The Drexel MFA is pleased to announce a full tuition scholarship from the MFA Gift Fund for Marginalized Writers for one member of the entering cohort. This scholarship is generously funded by author, podcaster, publisher and literary change agent, Zibby Owens. The goal of the MFA Gift Fund for Marginalized Writers is to support diverse voices and diverse literature by funding writers whose personal experiences of marginalization inform their literary pursuits.
The MFA Gift Fund for Marginalized Writers aims to directly benefit and serve writers impacted by a variety of difficult circumstances. Examples of marginalized backgrounds or experiences include: full or partial paralysis, pediatric cancer, disability resulting from military service, cystic fibrosis or other severe long term medical condition/disability, terminal Illness, recovery from drug or alcohol abuse, homelessness, foster care, and food insecurity. The fund aims to pay MFA Full Tuition + Fees for writers impacted by challenging or debilitating physical, emotional, social, or cultural circumstances
All are welcome to apply, and we encourage writers impacted by challenging or debilitating physical, emotional, social or cultural circumstances to submit their application.
Just complete an application for the Drexel MFA to apply; Write a brief (250-500 word) personal statement explaining how your personal life circumstances align with the aims of the MFA Gift Fund and email your personal statement to us. Subject of your email should include your last name and the words, "MFA Gift Fund Application". Applications are due by the August 22nd deadline – but applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis so please apply as soon as possible. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.