Fellowships are awarded to students of exceptional promise. These merit-based fellowships are competitive and students are advised to prepare their application materials carefully. New students applying to the program may submit a fellowship application with their general application materials. This is a personal statement of approximately 500 words in which applicants will clearly and concisely discuss their eligibility for a fellowship, academic plans, and reasons for pursuing a Master of Arts in English degree.  

Deadlines for fellowship applications correspond with the program applications each year—October 1 for the following spring semester, and March 1 for the following fall semester. The English Department will notify applicants about fellowship award decisions within three weeks following these deadlines.