The Ursinus College Creative Writing Award is a $40,000 per year major scholarship for creative writers of outstanding originality and potential. In the spirit of Holden Caulfield and Catcher in the Rye, we are looking for an unusual perspective, for quirky brilliance, for a .
The award winner will have the honor of living in the dorm room once occupied by J. Click here to visit the Ursinus Creative Writing department page.
The PDF must have a title page on which shall appear: The same manuscript may be submitted in the other fall and winter term contests administered by the Hopwood Program; manuscripts that have already won prizes may also be submitted in this contest.
If you receive need-based financial aid and would like us to delay payment until the beginning of the Spring term (May) so your award won't alter your current findancial aid allocation, please indicate that on the entry form.
Preference will be given to the area of screenplay, all other considerations being equal.
Screenplay manuscripts must be 90–110 pages in length.A contestant may submit only one screenplay or full-length play, but may submit two one-act plays.Entries should be in 10-12 point font, with a left-hand margin of 1.5 inches, in PDF format.The manuscripts will be judged by a U-M faculty member and a judge at the Kasdan Company. Applicants must be currently enrolled graduate or undergraduate U-M students.Contestants may submit manuscripts in one of the areas of screenplay or drama, but may only submit one work.Many winners and finalists go on to be published in The Lantern and other literary magazines. Students must apply to the College by January 1, 2020.We recommend that you apply at least a week prior to the deadline to allow ample time for scholarship application completion. Complete the short Creative Writing Award application and submit no more than 10 (double spaced) pages of creative writing by January 1, 2020.Note: fiction, nonfiction, and poetry may not be entered in this contest.The deadline for the contest is Wednesday, February 8, 2019, by 12 noon.A student who has won this competition may not enter it a second time.However, students are allowed to enter Kasdan manuscripts in certain other competitions: Hopwood Contests, the Arthur Miller Award, and the Roy W.