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Jacoby Endowment Grants

The Rose O’Neill Literary House invites students from Washington College to apply for a grant from the Jacoby Endowment. The mission of the Jacoby Endowment is to support student internships, professional endeavors, and individually created projects in the fields of publishing, editing, and writing.

Every year, the Jacoby Endowment also offers financial support to up to four seniors who are in the process of applying to graduate programs in Creative Writing or English.

HOW TO APPLY FOR A FUNDING GRANT

Two $1000 student grants will be awarded for the 2014-2015 academic year. Students should submit a one-page, formal cover letter that (1) outlines their proposed use of the grant, (2) summarizes their professional interests in publishing, editing, and/or writing, and (3) explains how a grant from the Jacoby Endowment might assist them in their long-term goals.

Recipients of the grant will be required to submit a 250-word summary of their grant experience within three months of use of the funding.

Please, email all cover letters as Word document attachments to Professor Jehanne Dubrow, no later than November 5 at 4 pm.

 

ADVICE FOR APPLYING FOR A FUNDING GRANT

In recent years, recipients of the Jacoby Endowment Grants have been awarded funding to attend creative writing workshops at the Writers’ Center in Bethesda, participate in the Kiplin Hall trip, and perform on-site research about the Harlem Renaissance.

Successful applications tend to be concrete, focusing on achievable goals. Jacoby Endowment Grants are not intended to support general financial need but to assist students in the completion of specific, well-conceived projects, internships, and other literary endeavors.  

 

HOW TO APPLY FOR SUPPORT FOR AN MFA/MA APPLICATION

Up to four seniors will be awarded up to $500 each, to assist in their applications to graduate programs in Creative Writing or English. Students should submit a one-page, formal cover letter that (1) outlines their intended graduate degree and area of specialization, (2) lists the programs to which they plan to apply, (3) provides an exact cost-breakdown for how the funds will be used, and (4) explains how support from the Jacoby Endowment might assist them in their long-term goals.

These awards may be used to pay graduate school application fees and/or to cover the cost of taking the GRE admissions test.

Recipients of the grant will be required to submit a 150-word summary of their experience of applying to graduate programs, within four months of use of the funding.

Please, email all cover letters as Word document attachments to Professor Jehanne Dubrow, no later than December 5 at 4 pm.