Membership Dues Assistance

Perseverance Fund

Romance Writers of America administers a member-supported fund, the Perseverance Fund, which shall be used by qualified applicants for the payment of RWA national dues and associated membership fees.

To Donate

If you are looking for a way to give back to RWA, please consider donating to the Perseverance Fund. Any donation, whether $1 or $100, helps. To send a donation to the Perseverance Fund,

  • Donate Now: Click this link to donate online. Hit the Add to Cart button, enter your donation amount, and select Add to Cart and View Cart. Proceed to check out from this page.
  • By check/money order [U.S. funds]: Make check/money order out to Romance Writers of America, along with a note to apply the money to the fund, and mail to RWA, attn: Perseverance Fund, 14615 Benfer Rd., Houston, TX  77069.

RWA appreciates your generosity! If you have any questions about donating to the fund, please contact Donna Mathoslah at or 832-717-5200, Ext. 121.

To Apply

To qualify for an award from the fund, an applicant shall submit a signed request to the Office that contains a description of the applicant's financial need and statement of their General membership status or intent to achieve General membership status within three years. The applicant need not currently be a member of RWA.

No individual shall be awarded more than three years in a row.

Applications should be directed to Donna Mathoslah at; RWA, attn: Perseverance Fund, 14615 Benfer Rd., Houston, TX 77069; or fax to 832-717-5201.