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All College Awards

The Colorado College Grants in Writing

2020 Application

(Annual awards may total up to $15,000)

[1] The Colorado College Grants in Writing are awarded each spring for distinguished, independent student writing projects. The award was established in 1981 by an anonymous graduate to enable CC students in any major to undertake creative and scholarly writing projects in the summer between their junior and senior years. The money that goes with it (to a limit of $3500) can be used for travel, relief from the necessity for a summer job, or other purposes. There are also single block awards (up to $1750).

[2] If you are a Colorado College junior now, and expect to graduate next year, you may apply. If you have an idea or literary project that you really want to pursue, we hope to hear from you.

[3] Feel free to talk to members of the committee at any time between now and the deadline for application, which is the last Monday of Block 6. (The winners will be announced at the end of Block 7.) You can find a list of the members of the committee in the English Department Office, Armstrong 245.

For further information, contact the English Department Administrative Assistant, Paula Pyne at x6853 or

Additional Awards of Interest

The following All-College and Post-Graduate Awards may be of interest to students who are majoring in English. Click on the appropriate link to find out more about the award and how to apply. For a complete listing of Post-graduate Fellowships and Scholarships offered through the College, click on

Colorado College Public Interest Fellowship Program

Venture Grants

Sheffer Foundation Grants [contact Linda Madden, the Shove Chapel coordinator, for information:]

Beinecke Scholarship Program

Fulbright Scholarship

Marshall Scholarship

Andrew W. Mellon Fellowships in Humanistic Studies

Rhodes Scholarship

Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship

Thomas J. Watson Fellowship