Alpha Angels

Alpha is grateful to have received a $10,000 grant from the Heinz Endowments, a Pittsburgh-based philanthropic organization. The Heinz Endowments supports efforts to make Southwestern Pennsylvania a premier place to live and work, a center for learning and educational excellence, and a region that embraces diversity and inclusion. The grant money will be awarded in installments from 2014 through 2016, funding scholarships for admitted students for whom workshop tuition presents a financial hardship.

Alpha is also deeply grateful for the support of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America for our 2015 workshop.

Additionally, the staff and students of the Alpha workshop would like to thank the following individuals for their generous assistance with our scholarship fund:

  • Kathy Barr Kirtley
  • Dan Bloch
  • Ann Cecil
  • David A. Collins
  • Ade Conway
  • Ellen Kushner
  • Laurie Mann
  • Paul Pence
  • Tamora Pierce
  • Thomas Seay
  • Janette Schafer
  • Sarah Wade Smith
  • Leslie What
  • Wen Spencer
  • Julie Adgurson
  • Christine Buss
  • Shang-Shan Chong
  • Shaun Duke
  • Rachel Halpern
  • Allison Jamieson-Lucy
  • John C Pershing II
  • Susanna Pretzer
  • Leslie Sobel
  • Rachel Swirsky
  • Bill Worzel
  • Xavid Pretzer
  • Chris Gerrib
  • Stephanie Stroup
  • Gavin Mogan
  • Bill Allen
  • Shaun Newman
  • Anne Wheeler
  • Ann Kopchik
  • Peg Moulton
  • Jon Renaut
  • Barb Carlson’s ferrets
  • Michael and Renate Arnzen
  • Karen Brady & Associates, P.C.
  • Miriam Ketonen
  • Kat Herron
  • Seth Dickinson
  • Richard Donnelly
  • Ginny Gleason
  • Tracey Levino
  • Sean Wallace
  • Isaac White
  • Carolyn Conahan
  • Elena Gleason
  • Joyce Yang
  • Rachel Grinti
  • Adam Smith
  • Emily Holt
  • Cathi Hodil
  • Kevin Pebley
  • Sarah Heile
  • Maya Chhabra
  • Matt Betts
  • Symantha Reagor
  • Lisa Bao
  • Andrej Topolsek
  • Sarah Wood
  • Heidi Pilewski
  • Justin Wick
  • Glenda Harlow
  • Lara Donnelly
  • Hannah Yee
  • Laura Batt
  • Tracy Doren
  • Susan Bonna
  • Diana Greenwood
  • Sandra Esparza
  • Lenore Hollowell
  • Slade Powell
  • Kimberly Heston
  • Diana Botsford
  • Mike Velichansky
  • Ignis Designs
  • Spencer Schwartz
  • Dorothy Fulton
  • Samantha Wronski
  • Nancy Niemuth
  • Debra Wilson
  • Justine Larbalestier
  • Scott Westerfeld
  • Alison Campbell
  • Isabel Whiston
  • Sameh Gabarin
  • Terie Garrison
  • Tamara Peters
  • Russell Colson
  • Ann Dulhanty
  • Catherine Heartfield
  • Rodello Santos
  • Maaja Wentz
  • Dorothy Fulton
  • Curtis Frye
  • Hide-E-Hole Ferret Shelter, Inc.
  • Lisa Bao
  • SumErgoScriptum
  • Ray Stevens
  • Clarkesworld Magazine
  • Martha Gershun
  • Kimberly Heston
  • Shivaun Hoad
  • Cassandra Hall
  • Nancy Medbery
  • Graeme Williams
  • Kayla Bashe
  • Tiera Greene
  • Sarah Frigon
  • Tina Tseng
  • Daniel McMinn
  • Sarah Goldman
  • Ann Lyford
  • Yvonne Ye
  • Jameyanne Fuller
  • Charlie Finlay
  • Cordelia Sherman
  • Sarah Brand
  • Tracy Townsend
  • Elizabeth Killingsworth
  • Emily Tersoff
  • Bridget Smith
  • Stephanie Grossman
  • Theresa Greene
  • Sarah Gibbons
  • Susanna Pretzer
  • Malina Suity
  • Kara Pekar
  • Christine Gregory
  • Shannon Reilley
  • Debra Wilburn
  • Dan Hays
  • Darren Low
  • Noella Handley
  • Holly Handley
  • The Holly and Noella Handley Scholarship for Alpha Diversity

We would also like to thank the following people for donating items to our 2012 fundraiser auction:

  • John Joseph Adams
  • Mike Arnzen
  • Catherine Asaro
  • Elizabeth Bear
  • Sarah Rees Brennan
  • Myke Cole
  • Timons Esaias
  • Theodora Goss
  • Rachel Grinti
  • Karen Healey
  • Alan Irvine
  • Ellen Kushner
  • David Levine
  • George R. R. Martin
  • Tamora Pierce
  • Bruce Holland Rogers
  • Patrick Rothfuss
  • Small Beer Press
  • Tachyon Publications
  • Leslie What
  • Rick Wilber

Thanks also to these kind people who assisted with publicizing the workshop:

  • John Joseph Adams
  • Holly Black
  • Cory Doctorow
  • Mark J. Ferrari
  • Neil Gaiman
  • Gordon Van Gelder
  • Tamora Pierce
  • Tobias Buckell
  • John DeNardo, SF Signal
  • Rachel Swirsky
  • Catherynne M. Valente
  • Nathan Bransford
  • Paul Raven, Futurismic
  • Justine Larbalestier
  • Scott Westerfeld
  • John Scalzi
  • Mike Arnzen

A special thank you to the Alpha alumni who put together the “Ned and Jane” scholarship drive in spring 2010.