spain (California)
John Crowley (Susan C. Petrey Fellow)
Laurie Penny, Cambridge, MA (West)
Dayna Smith, Chicago, IL (California)
Cory Doctorow (Susan C. Petrey Fellow)

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