Alumni Select Scholarship

Many of our best students come to the Spalding MFA program by word of mouth. To honor our alumni and their role in fostering the ongoing excellence of our community, we’ve established the Alumni Select Scholarship, a one-time, $2,000 scholarship awarded to alumni-nominated new students each semester. Any MFA alum may nominate a promising creative writer who has never inquired to the program before.

To make a nomination, the alum emails with the potential student’s name and email address so the program may contact the writer and send an application checklist. At the same time, the alum lets the writer know of the nomination and encourages the writer to apply for an upcoming semester. (For spring and summer semesters, the application deadline is February 1; for fall semesters, applications are due by August 1.)

Alumni may refer applicants to for complete information. Scholarship nominees will be notified of acceptance to the program about six weeks after the application deadline.