All applicants are automatically considered for a Graduate Fellowship based on merit. No separate application is needed. You will learn of any fellowship award at the time we notify you of your acceptance to the program. Each year, we provide a small number of limited fellowships on a competitive basis; they’re awarded to the top candidates in each genre.
Lawrence Ferlinghetti Poetry Fellowship
This fellowship honors Lawrence Ferlinghetti
who published and supported the work of writers who were
outsiders―outside traditional academia or traditional social
conventions. In his long career, Ferlinghetti has been a staunch
proponent of First Amendment rights, including free speech. This
fellowship, which provides full tuition funding, is awarded bi-annually
to an applicant in poetry whose work embodies a concern for social
justice and freedom of expression, interpreted in the broadest possible
way. Applicants are eligible to apply in 2015.