Marye Lynn Cummings Endowed Scholarship

The Marye Lynn Cummings Endowed Scholarship, created by Michael Cummings in memory of his wife Marye Lynn, benefits full-time graduate students in Creative Writing. The scholarship is for an OSU graduate student who is passionate about writing and planning to pursue a career as a writer. This scholarship competition is open to writers of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction; one award of a monetary value will be made in each of the three categories.  

Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. 

The writing sample should consist of one story, a piece of creative non-fiction, or 10 pages of poetry. The writing sample should not list the applicant's name. In addition to the manuscript,  complete and submit the attached application stating the applicant's name, student ID, Graduate English GPA, address, phone number, email, genre (fiction, creative non-fiction, or poetry), and the title of work sample. The application should be the only form listing the applicant's name. 

Application materials should be submitted to JuDean Howerton via email at See the English Department Scholarship page for application deadlines. Click here for the Marye Lynn Cummings Endowed Scholarship application.