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 susanpetrey@comcast.net. 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
Email: susanpetrey@comcast.net

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

McMinnville Brew Tour, October 11th-13th, 2014

Join us for our fourth brewpub tour! The details of the itinerary are not yet set, but we’ll start out in Vancouver, WA boarding our comfortable full-sized bus. We’ll make our way to McMinnville, OR stopping at brewpubs and tasting rooms along the way. Stops may include Stickman Brewery, Chehalem Valley Brewing and Fire Mountain Brewery. Click here for more information and a registration form.

Buy and Sell on eBay for the Susan C. Petrey Clarion Scholarship Fund

The Susan C. Petrey Clarion Scholarship Fund is part of the eBay Giving Works program. So, you can support our mission when you buy and sell on eBay. Here's how:

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:

1982
William P. Knuttel - Davis, CA
1983
Mona A. Clee - Austin, TX
1984
Kathe (Mustamaa) Koja - Detroit, MI
1985
Leslie J. Howle - Seattle, WA
1986
Wally Metts - Horton, MI
1987
Susan Kray - Urbana, IL
1988
Sharon Wahl - Somerville, MA
1989
Diana Maria Castro - Arcata, CA
1990
Heidi Heyer Campbell - Chester, VA
1991
Karen Cowan-Jensen - Anchorage, AK
1992
Denise Angela Shawl - Ann Arbor, MI
Nathan Ballingrud - Asheville, NC
1993
Patrizia DeLucchio - Oakland, CA
Michael Johnson - Brookline, MA
1994
Christopher East - Fredonia, NY
Syne Mitchell - Madison, WI
1995
Timalyne Lindquist-Frazier - Seattle, WA (West)
Phoebe Smith - Cambridge, England (East)
1996
Craig L. Gidney - Washington, DC (West)
David Hoffman-Dachelet - Minneapolis, MN (East)
1997
Susan Jett - Moab, UT (West)
William G. Henry - St. Louis Park, MN (East)
1998
Jeffrey A. Deveaux - Seattle, WA (West)
Barth Anderson - Minneapolis, MN (East)
Eric Witchey - Tualatin, OR (Special)
1999
Daniel G. Dick - Burnaby, B.C., Canada (West)
Sharon Keir - McLean, VA (East)
2000
Julian Brown - Durban, South Africa (West)
Kelly Searsmigh - Boone, NC (East)
2001
Ari Goelman - Vancouver, BC, Canada (West)
Beth Adele Long - Dayton, MD (East)
2002
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.
2003
Eliani Torres - Bennington VT (West)
Tamara Inman - Lakewood, CA (East)
2004
Alice Kim - Standford, CA (West)
Marjorie M. Liu - Madison, WI (East)
2005
Heather Lindsley - Seattle WA (West)
Tracy Taylor - Ewing, NJ (East)
Michael Swanwick (Susan C. Petrey Fellow)
2006
Gord Sellar - South Korea (West)
Jemma EveryHope - Bellingham, WA (East)
Vernor Vinge (Susan C. Petrey Fellow)
2007
David Zasloff - Santa Clarita, CA (West)
Desirina Boskovich - Atlanta, GA (California)
Samuel R. Delany (Susan C. Petrey Fellow)
2008
Anna Owomoyela, Iowa City, IA (West)
Grá Linnaea, Eugene, OR (California)
Chuck Palahniuk (Susan C. Petrey Fellow)
2009
Nicholas Stenner, Vancouver, BC (California)
Emily C. Skaftun, Victorville, CA (West)
Rudy Rucker (Susan C. Petrey Fellow)
2010
Cassandra Clarke, Cuero, TX (West)
Laura Praytor, Long Beach, CA (California)
Ian McDonald (Susan C. Petrey Fellow)
2011
Alisa Alering, Bloomington, IN (West)
Todd Castillo, Long Beach, CA (California)
Charles Stross (Susan C. Petrey Fellow)
2012
Brenta Blevins, Rural Retreat, Viginia (West)
Carmen Machado, Iowa City, IA (California)
Chuck Palahniuk (Susan C. Petrey Fellow)
2013
JY Yang, Singapore, (West)
Zach Grafton, Alhambra, CA (California)
Samuel R. Delany (Susan C. Petrey Fellow)
2014
Alison Wilgus, Brooklyn, NY (West)
Marian Womack, Madrid, Spain (California)
John Crowley (Susan C. Petrey Fellow)

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