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The Arkansas Writers MFA Program is pleased to announce several funding opportunities for prospective students.

Teaching and Publishing Fellowship:  $7,000, renewable for up to three years, 20 hours per week during the academic year.  Teaching and Publishing Fellows will work as layout editors for the Toad Suck Review, a national literary review, during their first year of the program while they also take graduate courses in Modern Composition Theory and in Teaching Creative Writing.  During their second year they will teach UCA’s first year writing courses, Introduction to College Writing 1310 and Academic Writing and Research 1320.  In their third year they will be eligible to teach Introduction to Creative Writing 2310.  These publishing and teaching fellowships will give students valuable career experience.  The Arkansas Writers MFA Program will award up to two Teaching and Publishing Fellowships each year.

Teaching and Publishing Assistantship: $7,000, renewable on a yearly basis, 20 hours per week during the academic year.  Teaching and Publishing Assistants will work as Assistant Editors for the Toad Suck Review and, upon completion of Modern Composition Theory and Teaching Creative Writing, will be eligible to teach UCA’s first year writing and introductory creative writing courses. The Arkansas Writers MFA Program will award up to one Teaching and Publishing Assistantship each year.

Department Assistantships: $3,500 for the first year, 10 hours per week during the academic year.  Department Assistants will do program work for the Arkansas Writers MFA and the Department of Writing. The Arkansas Writers MFA Program will award up to two Department Assistantships per year.

Additional Assistantships:  Based on availability, the Department of Writing expects to have one full-time assistantship in the Writing Center.  In addition, the UCA Department of Sponsored Programs and the UCA Library may have a one full-time graduate assistantship available in the 2012-2013 year.  Finally, the Arkansas Writers MFA program will keep students apprised of other graduate assistantship opportunities available throughout the UCA campus.

The Arkansas Writers MFA Program is committed to seeking additional scholarship and assistantship funding and plans to increase available funding as the program grows.

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