The M.A. program in English offers both merit-based and need-based fellowships. Fellowships for full-time and part-time study are awarded for two years and may be renewed by re-applying. Both new and current students are eligible to apply for these fellowships. New students applying to the program may submit a fellowship application with their general application materials (see the guidelines and deadlines on the application form). Current students may apply by submitting the following: 1) a personal statement of approximately 500 words discussing eligibility for a fellowship, academic plans, and reasons for pursuing a Master of Arts in English degree; 2) a writing sample from a course taken in the graduate program; and 3) a letter of recommendation from a professor of a course taken in the graduate program. Student materials may be submitted electronically to the department program coordinator following the deadlines listed below.

Deadlines for fellowship applications for both new and current students 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 approximately three weeks after these deadlines.