Pearl Hogrefe Fellowship in Creative Writing

image_preview2The Pearl Hogrefe Fellowship offers a talented writer one academic year to study creative writing full time at Iowa State University and focus on his/her creative work without distraction. The fellowship is granted for a nine-month academic year and currently carries a stipend of $2,000 per month ($18,000 total), in addition to full payment of university tuition and fees during the fellowship year.

Applicants to the Hogrefe Fellowship may major in any discipline at Iowa State University. However, the Fellowship is designed for students interested in studying creative writing in the MFA Program in Creative Writing and Environment. Hogrefe Fellows are required to maintain full-time graduate status and take a minimum of six semester credits of graduate work in Creative Writing during the fellowship year. Fellowship support is contingent upon the student maintaining satisfactory grades.

Application Deadline: January 5



  • ¬†Successful applicants must qualify for full, unrestricted admission to the Iowa State University Graduate College.
  • New applicants to the MFA Program in Creative Writing and Environment Program are encouraged to apply for the Pearl Hogrefe Creative Writing Fellowship.
  • Students currently enrolled for graduate study in the MFA Program in Creative Writing and Environment at Iowa State University are ineligible to apply.
  • Previous recipients of the Hogrefe Fellowship are ineligible to apply.

Application Process

To be considered for the Pearl Hogrefe Fellowship in Creative Writing, you must meet fellowship application requirements by January 5.   Fellowship recipients will be notified by April 1. You may direct questions about the Hogrefe Fellowship to:

English Department
Graduate Studies Program
203 Ross Hall
Iowa State University
Ames, Iowa 50011-1201