SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL AID
Department of Creative Writing Scholarships
- There is no application process for departmental scholarships.
- Eligible MFA applicants are automatically considered for each scholarship for which they qualify (based on genre/year).
Robert H. Byington Leadership Fellowship
To honor the outstanding leadership and pioneering work of Dr. Robert H. Byington inestablishing the Creative Writing Program, an award of $2,000 at the start of the thesis year to an MFA student of outstanding creative achievement who has demonstrated unusual generosity of spirit toward faculty, staff, and peers and contributed significantly to the morale, community spirit, and excellence of the MFA program. Awarded by faculty and student nomination, and faculty vote.
Philip Gerard Graduate Fellowship
Amount of fellowship varies annually. Awarded to the highest-ranked incoming student applying in the nonfiction genre. Based on merit of application portfolio, letters of reference, and undergraduate GPA.
Kert Green Fellowship
Amount of fellowship varies annually. Awarded to an incoming student based on merit of application portfolio, letters of reference, and undergraduate GPA. Includes a full tuition waiver the first year, and an additional $2,000 for part-time work performed for the department. Contingent on the availability of state funding, converts to teaching assistantship position in the second and third year (recipient pays own tuition in years 2 and 3).
Shannon Morton Fellowship
A graduate merit scholarship awarded by faculty nomination, designated for an MFA student entering the second year of the program, whose GPA is at least 3.2 and whose creative work shows outstanding promise. The amount varies annually.
Linda and Charles Nance Fellowship
$1,000 ($500 each in the fall and spring semester of the first year) awarded to an incoming student based on merit of application portfolio, letters of reference, and undergraduate GPA.
Other Available Scholarships/Awards:
*Note: Scholarships listed with no links for an application/for further information are submitted via (unsolicited) recommendation of the program coordinator.
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