Though it may sound a bit like a pipe dream, it’s a reality.
The thing is, there are fully funded programs available out there for a wide variety of subjects—even those that fall under the “arts.” Some of the best schools in the country offer full funding as a recruitment tactic, to make it easier to attract top talent and students.
Students are admitted based on their main field of concentration – fiction, poetry, playwriting or screenwriting.
Each admitted student receives a fellowship of $27,500 from the Michener fellowship.
The number of qualified applicants and needs of individual students also play a big factor in how much is available to go around.
The reality is that some students aren’t accepted not because they aren’t qualified, but because there is no money to fund them.
For the school to pay for education, students have to meet stringent admission requirements.
But hey, if you’re willing to work hard and go the extra step to prove that you’re hungry, there are big prizes out there.
As you’d expect from one of the top schools in the country, the program is extremely competitive to get into.
Each year only four poets and four fiction writers are admitted.