Curtis Michael Gimeno Memorial Scholarship

The Curtis Michael Gimeno Scholarship provides scholarship support to undergraduate students in the Department of English at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Qualifications:

  • Applicants must be currently enrolled on the Boulder campus as full-time students. Good academic standing is required.
  • Applicants must currently be either a sophomore or a junior, graduating no earlier than the spring of the next academic year (one year after the award cycle in which they submitted an application).
  • Applicants must have a declared major in the English Department and have already been admitted to the Creative Writing track.
  • Applicants must have taken/be enrolled in at least one Creative Writing poetry workshop (ENGL 2021, 3021, and/or 4021) to demonstrate an interest in writing poetry.

Submission Requirements:
Creative submission:

  • One (only) of the following: three poems, one short story, a piece of creative non-fiction, or a segment of a stage or screenplay.
  • All creative works must be titled and formatted, as they would appear in publication. No extraneous marks, grades, names or other identifying information should be included.
  • Insert a header with the name of the award in the upper right corner of each page.
  • Insert page numbers (e.g. page 1 of 5) in the lower right corner of each page.
  • Save your creative submission as a PDF titled: YourLastName_Gimeno

Personal statement:

  • Up to two pages (typed, double-spaced) outlining your creative aspirations.
  • Insert a header that includes the name of the award, your first initial and last name in the upper right corner of each page (e.g. J. Doe, Gimeno Memorial Scholarship).
  • Insert page numbers (e.g. page 1 of 5) in the lower right corner of each page.
  • Save as a PDF titled: YourLastName_GimenoStatement

Award
$2400
Scopes
College of Arts & Sciences
Deadline
02/15/2020
Supplemental Questions
  1. Have you taken or are you currently enrolled in at least one Creative Writing poetry workshop (English 2021, 3021, or 4021)?
  2. Are you currently either a sophomore or junior?
  3. Is your expected graduation date SPRING 2020 or later?
  4. Submit a sample of poems, titled and formatted as they would appear in publication.
  5. Submit a personal statement describing your creative aspirations.