Writing Scholarship

Mount Mercy proudly offers $3,000 annually-renewable writing scholarships, worth $12,000 over four years.

If you love to write, we encourage you to apply no matter what major you might choose.

Simply submit three to ten pages of your writing. We’re happy to read poems, short stories, personal essays, novel excerpts, plays, editorials or opinion pieces, news features, profiles, book reviews, movie reviews, blogs, and essays about literature.

Come join Mount Mercy’s other Writing Scholarship winners. Write for the school newspaper, The Mount Mercy Times. Contribute to The Paha Review, Mount Mercy’s creative writing and art magazine. Meet three or four new authors every year via Mount Mercy’s Visiting Writers Series. Enjoy Mount Mercy’s active community of writers. Nurture your creativity, strengthen your writing skills, and have fun!

To learn more about Mount Mercy writing scholarships and to apply online, please click here