Deborah Tall Scholarship for Creative Writing

The Deborah Tall Scholars for Creative Writing are awarded $5,000 to $20,000 on the recommendation of the fine and performing arts faculty.

Deadline

All materials must be submitted by January 15th

Requirements for Submission

  • HWS Scholarship Application
  • Letter of Recommendation from a private instructor or teacher in the specific art form you are applying for that can speak to your abilities  
    • A recommendation that you submit on the Common Application from this same private instructor or teacher may also be used
  • Media:  10-15 pages of original creative writing in any combination of fiction, poetry or creative non-fiction. This can be multiple pieces of writing
    • Please note: all writing pieces must be submitted together, at the same time, in the same submission format 
  • Personal Statement: 200-500 words that talk about you as a writer. This can include but is not limited to; books you enjoy reading, writing or author inspiration, type of writing you enjoy etc.

How to Submit

  • Materials can be mailed to the Hobart and William Smith Admissions Office (629 South Main Street, Geneva NY, 14456) with attention to: The Scholarship Committee
    • It is strongly encouraged that you mail all your materials at once
    • Please note your name, the scholarship you are applying for, and if you are using a letter of recommendation from your Common Application in your submission
  • Materials can be emailed to: admissions@hws.edu 
    • It is strongly encouraged that you email all your materials at once
    • Please note your name, the scholarship you are applying for, and if you are using a letter of recommendation from your Common Application in your email

Expectations and Benefits if Awarded

  • Students who are awarded the Deborah Tall Creative Writing Scholarship are expected to participate in the area in which you compete every year for four years.
  • Faculty work closely with Art Scholars to ensure they have access to the courses they need to pursue their art studies at Hobart and William Smith
  • Rich menu of performances, exhibits and concerts, both on and off-campus, is available. There are also opportunities to meet guest artists and writers, participate in workshops and master classes – in short, to be part of a community of creative people who share your interests and value your contributions

CONTACT

Feel free to contact us individually or e-mail the Office of Admissions if you have any questions.

Phone: (315) 781-3622 or (800) 852-2256

Fax: (315) 781-3914

 

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