Creative Writing Scholarships and Awards

University of Louisville Creative Writing Scholarship

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.

Award Amount: Varying amounts of tuition reimbursement
Deadline: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 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.

2019 Driskell Award Winners: Colin Dean, Vanessa Fuller, Andrew MacLennan, Iva Moore, Zoey Morris, Andrea Pignato, Grace Rogers, Katie Shamblin, and Tate Ward

Award Amount: $698
Deadline: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 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.

2019 McDowell Award Winner: Christian Lucas

Award Amount: $500
Deadline: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 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.

2019 Creative Writing Poetry Award Winner: Aubrie Cox

Award Amount: $500
Deadline: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 no later than 4:00 P.M.
Submission Guidelines

2019 Creative Writing Scholarship Winners

 Josh Christian                    Anna-Stacia Haley

Colin Dean                         Christian Lucas

Amy Dotson                       Iva Moore

Amanda Forsting                Jas Morris

Katie Frankel                      Zoey Morris

Vanessa Fuller                    Andrea Pignato

Joseph Garcia                    Grace Rogers

Shelbi Glover                      Katie Shamblin