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Creative Writing Scholarships

CANDICE K. BROWN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The Candice K. Brown Scholarship was founded in 2013 to support both undergraduate and graduate creative writing students with financial need. $2500 is awarded annually  to an undergraduate creative writing student of junior or senior standing with outstanding potential. Another $2500 is awarded to an MFA graduate student in fiction or nonfiction.


RICHARD HUGO MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The Richard Hugo Memorial Scholarship was established in 1984 to honor the memory and the work of poet Richard Hugo, whose character and personality shaped a strong and unusual Creative Writing Program at  University of Montana. The scholarship is solely for graduate students accepted into the Master of Fine Arts Program in poetry at University of Montana. No application is necessary for this scholarship.


TIMOTHY O'LEARY AND MICHELLE CARDINAL SCHOLARSHIP IN PROSE

The Timothy O'Leary and Michelle Cardinal Scholarship in Prose was established in 2013 to support graduate students accepted into the Master of Fine Arts Program at University of Montana in prose. No application is necessary for this scholarship.


 

BERTHA MORTON FELLOWSHIPS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

Campus-wide awards, chosen by the University Graduate Council each spring from program nominations. Fellowship $5,000, Scholarship $3,000. Criteria for nomination include: honors and awards; professional credentials; research and academic achievements; creative activities (especially publication of creative work).


 

THE MERRIAM-FRONTIER AWARD

Established by H.G. Merriam, Professor Emeritus of English, to recognize distinguished achievement in student writing, the award consists of a prize of $500 and funds to publish a chapbook of the winning entry. Open to both graduate and undergraduate students, entries are called for early in the fall semester and judged by a committee of local writers. The student selected for the Merriam-Frontier Award gives a reading spring semester from his or her winning manuscript.

 


 

GRETA WROLSTAD TRAVEL AWARD

The Greta Wrolstad Travel Award was established in 2005 in memory of Greta Wrolstad, a poet in the MFA program from 2004-2005 who passed away on August 9, 2005 at the age of twenty-four. The award is granted to an outstanding poet in the MFA program at University of Montana for support of travel during the summer or academic year to a writing workshop, conference, or residency in the U.S. or abroad as well as research for a creative project. 

 


 

A.B. GUTHRIE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

$700 awarded each spring as a scholarship for the following year to an outstanding graduate student. Chosen by the creative writing faculty.

 


 

NETTIE WEBER SCHOLARSHIPS

Several awards of $300-$400, given to graduate or undergraduate students to offset the expense of attending a summer writing conference or conducting research for a creative project.

 


 

GOEDICKE/ROBINSON SCHOLARSHIP

$2,600 scholarship for the following year awarded to a deserving graduate student in poetry. Chosen by the creative writing faculty.

 


 

THE BEEBE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

$400 scholarship for the following year awarded to an outstanding undergraduate in creative writing. Chosen by the creative writing faculty.

 


 

JAMES P.  WELCH JR. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

$1,000 scholarship for the following year awarded to an outstanding undergraduate in creative writing. Chosen by the creative writing faculty.

 


 

OPUS SCHOLARSHIP

$1,000 scholarship for the following year awarded to an outstanding undergraduate in creative writing. Chosen by the creative writing faculty.


Contact the Creative Writing Program Coordinator for more information on scholarships available.