The School of Creative and Professional Writing offers scholarships to incoming students. The following five scholarships are available to new students in any School of Creative and Professional Writing program:
– School of Creative and Professional Writing Scholarship Fund. Scholarships of $500-$750 to new students based on merit, then on need.
– Alumni Select: Scholarships of $2,000 are awarded to new students who are referred by alumni.
– Appalachian Writer: Scholarships of $2,000 are awarded to new students from Appalachia.
– Scholarship Fund for Writers of Color. Scholarships of $500-$1,000 for new students of color, based on merit, then on need.
– Kentucky Teachers Scholarship. Scholarships of $1,000-$1,500 for Kentucky teachers of any subject and at any level, K through university.
In addition to the above scholarships, the following scholarships are available only to MFA students:
– Sena Jeter Naslund – Karen Mann Endowed Scholarship. This scholarship, named in honor of the Spalding MFA program’s founders, is offered to new students, based on need.
– MFA Alumni Endowed Scholarship. Scholarships for new students, based on need.
– J. Terry Price Scholarship. Each year, a new student in fiction is awarded a scholarship from this fund, based on need.
– Audrey Wasson and Carol Leseure Endowed Scholarship in Poetry. Each year, a new student in poetry is awarded a scholarship from this fund, based on need.
– Diana M. Raab Scholarship in Creative Nonfiction. A $250 scholarship for a new creative nonfiction student. This scholarship can be renewed each semester as long as the student returns the following semester and remains in good standing in the program. This scholarship is generally awarded to a new student every two years.
– Eileen Spinelli Writing for Children Scholarship. Each semester, a new student in writing for children and young adults is awarded a scholarship of $250, based on need.
– Mann-Driskell Scholarship. This scholarship is for current female students who work in long-form fiction. Up to two scholarships of $500 are awarded each academic year.
HOW TO APPLY
As a newly accepted student, you may apply for a scholarship by emailing Kathleen Driskell, Chair of the School of Creative and Professional Writing, using the subject line “Scholarship Request.” The email should describe the need and state the desire to be considered for a scholarship.
Deadline for application is April 1 for the spring or summer semester and October 1 for the fall semester.