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2015 Scholarship
Application Information

IMPORTANT! The application information below is specific to Scholarship Competition Applicants. The scholarship competition is open to students enrolled full-time in undergraduate or graduate programs. You must also be nominated by your creative writing instructor to be eligible. If you are NOT eligible to apply for a scholarship go to the 2015 Non-Scholarship Application Information page for information on how to apply.

A complete Scholarship Application includes the following:

Attachment Requirements

Scholarship Competition Deadlines

Reminder to Graduate Credit Applicants: Individuals applying for graduate credit must mail a sealed, official transcript from their college or university conferring a Bachelor's degree by the deadline of June 10, 2015 to: Christine Merrill, Program Coordinator, Special Programs, Skidmore College, 815 N Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866


To apply you must choose the genre in which you want to be considered – Fiction, Non-Fiction, or Poetry. Below is the list of 2015 workshops.

Workshop Title Two-Week Options (non-credit) Four-Week Options (credit & non-credit)
FICTION 1
INTERMEDIATE
June 29 – July 10, 2015: Elizabeth Benedict and Victoria Redel (one week each)

July 13–24, 2015: Adam Braver and Cristina Garcia (one week each)
June 29 – July 24, 2015: Benedict, Redel, Braver, Garcia
FICTION 2
ADVANCED
June 29 – July 10, 2015: Howard Norman and Mary Gaitskill (one week each)

July 13–24, 2015: Amy Hempel and Paul Harding (one week each)
June 29 – July 24, 2015: Norman, Gaitskill, Hempel, Harding
FICTION 3
MASTER CLASS
June 29 – July 10, 2015: Claire Messud and Joanna Scott (one week each)

July 13–24, 2015: Rick Moody (both weeks)
June 29 – July 24, 2015: Messud, Scott, Moody
POETRY 1
INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED
June 29 – July 10, 2015: Campbell McGrath and Carolyn Forche (one week each)

July 13–24, 2015: Peg Boyers (both weeks)
June 29 – July 24, 2015: McGrath, Forche, Boyers
POETRY 2
ADVANCED & MASTER CLASS
June 29 – July 10, 2015: Master Class with Frank Bidart (both weeks)

July 13–24, 2015: Advanced and Master Class with Henri Cole (both weeks)
June 29 – July 24, 2015: Master Class w/Bidart and Advanced w/Cole (two weeks each)
NON-FICTION
INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED
June 29 – July 10, 2015: Memoir & Personal Essay with Phillip Lopate (both weeks)

July 13–24, 2015: Miscellaneous Forms (including memoir) with James Miller (both weeks)
June 29 – July 24, 2015: Lopate & Miller (two weeks each)

IMPORTANT! Once you start your application, you will need to complete it in its entirety. The system won't allow you to make changes once the application has been submitted. If you close the browser you will lose all of your information.

Once you've decided which genre you want to apply for, select the link for the 2015 Scholarship Application for that particular genre below.

2015 FICTION Scholarship Application

2015 NON-FICTION Scholarship Application

2015 POETRY Scholarship Application


International Students

In accordance with U.S. Federal regulations, all non-U.S. Citizens must have a student visa to study in the United States. You may not attend Skidmore on a tourist visa.  If you are an international student please view International Student Visa Info.

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