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: 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.

2018 Driskell Award Winner: Cat Sar

Award Amount: $250
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.

2018 McDowell Award Winner: Tim Phelps

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.

2018 Creative Writing Poetry Award Winner: Ashley Taylor

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

2018 Creative Writing Scholarship Winners

Kevin Bailey                             Joseph Garcia
Ashley Bittner                          Jim Miller
Max Burch                               Ray Morris
Daniel Cobourn                       Sean Mortberg
Deja Curry                               Tim Phelps
Colin Dean                              Cat Sar
Amanda Forsting                     Ashley Taylor
Vanessa Fuller