Maggie Anderson Travel Scholarship

Maggie AndersonThe Maggie Anderson Endowment Fund aims to assist talented writing students at Kent State University with writing-related travel expenses. Funds may be used to offset the costs of writers’ conferences, workshops, and readings, as well as to establish exchange programs with other organizations.

Maggie Anderson, poet, professor emerita of English, and the founding director of the WickPoetry Center, created the fund after her retirement from Kent State University in 2009. This legacy gift speaks to the powerful role that travel can play in a writer’s life and honorsAnderson’s profound contribution to poetry. Anderson herself has traveled to several states and countries in the name of poetry and boasts an award-winning catalog of work distinctly shaped by those experiences.

If you are a current Kent State University student and wish to apply for scholarship from the Maggie Anderson Endowment Fund, please submit a proposal outlining your plans for writing-related travel, and a projected budget here (PDF).

Please note that there is not a deadline to apply for scholarship from the Maggie Anderson Endowment Fund. David Hassler, director of Wick Poetry Center, will review all proposals, and applicants will be notified within two months of submitting whether they have been awarded funding.