• The Creative Writing Programs

  •  anne stickney schmidt and gary d. schmidt

    Announcing the New Anne Stickney Schmidt Scholarship in Young People’s Literature

    The students, alums, faculty, and staff from the low-residency MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adult program (MFAC) at Hamline University are launching a new scholarship in honor of Anne Stickney Schmidt. Anne, who died on December 24, 2013, was the beloved wife of Gary Schmidt, one of the core faculty in our MFAC program. She was also an accomplished writer in her own right, having authored The Loving Arms of God and, with Gary, Acceptable Words: Prayers for the Writer, both from Eerdman’s Books for Young Readers. The scholarship will go each year to a deserving student in the MFAC program.

    To make an online gift to the Anne Stickney Schmidt Scholarship in Young People’s Literature, go to www.hamline.edu/giving and:

    Fill in the information asked for on the first page.

    On the second page, fill in your giving amount in the box marked “Other.”

    Then click on the instructions box and write in your designation for the gift: Creative Writing Scholarships.

    Or, you can send a check made out to Hamline University to Mary Rockcastle, Director of The Creative Writing Programs, MS-A1730, Hamline University, 1536 Hewitt Ave., St. Paul, MN, 55104.

    At present, all donations will go into the Creative Writing Scholarships fund. We will earmark these donations for the Anne Stickney Schmidt Scholarship; once a lead donor is identified (i.e., someone who is willing to contribute a minimum of $1,000 a year for five years to the scholarship), we will officially rename the fund.