The John Jarrold Scholarship in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) The John Jarrold Scholarship in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction)

2020 marks 50 years of creative writing at UEA and 250 Years of the Jarrold company. To celebrate, we’re pleased to award The John Jarrold Scholarship in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) to support a postgraduate student within the School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing to enable them to enable them to study on the MA Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) course.


  • Level: Postgraduate
  • Fees: Home
  • School: Literature, Drama and Creative Writing
  • Course: MA Creative Writing (Prose Fiction)
  • Other criteria: Born in East Anglia or resident in East Anglia for 3 years or more. East Anglia is defined as Norfolk, Suffolk, and Cambridgeshire including the City of Peterborough unitary authority area.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate genuine financial need

What does it cover?

  • Total Value: £5,000
  • Tuition fees or maintenance: Either
  • Number available: 1

How do I apply?

Important Information: Scholarship applications are now open.

Please note that in order to be considered for the creative writing donor-funded scholarship programme, you will need to have submitted both your scholarship application and have applied for the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) by 12 noon on Tuesday 30 June. It is possible that you might not have a response about the outcome of your course application by this date, but you should still submit a scholarship application by this deadline if you wish to be considered for scholarships.

Application Form

If you have applied for this scholarship, you will be considered for any of the scholarships below for which you are eligible. You do not need to submit a second application for any of these scholarships.

The UEA Booker Prize Foundation Scholarship

The UEA Crowdfunded BAME Writers' Scholarship
The Miles Morland Foundation African Scholarship
The Kowitz Scholarship
The Malcolm Bradbury Memorial Scholarship
The John Boyne Scholarship
The Annabel Abbs Scholarship
The Seth Donaldson Memorial Bursary

The Bourne Scholarship

The Novelry Scholarship


Terms and Conditions

Please read the Postgraduate Scholarship Terms and Conditions before submitting your application. If you are offered the Scholarship, you must be prepared to accept these terms.


Please visit our FAQ webpage for further information.


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