Extended 2019 Scholarships Deadline! Apply by May 1!







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.

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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.
  • Your statement of financial need may also address: What you hope to get out of your attendance at Longfellow and your writing and educational goals. This helps us get a better sense of applicants as writers.
  •  5 pages of your best writing in any created genre. Writing should be double-spaced in a standard font (like Times New Roman or Ariel), with the exception of poetry, which may be single-spaced. Scholarship Applications deadline has been extended to May 1, 2019

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

In addition, we are pleased to offer several scholarships to Maine students 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).




All scholarship applicants must email their application to shana.youngdahl@maine.edu in addition to filling out the Online Application. Scholarship applicants do not submit a deposit to hold their space in the program, but must indicate if you plan to attend should you not receive a scholarship on the application. Payment will be due when scholarships are announced in mid-May.

Payments can be made and your place in the Workshop reserved by filling out the Online Application form.

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).