Deadline: October 15, 2022
Applications are open for the Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholarship 2023-2024. The American poet Amy Lowell died in 1925. Her will established an annual scholarship to support travel abroad for gifted American-born poets.
The scholarship is administered by the Trustees under her will, at the law firm of Choate, Hall & Stewart in Boston, Massachusetts. The Trustees welcome applicants from all ethnic backgrounds to apply, as they strive to support and encourage a diverse group of poets.
- The 2023-2024 Scholarship award will be approximately $66,500, adjusted for inflation. If there are two winners, each will receive the full amount. This is a poetry contest. The money won is generally spent on travel and living expenses.
- Applicants must be citizens of the United States by virtue either of birth within the United States or of birth outside the United States to a U.S. citizen parent.
- Any poet of American birth who is able and willing to spend one year outside the continent of North America.
- There is no age requirement, and there is no requirement that applicants be enrolled in a university or other education programme.
- While many recent winners have been published poets, there is no requirement that applicants have previously published their work.
In order to apply, mail to:
Charles A. Cheever and William A. Lowell
Trustees under the Will of Amy Lowell
Choate, Hall & Stewart, LLP
2 International Place
Boston, MA 02110
- Two copies of the completed application. You may also, but need not, submit a 2 to 3 page curriculum vitae (again, two copies).
- A sample of your poetry, consisting of either
- up to 40 typed pages (two copies) or
- two copies of a printed volume of your poetry and two copies of no more than 20 additional typed pages.
For more information, visit Amy Lowell Poetry Traveling Scholarship.