The Willa Cather Foundation—formerly the Willa Cather Pioneer Memorial—is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing the work of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Willa Cather and preserving the historical settings and archival material associated with her life and writings. Since its founding in 1955, the Foundation has been headquartered in Cather's hometown of rural Red Cloud, Nebraska. Throughout their generosity, the Cather foundation offers financial aid.
- Humanities Internship: Experiential learning opportunity for advanced undergraduates and graduate students in humanities.
- Scholarship Programs: Support for high school seniors pursuing further studies in English or history, and graduate students presenting on Cather at academic conferences.
- Humanities Internship: Open to advanced undergraduates and graduate students at the University of Nebraska.
- Scholarship Criteria:
- High school seniors planning to advance their studies in English or history.
- Graduate students intending to present on Cather at academic conferences.
- Humanities Internship: Apply as an advanced undergraduate or graduate student at the University of Nebraska.
- Scholarship Application:
- High school seniors: Submit your application to further your studies in English or history.
- Graduate students: Apply to present on Cather at academic conferences.
To further Cather’s legacy and to support the next generation of Cather readers and scholars, the Willa Cather Foundation annually awards a number of scholarships for college-bound students who desire to major in English or history, graduate students presenting on Cather at academic conferences, and educators interested in introducing Cather in the classroom. Deadlines will vary by scholarship.