MFA in Creative Writing Residency Scholarship

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Your gift will help with the cost of a summer residency fee for one entering student. The award will be competitive, with a preference given to those from groups who have been historically under-represented in American publishing. 

The Augsburg MFA in creative writing is a low-residency program with tracks in fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, screenwriting, and playwriting. The program combines three summer residencies with four semesters of mentored and online instruction. MFA students may also pursue concentrations in teaching and publishing. Students enrolled in the publishing concentration work as the staff of Augsburg's publishing house, Howling Bird Press, and publish one book each year.

Our students make a commitment to their writing craft through the MFA program. They go on to be professors, publishers, writers, editors, directors, life coaches, and everything in between. They work for major corporations, for small businesses, and they own their own businesses. But no matter where they are and where they go, they will always be apart of Augsburg's MFA community.

New Scholarship for Augsburg's Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program!

Augsburg University’s MFA program is excited to announce the creation of a new scholarship!

The George Floyd Memorial – 2021 MFA Writers Award aims to support and celebrate writers that show great promise in their ability to further dismantle anti-Black racism, racism, white supremacy, and other forms of oppression.

Strong candidates for the George Floyd Memorial Award will meet the following guidelines:

· New students offered admission to the MFA program

· Strong understanding of Black experiences and history in the United States.

· Experience leading and/or organizing programs, events, and projects that serve to create and further shape a racially-just and equitable society.

This award covers the cost of tuition for the program’s three required summer residency sessions, which together represent 18 of the program’s 46 required credit hours. In addition, the award provides the recipient with a reduction of $80 per credit hour for the remaining four semesters of coursework.

There is no application process for this award. Anyone who applies to the program before March 15 will be considered for it.

We hope to continue to be able to offer this award in the years to come.

To learn more about our program and the application process please visit our website:

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