Are you planning to let your creativity flow by studying creative writing, and need some additional funding? Check out these creative writing scholarships on offer around the world, broken down by country…
To study in the UK
- Birkbeck University of London Sophie Warne Fellowships – One fee reduction scholarship award of £1,750 is available for an outstanding student admitted onto the MA Creative Writing program at the university.
- Kingston University Hilary Mantel Creative Writing Award – Two £10,000 scholarships are available to US students studying an MFA in Creative Writing. Endorsed by Hilary Mantel, author of Wolf Hall.
- University of East Anglia School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing Postgraduate scholarships – Various creative writing scholarships available to study a Masters in Creative Writing at the school, including full tuition fee awards for North American, African and Asian international students.
- Falmouth University International Scholarship - School of Writing & Journalism – One £5,000 award is available for an international (non-EU) student at any study level who has applied to Falmouth University to commence studies in autumn 2016.
To study in the US
- Columbia College Chicago – Various creative writing scholarships available for students at all study levels to study at the college. (Simply select ‘Creative Writing’ from the ‘program of study’ box to view them.)
- Chatham University – Various assistantships and fellowships are available to study an MFA in Creative Writing at the university.
- Ursinus College Creative Writing Award – An annual $33,000 award is available for ‘creative writers of outstanding originality and potential’ to study at this liberal arts college in Pennsylvania.
- Penguin Annual Signet Classic Scholarship Essay Contest – Five creative writing scholarships are available for US high school seniors and juniors to further their education. To enter this year’s competition you’ll need to write an essay on a topic related to Little Women.
- Marylhurst University Binford Writing Scholarship – Scholarships are available to students enrolled at the university, with preference given to community college transfer students and English majors.
- Sierra Nevada College MFA in Creative Writing scholarships – Merit- and need-based creative writing scholarships are available to study at the college.
- UCLA Extension Phyllis Gebauer Scholarship in Writing – Up to 10 scholarships are available annually to study a writing program at UCLA Extension.
- Pine Manor College MFA in Creative Writing – Various creative writing scholarships to study at the college, including the need-based ‘Writers Helping Writers’ scholarships and the Jacqueline Woodson Fellowship, awarded to a student of African or Caribbean descent.
- Webber International University Student Publication Scholarship – Scholarships are available to students who demonstrate skills in the production, editing, writing, or design of student publications.
To study in Canada
- University of Guelph Graduate Scholarships – Various scholarships are available to study an MFA in Creative Writing at the university, most of which are open to both domestic and international students.
To study in Australia and New Zealand
- National Library of Australia Creative Arts Fellowship for Australian Writing – A fellowship of AU$10,000 is available for an Australian student who is undertaking a writing project to study a residency at the library for a minimum of four weeks.
- Victoria University of Wellington International Institute of Modern Letters – Various creative writing scholarships to study at the university, mainly at master’s level.