• Department Scholarships: Writing

    Hamline’s Writing Scholarship is designed to support students with a demonstrated aptitude for writing and/or writing potential. This award can be renewed for three years if eligibility requirements are met.


    Transfer Spring 2021 student application deadline: January 5, 2021 

    First-Year student application deadline: February 15, 2021

    Transfer Fall 2021 student application deadline: May 1, 2021

    Scholarship Criteria

    Admitted students applying for this scholarship will be reviewed based on their passion for writing and how they communicate this passion through the required materials for this scholarship. A major in a writing field is not required to be eligible for this scholarship.

    All required materials for admission to Hamline University must be submitted before applying for departmental scholarships. Scholarship applications and materials received after the deadline will not be considered. Scholarships are only awarded to students who have received an offer of admission from Hamline University.

    How to Maintain this Scholarship

    To maintain this scholarship annually, the scholarship recipient must maintain a 3.0 GPA.

    For answers to any questions, call the Office of Undergraduate Admission at 800-753-9753 or 651-523-2207 or email admission@hamline.edu.

  • Apply for the Writing Scholarship

    All fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required.

    * Name:

    First                                               M.I.           Last

    * Email:

    * Current school:

     High school or college

    Required materials

    : The writing sample may be of any genre of writing—poetry, creative nonfiction, a short story, research paper, etc. Poetry submissions must be three or more pages in length. The sample must be from no earlier than your junior year of high school, and you must cite any outside sources used in your submission. If submitting a newspaper piece, please submit one additional piece as a supplement. Your admission application essay may not be used for this scholarship application.

    : Discuss your submission, including the writing process, the inspiration behind the submission, what was learned from it, and how you are convinced writing will be a part of your life.

    How to submit required materials:

    Email: Submit application materials in one email to scholarships@hamline.edu.


    I certify that all the information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge. I understand that if the information I have provided is false, incomplete or inaccurate, my scholarship application to Hamline University may be voided. I recognize that the university reserves the right to award scholarships to students who demonstrate exemplary qualifications for each departmental scholarship at its own discretion.


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