Love to write? The Howard Nemerov Writing Scholarships are designed for students with a true dedication to writing and exceptional writing talent. Scholars participate in a series of educational experiences designed to meet the needs and interests of writers, including enrollment in the Howard Nemerov Writing Seminar, submission of their work to campus publications, attendance at and participation in writing-related social activities, and a commitment to earn a minor in English writing.

Up to 10 $3,000 scholarships are awarded each year. The scholarships are renewable annually, as long as you are making satisfactory progress toward a degree.


Students who apply to the College of Arts & Sciences may apply for the Nemerov Writing Scholars Program.

Notification for Finalists

Finalists are notified by the end of February.

To apply for the Howard Nemerov Writing Scholars Program:

  • Submit an application for admission to the Class of 2026.
  • Check that you are applying for the Howard Nemerov Writing Scholars Program on your Common or Coalition Application.
  • Upload your writing portfolio (two samples of your creative writing, preferably in different genres) to submit with your Common or Coalition Application.
  • Please note that this question and the ability to upload your portfolio will be found in the optional Writing Supplement section of the Common Application.


All applications must be submitted by January 4, 2022.