Creative Writing Scholarships and Awards

University of Louisville Creative Writing Scholarship

Creative Writing Scholarships are open to both undergraduate and graduate students. You do not have to be an English Major to apply. Judges for the competition are the members of the English Department Creative Writing Committee.

Award Amount: Varying amounts of tuition reimbursement
Deadline: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 no later than 4:00 P.M.
Submission Guidelines

Leon V. Driskell Award

The Driskell Award is given each year to the U of L undergraduate student who shows exceptional promise in Creative Writing. Students do not have to be English majors to apply.

2017 Driskell Award Winner: Michael Jester

Award Amount: $250
Deadline: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 no later than 4:00 P.M.
Submission Guidelines

Sara-Jean McDowell Award for Fiction

The McDowell Award is given each year to the U of L graduate student who shows exceptional promise as a fiction writer. Students must have a graduate standing but do not have to be graduate students in English to apply.

2017 McDowell Award Winner: Amanda Forsting

Award Amount: $500
Deadline: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 no later than 4:00 P.M.
Submission Guidelines

University of Louisville Creative Writing Award for Poetry

This Award is given each year to the U of L graduate student who shows exceptional promise as a poet. Students must have a graduate standing but do not have to be graduate students in English to apply.

2017 Creative Writing Poetry Award Winners: Emily Blair

Award Amount: $500
Deadline: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 no later than 4:00 P.M.
Submission Guidelines

2017 Creative Writing Scholarship Winners

Kevin Bailey
Bree Cameron
Catherine Sar
Matthew Becker
Maggie Cassaro
Charlene Taylor
Carolyn Biggs
Amanda Forsting
Rachel Trimble
Emily Blair
Michael Jester
Briana Williams
Max Burch
James Miller