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    Scholarships

    Scholarships Announcement for MALS & MFA Students

    Master of arts in Liberal Studies

    MALS Alumni Endowed Scholarship (MALS students) 
    This scholarship, made possible through alumni gifts, provides a merit award once a year to a student in the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies Program with demonstrated financial need. The award amount is $1,000. To apply, please submit ten pages or less from work done in a current or recent class. A cover sheet should include your name, contact information, how far you are in the program, and your Hamline I.D. number. The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) also needs to be completed in order to be considered for the scholarship. The FAFSA should be completed online at www.fafsa.ed.gov.Materials must be submitted to The Creative Writing Programs, 1536 Hewitt Ave, MS-A1730, St. Paul, MN 55104, attn: Anika Eide, by May 1st, 2012. The recipient will be notified by letter, and the award will be applied to Fall 2012 tuition.  

    MFA in Creative Writing

    Richard P. Bailey Endowed Scholarship (MFA students) 
    This scholarship, named for former Hamline president Richard Bailey, assists a writer in the Master of Fine Arts in Writing program who has demonstrated financial need and excellent writing ability. The award amount is $1,000. To apply, please submit fifteen pages of creative work from a current or recent class. A cover sheet should include your name, contact information, how far you are in the program, what genre you are working in, and your Hamline I.D. number. The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) needs to be completed in order to be considered for the scholarship, and can be found online at www.fafsa.ed.gov.Materials must be submitted to The Creative Writing Programs, 1536 Hewitt Ave, MS-A1730, St. Paul, MN 55104, attn: Anika Eide, by May 1st, 2012. The recipient will be notified by letter, and the award will be applied to Fall 2012 tuition. 

    Low-Residency MFA Scholarship Opportunities (MFAC)

    The TA Barron Scholarship is an annual scholarship of $1,000 given to an outstanding work of fantasy that explores moral questions and/or deeper ideas about the human condition. It is open to all students enrolled the MFAC program. (NOTE: Mini-Immersion students are not eligible to apply)  

    The annual $5,000 Herman W. Block Memorial Scholarship is offered to new students who exhibit significant promise in writing for children and young adults. The scholarship, given by author Kate DiCamillo, is announced in the fall. Only prospective students and students accepted for the previous January and July residency can apply.


    The $1,000 Jane Resh Thomas Prize in Critical Writing is given twice a year to the fourth-semester student who has written the most outstanding critical essay in his/her third semester.  

  • On Assistantships

    "The teaching assistantship was one of the best learning experiences I have had at Hamline. I learned not just how to be a better teacher, but how to be a better reader and writer as well. As a result, I feel confident going into a job search with quality teaching experience on my resume, and I'm grateful to have a semester's worth of experience to draw from when I get a job."

    -- Amy Peterson, '14 MFA