Naropa University's Jack Kerouac School Announces New Fellowships


Three Fellowships Cover Full MFA Creative Writing and Poetics Tuition


Boulder, Colo. (December 18, 2013): In celebration of its fortieth anniversary, Naropa University's Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics has announced three new, fully funded fellowships: the Allen Ginsberg Fellowship, the Anne Waldman Fellowship, and the Jack Kerouac School Fellowship. This is the first full-ride opportunity offered by the university.

Awarded annually to incoming MFA Creative Writing and Poetics students who demonstrate promise in innovative or experimental writing, the three fellowships fully cover tuition and fees, in addition to providing an $8,000 stipend and Graduate Instructor position. For consideration for the fellowships, applicants to Naropa's MFA Creative Writing and Poetics program must submit all required application materials and an academic essay by the priority deadline of January 13, 2014.

Founded in 1974 by Allen Ginsberg and Anne Waldman, The Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics offers a BA in Creative Writing and Literature and an MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics, as well as the internationally renowned Summer Writing Program. Emphasizing innovative approaches to the literary arts, the Jack Kerouac School's programs problematize genre while cultivating contemplative and experimental writing practices. Each year, the school invites more than sixty guest writers and artists, including the Allen Ginsberg Visiting Fellow and the Leslie Scalapino Memorial Lecturer in Innovative Poetics. This distinguishing feature fosters an intensely creative environment for students to develop writing projects in conversation with a community of writers. Learn more about the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics.

Naropa University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Naropa University is a private, nonprofit, nonsectarian liberal arts institution dedicated to advancing contemplative education. This approach to learning integrates the best of Eastern and Western educational traditions, helping students to know themselves more deeply and engage constructively with others. The university comprises a four-year undergraduate college and graduate programs in the arts, education, environmental leadership, psychology, and religious studies.