Instructions and application for the Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholarship

This is not a scholarship for college.

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    Thank you for your interest in the Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholarship. The award for the 2015-2016 Scholarship year should be in the area of $54,000. The recipient must agree to spend the year abroad, as the will requires.

   In order to apply, please complete and send two copies of the following: the attached application, with (if you wish) a brief (2 to 3 pages) curriculum vitae, and with a sample of your poetry. The poetry sample must not exceed either (1) up to 40 typed pages or (2) if you are a published poet, one printed volume, plus no more than 20 typed pages of your most recent poetry. There is no minimum page requirement. No formal format. Please separate your original and the copy into two separate sets, mailed in one envelope. Whichever applications that are incomplete, not in duplicate, or are not accompanied by a sample meeting those requirements, will not be considered.

    Your completed application should include two copies of all attachments including the application. The application, resume, and poetry samples must be sent by mail or other delivery service, not faxed, and must be received in this office by October 15. Applications may not be submitted by email. Because of the very heavy volume of applications, we cannot return the poetry samples to the authors. However, we will be happy to return one book in March of 2015, if you enclosed a self addressed, prepaid envelope. If you want both books returned, send two self-addressed prepaid envelopes.

    Each application will be reviewed by the Selection Committee constituted in accordance with the will. The winner of the Scholarship will be notified by the end of February, 2015.

    The large number of applicants unfortunately precludes extending the deadline. Accordingly we urge you to apply promptly and request, if you have questions about the application or the Scholarship, that you address them to us in writing by mail or by email to amylowell@choate.com.

    These procedures are subject to review and alteration at any time. If any changes are adopted, we will notify you in writing or by posting information on the Scholarship website,  www.amylowell.org.

Very truly yours,
Thomas H.P. Whitney, Jr. and William A. Lowell
Trustees under the Will of Amy Lowell


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