Undergraduate Poetry Scholarship

2017 Undergraduate Poetry Scholarship

1st Place - $1,500

2nd Place - $1,000

3rd Place - $500

These awards are nonrenewable. Undergraduates may reapply.  

  • The competition is open to any undergraduate currently enrolled at Kent State University.
    "Celebrating Our Own" reading
  • The scholarship awards are to Kent State University only. 
  • All entries must be original and unpublished.
  • Each entrant may submit one poem only, typed on 8½ x 11 paper. Four copies of the poem should be sent. Only clear copies are acceptable.
  • The poem should be no more than 100 lines long.
  • The poet’s name should not appear on the poem.
  • A cover sheet should be included that lists the poet’s name, address, email, and telephone number.  Entries missing any of this required information will not be accepted and will be returned to the poet.
  • All entries will be recycled after the winner has been chosen.
  • Entries must be postmarked between January 15, 2020, and April 1, 2020. Early or late entries will not be accepted.

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Send entries to:
Wick Poetry Center
P.O. Box 5190
Kent, Ohio 44242-0001


Winners will be notified by May 1, 2019.