Fellowships & Funding

University Fellowships

We are proud to not only offer our students among the most substantial stipends of any Writing Program in the country, but to provide full and equal funding to every student we accept. We feel this contributes substantially to the sense of fairness and collegiality in our workshops. Both years in the program are funded by a University Fellowship, which cover the full cost of tuition, and provides a stipend of  $22, 830 for 2017-18. 

Other Forms of Support

There are also two highly competitive university-wide fellowships which Writing Program students are urged to apply for separately. (The only students in the Writing Program who receive a different level of support are those who win these fellowships.) Women who graduated from (or will graduate from) an undergraduate institution in the United States should consider applying for the Mr. and Mrs. Spencer T. Olin Fellowships for Women in Graduate Study. In addition to the same full tuition scholarships, the Olin Fellowships in 2017-18 carry a stipend of $31,296 per year and, if academic performance is satisfactory, they are renewable for the length of the degree program.

Learn More About the Spencer T. Olin Fellowships for Women

The Chancellor's Graduate Fellowship Program is for students who graduated from (or will graduate from) an undergraduate institution in the United States who would contribute to the diversity at the university. In addition to the full tuition scholarships, the Chancellor's Fellowships for 2017-18 carry a stipend of $31,296 per year. 

Learn more about the Chancellor's Graduate Fellowship Program

There are no special awards for foreign applicants. Except for the Olin Fellowship and The Chancellor's Graduate Fellowship Program, there is no special application form for applying for financial aid. The financial statement referred to in the application form is not required for first-year support, but you may request it from the Graduate School (after January 1st) if you wish to apply for a loan to supplement any award you might receive.