UP ICW offers Likhaan Foundation Creative Writing Scholarship


LIKHAAN: The UP Institute of Creative Writing through the generous support of the Likhaan Foundation is offering the Likhaan Foundation Creative Writing Scholarship to a deserving student this coming school year, 2017-18.

The scholarship is open to all students of MA Creative Writing who are in good standing. The applicant must be at least in his/her second year of studies. The qualified applicant needs to submit a referral letter from one of his/her former professors, verifying his/her abilities in the field, and, most of all, his/her determination to finish the degree.

Each applicant will be evaluated on the basis of his/her literary merit and financial need. The Likhaan Foundation Scholarship will grant to the successful applicant Php100,000 worth of tuition and combined allowances, covering two full years of schooling.

The scholarship should ideally sustain the student until the completion of his/her studies. Each semester, the student scholar must submit a report that contains the grades he/she has gotten from the courses taken. Each semester must at least earn for the student nine (9) units towards the completion of the degree. No underloading is allowed, nor incomplete grades and dropping of subjects.

If the student fails to attain the 9-unit requirement per semester, he/she must write a letter of explanation to the donor (the Likhaan Foundation) and the Director of the UP Institute of Creative Writing, Dr. Roland B. Tolentino. The request to renew the scholarship shall be deliberated upon by both parties.

The applicant cannot re-apply for the scholarship once the UP ICW and the Likhaan Foundation has found his/her situation not on a par with the qualities of a scholar. The Likhaan Foundation can revoke the support once the student fails to meet the standards set by the scholarship policy.

Interested students should submit their applications to the Institute of Creative Writing, Room 3200, Pavilion III, Palma Hall, UP Diliman. Look for Glo or Anna.


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