Amy Lowell Poetry Traveling Scholarship 2023-2024 ($66,500 prize)

Amy Lowell Poetry Traveling Scholarship 2023-2024 ($66,500 prize)

Deadline: October 15, 2022

Applications are open for the Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholarship 2023-2024. The American poet Amy Lowell died in 1925. Her will established an annual scholarship to support travel abroad for gifted American-born poets.

The scholarship is administered by the Trustees under her will, at the law firm of Choate, Hall & Stewart in Boston, Massachusetts. The Trustees welcome applicants from all ethnic backgrounds to apply, as they strive to support and encourage a diverse group of poets.

Benefits

  • The 2023-2024 Scholarship award will be approximately $66,500, adjusted for inflation. If there are two winners, each will receive the full amount. This is a poetry contest. The money won is generally spent on travel and living expenses.

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be citizens of the United States by virtue either of birth within the United States or of birth outside the United States to a U.S. citizen parent.
  • Any poet of American birth who is able and willing to spend one year outside the continent of North America.
  • There is no age requirement, and there is no requirement that applicants be enrolled in a university or other education programme.
  • While many recent winners have been published poets, there is no requirement that applicants have previously published their work.

Application

In order to apply, mail to:

Charles A. Cheever and William A. Lowell
Trustees under the Will of Amy Lowell
Choate, Hall & Stewart, LLP
2 International Place
Boston, MA 02110

the following:

  • Two copies of the completed application. You may also, but need not, submit a 2 to 3 page curriculum vitae (again, two copies).
  • A sample of your poetry, consisting of either
    • up to 40 typed pages (two copies) or
    • two copies of a printed volume of your poetry and two copies of no more than 20 additional typed pages.

For more information, visit Amy Lowell Poetry Traveling Scholarship.

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