The Elma Stuckey Scholarships in Creative Non-Fiction and Poetry Writing, Department of English
for continuing undergraduate and graduate students
The Elma Stuckey Scholarships were established to recognize outstanding students in the Creative Non-Fiction and Poetry programs in the Department of English, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
The Elma Stuckey Scholarships seek to enhance the cultural richness and breadth of Columbia College Chicago’s student body. Students who are progressing well in creative non-fiction or poetry writing majors despite having encountered significant social and economic obstacles, or who have demonstrated outstanding creative and leadership abilities, are especially encouraged to apply.
Creative ability, it should be noted, can take conventional or unconventional forms, and evidence of leadership can be drawn from one’s continuing relationship to the community in which one grew up or from leadership at Columbia College Chicago.
The scholarship is awarded to undergraduate and graduate students.
Deadline to Apply: February 01,
We are no longer accepting applications for this year.
The Elma Stuckey Scholarships are open to:
- Full-time undergraduate and graduate students who are declared Creative Non-Fiction or Poetry majors in the Department of English, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences
- Undergraduate students who have completed a minimum of 12 credit hours at Columbia at the time of application
- Graduate students who have completed a minimum of 9 credit hours at Columbia at the time of application
- Students who have earned a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher
- Students who demonstrate outstanding achievement in Creative Non-Fiction or Poetry
- Students able to demonstrate creative or leadership ability, or who are progressing well despite significant social and economic obstacles
- Students who demonstrate financial need through a completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
NOTE: Creative ability can take conventional or unconventional forms, and evidence of leadership can be drawn from one's continuing relationship to the community in which one grew up or from leadership at Columbia College Chicago.
Award based on:
Notification of the award:
- Academic merit, financial need, creative leadership and ability
- All applicants will be notified by the scholarship committee by mail by March 31, 2013. We regret that we are unable to give information regarding the committee's decisions over the telephone or by email.
Contact: Enrollment Management Services, Beth Berends - 312/369-3202 or firstname.lastname@example.org