The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) MFA Program in Creative Writing Announces  The Second Annual Sherman Alexie Scholarship

Author Sherman Alexie

Published January 20, 2018

SANTA FE – The Institute of American Indian Arts’ Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing is offering the second annual Sherman Alexie Scholarship to a student who applies and enrolls in the IAIA MFA program.
The scholarship will pay $7,500 per semester for four semesters, for a total of $30,000, $24,000 of which will be applied to tuition. The remaining $6,000 will help pay for travel, lodging, books, and meals during the five residencies in Santa Fe.

All applicants to the Institute of American Indian Arts’ MFA in Creative Writing who are enrolled members of a Native American tribe or

First Nation are eligible. Proof of enrollment will be required. To apply for the scholarship, complete an application to the IAIA MFA program. The application can be found by clicking here. The application, including the writing samples, will be the competition entry. Applicants should pay close attention to the page limits; additional pages over the limit will not be read.
The screening of entries and final selection of the Sherman Alexie scholarship recipient will be done by a panel of IAIA MFA’s Native faculty.
The deadline is Friday, February 15, 2018, at midnight MDT. Late entries will not be accepted. The winner will be announced on Friday, March 16, 2018. Finalists may also be offered scholarships. Winner must enroll for the July 21-29, 2018, pre-fall semester residency. All entrants will be notified by email.

The scholarship will be contingent on the student remaining in good academic standing throughout the two-year program.

“This is a great opportunity for an aspiring writer to attend the MFA program without incurring debt. And the even better news is that we’ll distribute an additional $130,000 to the incoming students who do not receive the Alexie Scholarship,” said Jon Davis, Director of the MFA program commented on the scholarship:

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