The Whiting Foundation provides
EARLY SUPPORT FOR SCHOLARS & WRITERS
who astonish us by expanding the boundaries of art and understanding. Our commitment to making a place for this work in the world
is driven by a belief that
intense encounters with the best intellectual products of our culture deepen the human experience,
broaden individual perspective, and offer stores of creativity and insight throughout life.
The Whiting Awards recognize emerging authors of exceptional talent. These $50,000 prizes are given annually to ten writers of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama.