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 was 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 and 2020 workshops.

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

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

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
  • Small Beer Press
  • Tachyon Publications
  • Bruce Holland Rogers
  • Patrick Rothfuss
  • Leslie What
  • Rick Wilber

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

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