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Release Date: March 4, 2014

$1,000 creative writing contest for fall scholarship begins March 4

Incoming full-time students who will attend Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus (IUPUC) this fall are encouraged to enter a creative writing contest that begins March 4.

The winner of the Robert G. Traylor scholarship will receive $1,000 good toward tuition at IUPUC for the 2014-15 fall semester.

To be eligible, contestants must:

  •  Be incoming or currently enrolled full-time students who will take at least nine (9) credit hours at IUPUC 
  •  Complete the entire fall semester to receive the funds
  •  Submit 15 to 30 pages of original writing in in a Microsoft Word file that meets the contest guidelines before 5 p.m. on March 28.

“Contestants can enter their creative writing in genres and formats such as fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, short story, and novel excerpt, among others,” explains Dr. Katherine Wills, associate professor of English and coordinator of IUPUC’s English program.

Contest entries will be considered by a panel of judges including Sherry Traylor, an IUPUC graduate and owner of Traylor Online Writing Services (payawriter.com). Traylor established the scholarship in 2013 in honor of her late father.

Complete contest guidelines, due dates, and other information can be found at iupuc.edu/donor-scholarships or by contacting Vicki Kruse, senior administrative secretary, at vikruse@iupuc.edu or 812.348.7393.