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Graduate Program in Creative Writing (GPCW) 3+2


The GPCW at Western offers several scholarships for full-time MA or MFA students each year, depending on available funding.

Scholarships range from $2,000/yr. to $5,000/yr. and continue for the length of the degree for full-time students who remain in good academic standing. Students must maintain at least a B+ average each term to remain eligible for the scholarship.

All admitted students (MA or MFA) who plan to enroll full-time are eligible to apply. Students may apply for the scholarship simultaneously with application to the program, but scholarship applications will only be considered after a student has been admitted. Should you withdraw from the program or fall below full-time enrollment, your scholarship will be forfeited.

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  • In order to comply with civil rights laws, WCU must attempt to collect race/ethnicity information about our students and employees. We invite you to voluntarily self-identify your race/ethnicity below. Refusal to provide this voluntary information will not subject you to any adverse treatment. This information is confidential and used only in compliance with the law.

  • Please attach an essay of up to 1,000 words in which you state why you believe you are a good candidate for a Western GPCW MA/MFA Scholarship. Include your educational and career goals and any other information you would like the committee to consider. In the interest of diversifying our program, the committee is interested in learning about any unique aspects of your background or life experience.

  • Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx, Max. file size: 2 MB.
  • Questions

    If you have any questions about the scholarship application process please contact:

    Michelle Wilk, Office Support Coordinator
    Graduate Program in Creative Writing
    Western Colorado University
    1 Western Way
    Gunnison, CO 81231
    970.943.2163 / mwilk@western.edu


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