Ursinus College Creative Writing Scholarship

Award Amount
Application deadline
Awarded By:

Ursinus College

Number of Awards & Eligibility: One award offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. Must be a high school senior at time of application.
  2. This award is for U.S. students.
  3. Must be a U.S. citizen.
  4. Must plan to attend or be currently enrolled at Ursinus College.
  5. Must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher OR be in the top 25% percent of his/her class.
  6. Must have a SAT score of 1245 or higher.
  7. Must attend a college in Pennsylvania.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This award is for U.S. high school seniors with a GPA of 3.0 and SAT 1245 or higher students must submit a portfolio of 10 pages of creative writing in addition to a complete scholarship application and be accepted to Ursinus College.

Application requirements for the Ursinus College Creative Writing Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Essay
Additional Information: The Ursinus College Creative Writing Award is scholarship for creative writers of outstanding originality and potential. The award winner will have the honor of living in the dorm room once occupied by J.D. Salinger, who attended Ursinus. In the spirit of Holden Caulfield and Catcher in the Rye, Ursinus College is looking for an unusual perspective, for quirky brilliance, for a voice, not necessarily the kind that can be measured by conventional standards. The winner of this award will be notified in late February.

Award Amount: $32,000 annually renewable for up to four years. In addition to the scholarship award the winner will also receive the opportunity to occupy during his or her first academic year the residence room where J. D. Salinger lived; and preferred standing of candidacy to be a Summer Fellow; that is, to pursue an independent creative writing project with a member of the creative writing faculty for eight weeks, usually June and July.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $128,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, January 1

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, January 1

Applications are available online on the Ursinus College website. All students wishing to apply for the Creating Writing Scholarship must first submit a completed application for Early Action admission to Ursinus College. In addition to a completed scholarship application students must also submit the following: an admissions application to the college and a portfolio of no more than 10 double spaced pages of creative writing. Ursinus College accepts creative work in fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, or some combination of genres. Admissions applications must be received by January 1. Creative writing scholarship applications and writing samples must also be submitted online by Jan. 1.
About Ursinus College:
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Address: 601 E. Main Street P.O. Box 1000 Collegeville, Pennsylvania 19426

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