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Creative Writing Scholarships

Each year, the Creative Writing Program awards Glenn Balch Undergraduate Creative Writing Scholarships to students who demonstrate outstanding achievement in writing and a commitment to the study of craft. Scholarship amounts vary year to year.

First Steps:

  • Fill out the Boise State Scholarship Application. 
  • Fill out the FAFSA The FAFSA is changing significantly in 2024, so even if you weren’t eligible in the past, you may be eligible now. Some scholarships require federal need, so fill out the FAFSA by February 15, 2024, to maximize your scholarship chances. Students who don’t meet the citizenship or eligible non-citizenship criteria for the FAFSA may still be eligible for need-based scholarships. Complete the Federal Student Aid Estimator and Boise State Scholarship Application. Email the Federal Student Aid Estimator results to, please be sure to include your student ID number.

Other Scholarship Opportunities:

  • For Idaho Residents: Check out these Idaho scholarships: