Creative Writing Scholarships and Awards

Creative Writing Scholarships and Awards acknowledge excellence in creative writing by University of Louisville undergraduate and graduate students. Scholarship funds are distributed in varying amounts of tuition reimbursement. 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.

The sum of all institutional aid received cannot exceed the university’s total standard direct cost of attendance plus a stipend. Items in the standard direct cost include regular on-campus tuition charges*, average room**, average board***, and average book costs***. For more information regarding the University stacking/overaward policy, be visit the following website:http://louisville.edu/financialaid/scholarships/overaward-stacking-policies

Award Amount: Varying amounts of tuition reimbursement
Deadline: Friday, March 27, 2020 no later than 4:00 P.M.
Submission Guidelines

University of Louisville Creative Writing Scholarship Application

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.

2020 Driskell Award Winners: Amy Dotson and KatieShamblin

Award Amount: $250
Deadline: Friday, March 27, 2020 no later than 4:00 P.M.
Submission Guidelines

Leon V. Driskell Adward Application

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.

2020 McDowell Award Winner: Eric Shoemaker

Award Amount: No funds available
Deadline: Friday, March 27, 2020 no later than 4:00 P.M.
Submission Guidelines

Sara-Jean McDowell Adward for Fiction Application

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.

2020 Creative Writing Poetry Award Winner: Josh Christian

Award Amount: $500
Deadline: Friday, March 27, 2020 no later than 4:00 P.M.
Submission Guidelines

University of Louisville Creative Writing Adward for Poetry Application

 

2020 Creative Writing Scholarship Winners

Brady Alexander                  Rowan Little

Rebekah Cook                      Zoey Morris

Amy Dotson                          Michael Pfaff

Faith Fisher                          Andrea Pignato

Vanessa Fuller                     Cat Sar

Joseph Garcia                     Andrew Sauls

Delaney Henson                  Tate Ward