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Scholarships for Creative Writing

Awarded by Appalachian State University
Categories are  Scholarship  tagged  Graduate Students /  Literature /  Award
Scholarship deadline

November 15

Amount

$500

Awards Offered

Varies

Renewable

No

Is this a No Essay scholarship?

No

DESCRIPTION

The English Department has a number of scholarships that support and recognize the academic achievement of English majors. The recipients of the academic scholarships and awards are determined by the department's Honors Committee.

Finalists for the creative writing scholarships are selected by a faculty committee, and the winners are chosen by a prominent creative writer outside of the department. The amount of each scholarship depends on investment performance and other conditions. In recent years each scholarship has been at least $500. In most cases, students need to be registered full-time during the period of the award.

Rogers and Janice Whitener Creative Writing Scholarship

The Whitener Scholarship will be awarded in the Fall semester for the Spring semester to students enrolled in the English/Creative Writing concentration. Applications and creative writing faculty nominations will be accepted through November 15 each year.

Truman Capote Literary Trust Scholarship for Creative Writing

This scholarship is supported by the Truman Capote Literary Trust Fund. The scholarship is awarded to the rising junior or senior Appalachian State University English major whose submissions of prose (fiction, creative non-fiction or play) or poetry are judged to be the most outstanding works submitted to the creative writing competition named after Truman Capote and endowed by the late author's estate. The winning student must complete a sequence of creative writing courses leading to a concentration in Creative Writing as part of a B.A. degree in English. Details of this yearly contest are posted in early February, while submission deadlines fall in mid-March. Final judging is done by a prominent writer from outside the university.

John Foster West Endowed Creative Writing Prize

The competition is run in conjunction with the competition for the Marian Coe and Marjorie South Idol scholarships. Details of this contest are posted each fall, along with the deadline for submissions. Final judging is done by a prominent writer from outside the university. This competition is open to currently enrolled students of all majors and years.

Marian Coe Scholarship in Creative Writing

This scholarship is given to the winner of a creative writing contest held each year in the fall term in conjunction with the competition for the John Foster West and Marjorie South Idol scholarships. Details of the contest are posted each fall, along with the deadline for submissions. Final judging is done by a prominent writer from outside the university. This competition is open to currently enrolled students of all majors and years.

Marjorie South Idol Prize for Fiction and Creative Prose

To recognize achievement in fiction and creative prose genres (fiction, creative nonfiction, memoir, playwriting, screenplay) written by students majoring in English in any concentration. The competition is held each year in the fall term in conjunction with the competition for the John Foster West and Marian Coe scholarships. Details of the contest are posted each fall, along with the deadline for submissions. Final judging is done by a prominent writer from outside the university.

Marjorie South Idol Prize for Poetry

To recognize achievement in poetry written by students majoring in English in any concentration. The competition is held each year in the fall term in conjunction with the competition for the John Foster West and Marian Coe scholarships. Details of the contest are posted each fall, along with the deadline for submissions. Final judging is done by a prominent writer from outside the university.

Education Level

High School

GPA

No Information Available

Application Start Date

No Information Available

Eligibility Criteria

US citizen

  • The criteria will be financial need, a B+ or higher average in Creative Writing concentration courses (including the literary genre and Applied Grammar courses), and active good citizenship in courses and the creative writing program.
  • REQUIREMENTS

  • Application Form
  • Self-nominating students may submit a paragraph detailing the financial need and their citizenship (contributions to class climate, peers, and participation in program-related activities), along with a list of creative writing concentration courses and grades.
  • PROGRAM INFORMATION

    Program

    Master/Graduate

    University Name

    Appalachian State University

    Specialization

    English Language and Literature

    Field of Study

    English Language, Literature and Cultural Studies

    OTHER INFORMATION

    Gender

    Male/Female

    Scholarship Frequency

    Annually

    Ethnicity

    Other

    State

    Not Applicable

    Outside State Residents eligible

    No

    International Students eligible

    No

    Online Master Programs eligible

    No

    Credibility

    High

    CONTACT

    wilsonjp@appstate.edu.