The Josie Rubio Scholarship

Ten scholarships will be awarded to ten people in honor of writer Josie Rubio. Josie’s work is immortalized in her popular blog, A Pain in the Neck: My Experience with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Her article, “Dating While Dying” was published in The New York Times before her passing on December 3rd, 2019. When Josie passed, the Times gave her a full obituary and in their end of year notable passings article, she was the only non-celebrity, clearly touching many with her story.

During Josie’s last year, she took a Gotham Writers Workshop memoir class, where excelled at working with others to hone their skills and share stories and made some very important friendships.

Please submit one paragraph of up to 100 words in a format similar to The New York Times Tiny Love Stories–by April 30th. You will be notified by May 31st if you won.

Send submissions to: josierubioscholarship@gmail.com

-The Josie Rubio Scholarship Award Committee

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