This scholarship shall be awarded to a full-time undergraduate or graduate student, in good standing, with a GPA higher than 3.0, who is pursuing a degree in literature or creative writing. Undergraduates can be sophomores, juniors, or seniors.
To facilitate awarding this scholarship, the two qualifying groups of students will be rotated from year to year:
For AY 2024-2025, English Studies undergraduate majors and MA Literature and Writing graduate students will be the recipients of this literature-based scholarship. Consequently, please send the required materials below to Beth Torgerson at email@example.com.
Next year, for AY 2025-2026, creative writing undergraduate majors and MFA graduate students will be the recipients of this creative writing-based scholarship. Consequently, please send the required materials below to Lisa Denker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Unless there are no qualified applicants, and barring other pressing financial issues, the committee will alternate between awarding this scholarship to a graduate or undergraduate student every other year.
- A letter of application.
- An essay (1000-2000 words) in which the student expresses their passion and experience in and for creative writing and literature, shares how they came to be a student at EWU, and provides a personal commentary and reflection about the role, or value, of
- A completed copy of your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file at EWU’s Financial Aid office.
*For graduate students in either the MFA or the MA in Literature and Writing program, your application to the program, including your writing sample and personal essay, will be used to evaluate your eligibility for this award. No other initial steps are required; however, if selected for this scholarship, to complete the requirements above, you will need to write a short essay (250-500 words) on kindness as well as the acknowledgement of appreciation.