The A.D. and Frances Wilson Memorial Grant

This award is in memory of A.D. and Frances Wilson, the uncle and aunt of an English Department faculty member. Mrs. Wilson was a long-time educator in the elementary grades who emphasized the importance of reading to her students, and Mr. Wilson was a forester who did a lot of education work with children, young people, and the community at large about nature and its preservation.



Who can enter:

  • Any Northeast Ohio Master of Fine Arts (NEOMFA) student whose gateway school is The University of Akron and who has twelve graduate credits or more in English.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Application is by letter to a committee appointed by the Chair of The Department of English.
  • Applicants should explain in their letter why they are pursuing the MFA, what they are learning, and what their career plans are.
  • In support of their applications, they may attach to the letter their transcripts and a writing sample of five to ten pages. A student may receive the award more than once.