Scholarships

General Registration Scholarships for Western Students, Alumni and Faculty

Alumni of Western's Graduate Program in Creative Writing, current Western undergraduate and graduate students and current and emeritus Western Faculty all receive general registration scholarships. For further information, contact Western's Extended Studies Program at or 1-800-876-5309 , ext. 7, or ExtendedStudies@western.edu.

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General Registration Scholarships for K12 Educators

Thanks to a generous gift from Phyllis Gottesfeld Knight of Denver, the Graduate Program in Creative Writing at Western is pleased to offer several general registration scholarships to K-12 educators who wish to attend the Symposium on Poetry Criticism as part of Writing the Rockies this summer.

Each scholarship is for $250, reducing the cost of tuition for the conference to just $100.

Applicants must submit a completed scholarship application form (available here), along with a formal request for the Symposium Educator's Scholarship, and a letter, on letterhead, from an administrator affirming their employment at any educational institution, public or private, at any level from primary school through high school.

Please fill out all materials and send them in pdf format to ExtendedStudies@western.edu.

Once we have processed your scholarship application, we will provide you with a scholarship code that will enable you to register on the storefront. Numbers are limited -- please apply early.

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American Arts Quarterly Scholarships

Writing the Rockies is pleased to announce several scholarships for those planning on enrolling in the three-day intensive poetry workshop “From Muse to Muse: Poetry Inspired by Visual Art,” led by Meredith Bergmann. These scholarships are made possible by a gift from American Arts Quarterly.

The cost of the workshop is $250, and scholarships range from $100 to $250.

Applicants must submit a letter requesting the funds, indicating their background and interest in the subject. Please send materials in pdf format to ExtendedStudies@western.edu and to Conference Director David J. Rothman at drothman@western.edu.

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Genre Fiction Critical Seminar Scholarships

Writing the Rockies is pleased to announce a donor grant via the Community Foundation of the Gunnison Valley and the Western Foundation for several scholarships to attend Clay Reynolds' Genre Fiction 3-Day Critical Seminar, "Crime and Mystery in the West." Reynolds is a prolific author, Pulitzer-Prize nominee, and Professor of Arts and Humanities and Director of Creative Writing at the University of Texas at Dallas. You can read about his seminar here (scroll to the bottom of the page).

The cost of the workshop is $250, and scholarships range from $100 to $250.

Applicants must submit a letter requesting the funds, indicating their background and interest in the subject. Please send materials in pdf format to ExtendedStudies@western.edu and to Conference Director David J. Rothman at drothman@western.edu.

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Credit Options for Teachers

Teachers with an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution can earn one non-degree graduate level credit in “ENG 510,” which is run through the Western Teachers Institute, administered by Western's Extended Studies Office. Additional fees apply.

For further information, contact Western's Extended Studies Program at or 1-800-876-5309 , ext. 7, or ExtendedStudies@western.edu.

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