Student Financial Services

Nathan Breitling Poetry Fellowship

for continuing graduate students

The Nathan Breitling Poetry Fellowship was established to assist one talented MFA Poetry student each year in defraying tuition costs.

Deadline to Apply: February 01, 2017

The Nathan Breitling Poetry Fellowship is open to:

  • Full-time graduate students in the MFA Poetry program who have completed at least one semester at Columbia
  • Students who have earned a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher
  • Students able to submit creative samples of work in poetry

 Fellowship based on:

  • Academic merit
  • Demonstration of talent, ability, or accomplishment in poetry

Scholarship amount:
  • Maximum of $2,000 (half awarded in Fall and half awarded in Spring)

Notification of the scholarship:
  • Recipient will be notified by March 31, 2017.


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