CREATIVE WRITING SCHOLARSHIP
$ 1,000 a year, $4,000 for four years
Get a scholarship for writing fiction, poetry, and/or essays.
Studying creative writing at Georgetown College grants you access to opportunities that will boost your creativity and
help you create a career, including: the chance to work for the College’s nationally-distributed journal, The Georgetown
Review; contributing work to Inscape, our yearly collection of student fiction and poetry; attending writing conferences
and organizing readings; and joining our chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honorary Society.
What our graduates and students say:
“The creative writing program at Georgetown College made me realize that I could turn my passion for writing into a career.
From the dynamic fiction workshops to the invaluable hands-on experience I gained working as a student editor for the
nationally-recognized Georgetown Review literary magazine, I found every experience to be valuable and enriching. There
isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t use a skill I learned from the nurturing faculty and my classmates.”
-- Amanda Hervey, class of 2007 / Assistant Editor at Kentucky Monthly
“To get a chance to branch out from normal academic structure and work on creative writing skills in the midst of many
talented and supportive professors and students is truly an amazing experience. My time in the creative writing program
helped me develop in countless ways, from giving me an outlet for my creative energy to teaching me how to help nurture the
creative impulses of others. Also important was learning the more practical application of my newly acquired skills through
working on Inscape, the Georgetown Review, and writing an Honors Thesis in the style of a lyric essay. What started as a
few classes soon became a passion for me and some of my favorite hours at Georgetown were spent as part of the creative
-- Allison Damron, class of 2009 / Member of the development team for the Museum of the Written Word with the
Cardome Academy Association, Inc.
“I've always enjoyed reading literature but never had any interest in writing my own creative pieces. I took my first Creative
Writing class at Georgetown because I thought it would be easy. It ended up challenging me in ways I never could have
expected. Who knew that defining a poem could be so difficult or that essays don't always have to follow a traditional
narrative sequence? I had the opportunity to question everything I thought I knew about creative writing and I came away
with the ability to write pieces that I had confidence in. The skills I learned in the program even helped me become a more
insightful reader because I could better understand the process of creating literature. That first semester, I thought I was just
taking a simple Creative Writing class but I walked away with a love for the discipline and the desire to explore more of my
-- Stephanie Boxx, class of 2010 / Georgetown College student
How to apply:
Send a writing sample of no more than 10 pages. Your writing sample can include poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction,
or a combination of those genres. Please double-space and number the pages. Include a cover sheet with the following
• Name • High school • Indication that you’re applying for the Creative Writing Scholarship
• Indication if you’re applying for other Georgetown College scholarships (academic, Oxford, etc.)
• Indicate if you have already applied for admission or if you plan to apply
The application deadline is February 15, 2010.
Send to: Office of Admissions, Georgetown College, 400 East College Street, Georgetown, KY
For more information on this and other Georgetown College
scholarships, please see the college Website: