Scholarships for the MFA in Creative Writing
SNC Funding for Incoming Students
A number of merit- and/or need-based scholarships are available from the Office of Graduate Admissions for incoming Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program students.
In order to be considered for scholarships for the August 2013 residency, The Office of Graduate Admissions requires a completed application and, in the case of need-based scholarships, a completed scholarship application form. You can access the Scholarship Application here.
Program Coordinator, Graduate Admission Counselor
Two Pines Travel Scholarship: The scholarship awards up to $1,000.00 per residency over the course of five active residencies to offset residency and travel costs and is offered in the Fall and Spring semesters.
Exceptional Manuscript Scholarship: The scholarship awards $4000.00 per semester for four active semesters, based on outstanding merit of the manuscript, and is offered in the Fall and Spring semesters.
International Student Scholarship: The scholarship awards $4,000.00 per semester for four active semesters and is offered in the Fall and Spring semesters.
Trailhead Scholarship: The scholarship awards $4,000.00 per semester for four active semesters and is offered in the Spring semester only.
- Consult with the Graduate Admissions Office
- Complete an Application for Admission to the MFA Program
- If needed, complete a Scholarship Application
External Funding Sources
A Room of Her Own Foundation’s Gift of Freedom Award
A Room of Her Own Foundation awards the $50,000 Gift of Freedom Award to women who show a strong commitment to their art and give back to their communities.
The Elizabeth George Foundation
Post Office Box 1429
Langley, Washington 98260
The Elizabeth George Foundation awards grants to individuals for attending accredited MFA programs.
The Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program
The Javits Fellows receive funding for four years of graduate work or the duration of their program. The fellowship includes an institutional payment and a stipend.
Institute for Humane Studies
Institute for Humane Studies awards up to $15,000 to support graduate students worldwide whose work relates to liberty in society.
Creative Capital funds innovative artists and writers through direct funding, professional development, and counsel.
Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships award up to $90,000 through tuition and stipend support for children of immigrant parents.
For International Students
The Institute of International Education and Fulbright Awards
International students looking for funding for a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at Sierra Nevada College should inquire about available resources at their local American Embassy.
General information on how to fund graduate work in the U.S.