The Sharon Olds Fellowship for Poetry

  • Deadline: 09/19/2024
  • Renewable: Unknown
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Award Amount: $1,000
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  • Phone: 617-731-7129
  • Fax: Not Available
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  • Address: Pine Manor College 400 Heath Street Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Many young students who are pursuing their degrees are having difficulties paying the expensive educational fees.

In the USA, there are numerous foundations that are trying to support these people and make their university days more pleasant and bearable.

One of those scholarship programs is the Sharon Olds Fellowship for Poetry which is offered once annually to a poet starting the Solstice Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing Program during the winter residency/spring semester.

Full Description

The award is amazing, as the fellowship recipients will receive a $1,000 award for their first semester’s tuition.

If you are wondering who will be the lucky winner of this award, you should know that fellowship is awarded based on the quality of the applicant’s writing sample and the most deserving will be determined by the scholarship committee comprised of experienced and knowledgeable people.

Who's eligible?

When thinking about applying for the scholarship, you must get acquainted with the eligibility requirements, and only if you meet them, you should go to the next part, and that is an application procedure.

The great thing about the Sharon Olds Fellowship for Poetry is that there is no GPA requirement for this scholarship and there is no required grade level for this scholarship.

However, the applicant must be majoring in Creative Writing to be eligible for the award.


How to Apply

It is important to remember that the award must be applied only toward the winter residency/spring semester directly following acceptance and cannot be deferred or applied toward a summer residency/fall semester start.

The Sharon Olds Fellowship for Poetry application process starts sometime in September, but you are suggested to check the scholarship page for the exact date being that the deadlines sometimes can change.

The deadline for the application submission is September 19th, so there is not too much time to think about whether to apply or not.

If you happen to be the lucky winner, the notification letter will be mailed to you in October.

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