Creative Writing Award

In the spirit of J.D. Salinger, we are looking for creative writers of outstanding originality and potential. In homage to Salinger’s 9 Stories, we will also offer 9 finalist awards. 

The Ursinus College Creative Writing Award is a $40,000 per year major scholarship for creative writers of outstanding originality and potential. The award winner will have the honor of living in the dorm room once occupied by J.D. Salinger, who attended Ursinus. In the spirit of Holden Caulfield and Catcher in the Rye, we are looking for an unusual perspective, for quirky brilliance, for a voiceVisit the Ursinus Creative Writing department page.  Many winners and finalists go on to be published in The Lantern and other literary magazines.