KEVIN T. EARLY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Date
01/20/23

Applications are now being accepted for the 2022-2023 Kevin T. Early Memorial Scholarship, a poetry prize open to first-year undergraduates in all majors. This scholarship is made possible by an endowment from William and Donna Early in memory of their son, a poet, Kevin T. Early. It awards $2000 to a student with freshman standing at UIUC for the 2022-2023 school year. The deadline for application is January 31, 2023.

For consideration, students must submit 5 poems via email to John Dudek, Associate Director of Creative Writing, at: <jdudek4@illinois.edu>. The complete submission should not exceed 5 pages (so 1 poem to a page). Submissions should be attached to the email as .docx (Word) files.

The subject line of the email should read: “EARLY PRIZE SUBMISSION: Last name.”

The body of the email should include the student's name, address, phone number, e-mail, UIN, and the titles of the poems. The name should not appear on the entry file itself. If you have any questions, please email John Dudek at <jdudek4@illinois.edu>.