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Date(s) - October 9, 2020
4:00 pm


About the Creative and Performing Arts Scholarship in Creative Writing

Apply by Oct. 9, 2020 by 4:00pm

The Colorado State University Department of English Creative Writing Program is conducting its annual, university-wide creative writing competition for Creative & Performing Arts scholarships. Students may submit multiple genres. Undergraduate students may submit 3 to 5 poems OR 1 short story OR 1 Creative nonfiction essay (not an academic paper).

Awards are typically $500 per academic year in the form of tuition waivers; awards of $1,000 – $5,000 may be given for special merit. Multiple awards are available!

Submission Guidelines

  • Students may submit 3 to 5 poems OR 1 short story OR 1 creative nonfiction essay (not an academic paper).
  • Do not include name, CSU ID, or any other identifying information in the document, including the title.
  • Submissions must be emailed to Elena Brousard-Norcross, Assistant to the Director of Creative Writing
  • In the text of the email, you must include your:
    • name
    • address
    • phone number
    • CSU ID number
    • Genre of your submission.
  • Emailed submissions must be received by Friday, October 9, 2020 at 4:00 pm.

Criteria for Award

  • Must have a minimum 2.4 GPA.
  • Must be undergraduates (working on first bachelor’s degree).
  • Must be enrolled full-time (12+ credits).
  • Should be making satisfactory progress toward a degree, i.e., must have satisfactorily completed 75% of CSU courses attempted and must not have accumulated excessive credits. (See Office of Financial Aid for further details.)
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident.