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Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowships

Poetry Foundation

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Scholarship Overview

These fellowships are awarded to young poets in order to encourage the further writing and study of poetry. To qualify, applicants must be at least 21 years of age and no older than 31 as of April 30, 2014. Applicants also must be US citizens. To apply, applicants must submit an application packet that includes ten pages of poetry.

How easy is it to apply?

Not too bad

This scholarship's application process may have items such as essays that could take a couple hours.

How much competition is there?


You will be competing against a pretty high number of people for this scholarship.

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Deadline: Apr 30
Average Award: $15,000
Awards Granted: 5
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