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English and Writing Scholarships

Part of a Literary Community

English and writing majors at The University of Tampa are at the heart of a vital and innovative literary community. Home of Tampa Review and the University of Tampa Press, the University offers an exciting program of visiting writers. Past guests include Nobel Prize-winning poet and playwright Derek Walcott, Tanning Award and Pulitzer Prize winner W.S. Merwin, as well as authors Tim O'Brien, Jamaica Kincaid, Jane Hamilton, Stephen Dunn and others.

The Department of English and Writing offers annual scholarships up to $2,500 per year. Students may also be eligible to receive additional merit or need-based financial aid.

Tampa Writing Scholars

This select group of individuals are chosen in a national competition to recognize outstanding talent and promise in the language arts. Entrants should have exceptional potential for achievement in English or writing and be applying as new students (fall entry only) at The University of Tampa.

  • New entering student (fall term entry only)
  • Unweighted GPA of 3.2, 1100 SAT (old version)/1170 SAT (new version) or 24 ACT
  • Demonstrate exceptional potential for achievement in English or writing
  • Major in English, writing or journalism
  • Join the staff of a UT student publication
Please Submit
  • Five to 10 poems or up to 15 pages of short fiction, essays, nonfiction, journalism or a combination of forms
  • 300- to 500-word autobiography

Deadline for scholarship consideration: Feb. 1
For more information, contact Kat Klein, admissions counselor, at (813) 253-6211.

Mail Entries to:

Tampa Writing Scholars
Attn: Christina Skowronek, Office of Admissions
Box F
401 W. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33606-1490

Email entries to:

Kat Klein, admissions counselor
Please write in the subject line: “English and Writing Scholarship Application” and submit all writing in a MS Word document.