Alumni Select Scholarship

Every alum’s creative or professional accomplishment benefits us all as the Spalding reputation grows brighter. Our strong reputation brings in promising new students, the Spalding degree becomes ever more respected—and the upward spiral continues.

Bringing in new students keeps the program strong and strengthens the value of our degrees. If you know a writer who’d be a good fit, please reach out to them and encourage them to apply. As an added incentive, new students referred by alumni are offered a $2,000 Alumni Select Scholarship.

Any alum of the Spalding MFA program or the School of Writing may nominate a promising creative writer who has never inquired to the program before. The prospective student should mention the referral when applying. (For spring and summer semesters, the early-decision application deadline is February 1; for fall semesters, August 1.)

Please encourage the talented writers in your life to visit for complete information. Alumni Select Scholarship nominees will be notified of acceptance to the program about six weeks after the application deadline.

It’s also helpful if you contact Karen Mann to let her know you’ve referred someone.