Deadline extended for the 2017 Ilgenfritz Scholarship to May 20, 2017.

This provides one full scholarship to a female student living in Waldo or Knox counties. See below for more application information.

All of our other scholarship deadlines have past for the 2017 Workshop.

A reduced rate for day students who live in the Farmington area is also available. It is $535.00 for tuition, dinner Sunday-Friday and Lunch Monday-Friday and all additional fees.

Please contact us with any questions!


The University of Maine at Farmington and the BFA program in Creative Writing sponsors several partial scholarships to be awarded to students from any local based on merit and need.

In addition, we are pleased to offer several scholarships thanks to a partnership with the Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance: the Michael Macklin Scholarship for Young Maine Writers provides full scholarships to two Maine residents, one male and one female (learn more); and the Ilgenfritz Scholarship provides one scholarship for a female student living in Waldo or Knox counties (learn more).


To Apply for any of our scholarships, submit the following:

  • A statement of financial need no more than 500 words, composed by the student. We aren’t looking for your W2 forms here, but rather a short statement about why you need financial assistance.
  • What do you hope to get out of your attendance at Longfellow?
  • What are your writing and educational goals?
  • A writing sample which includes 5 pages of your best writing in any genre. Writing should be double spaced in standard font, with the exception of poetry, which may be single spaced.

All materials can be submitted through our on-line application here. Scholarship applicants need not submit a deposit to hold their space in the program. Please indicate if you plan to attend should you not receive a scholarship on the application. Payment will be due when scholarships at the end of April.

The Deadline for Scholarship Applications is: MAY 1st, 2017.

Payments can be made and your place in the Workshop reserved by filling out the On-line Application form and paying with a credit card or e-check here.

Additional possibilities for financial aid exist in many places (online and in the real world). One such location is the Maine Community Foundation (please click for more information).