Tampa Writing Scholars Programme

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Tampa Writing Scholars Programme

The University of Tampa is now encouraging students who possess talent and potential for achievement in English or writing to join its Tampa Writing Scholars Programme. This opportunity will be offered to all newly admitted students of the University of Tampa. Students entering an eligible course in the fall term at this institution will be given preference.

This Tampa Writing Scholars Programme carries an aim to find some of the most talented students for the university’s Department of English and Writing. It will help students refine their writing talent and cultivate new skills. It will recognize and reward their achievements to motivate them to do even better in their fields.

The University of Tampa is a diverse and dynamic learning community that has a distinguished faculty and approximately 9,600 students who represent all 50 states and 132 countries. It is ranked among the best institution in the United States. It offers around 200 academic programmes taught by highly qualified teachers who are solely dedicated to their work. Besides academic courses, there are championship sports, student activities, community service, honors, leadership and study abroad programmes also available for students. The university is especially known to provide an extraordinary academic experience that prepares students for the professional workforce.

Organization University of Tampa
Educational Level Any
Subjects English and writing
Amount $6,000 per year
Access Mode Online
Number of Awards N/A
City Tampa
Nationality Domestic
Country USA
Application Deadline 03/01/2021
Application Fee N/A
Requirements N/A

Who May Be Eligible?

All candidates are required to meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • New entering student (fall term entry only);
  • Demonstrate exceptional potential for achievement in English or writing;
  • Major in English or writing;
  • Students should also join the staff of a UT student publication upon arrival.

How to Apply

To be considered for this scholar programme, you first need to submit an application for your chosen course at the university and receive an offer of admission. After that, you need to send the following:

  • 10-15 pages of creative and/or critical writing that can be poetry, short fiction, nonfiction, literary analysis, or a combination of forms
  • 300- to 500-word personal statement emphasizing the role of literature and/or writing in your life

You can mail them to:

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

Or you can email them to:

Samantha Kautz, admissions counsellor, at skautz@ut.edu. If you are submitting your documents through email, then make sure you write in the subject line: “English and Writing Scholarship Application” and submit all writing in an MS Word document.


Tampa Writing Scholars Programme is worth $6,000 per year. It is renewable for the duration of the student’s studies at UT. This award amount will help them pursue their chosen course at the University of Tampa without any dependency on loan.

Application Deadline

Applications are open until March 1, 2021.

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