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 over the next three years, funding scholarships for admitted students for whom workshop tuition presents a financial hardship.

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

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.