Academic journal article Thomas Wolfe Review

The Thomas Wolfe Scholarship

Academic journal article Thomas Wolfe Review

The Thomas Wolfe Scholarship

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The Creative Writing Program and the Department of English of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are pleased to announce the Thomas Wolfe Scholarship, which offers full four-year financial support to one incoming freshman per year, in perpetuity. The scholarship program began in fall 2002.

The Thomas Wolfe Scholarship's level of support is equal to that of the university's well-known Morehead Scholarships. The Thomas Wolfe Scholarship seeks to identify and reward students with exceptionally focused literary ability and promise. Thomas Wolfe Scholarship applicants must apply simultaneously to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for admission and must meet all academic requirements for admission.

The Thomas Wolfe Scholarship award, the first of its kind at UNC-Chapel Hill, is based largely on written work submitted by candidates. Artistic merit is the chief criterion of selection. Students who write poetry, fiction, plays, literary nonfiction (personal narratives, memoir, travel and nature essays, literary journalism, belles lettres) are eligible. Multiple-genre submissions are also encouraged, though applications are limited to one per student.

The application process requires the submission of up to fifty (50) pages in prose, forty (40) pages in poetry, or sixty (60) pages in playwriting, in English. …

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