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    Willa Cather Foundation Scholarship for Student Research

    Offered by Willa Cather Center

    Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Nov 18, 2022
    3 awards worth


    Grade level

    College Upperclassmen & Graduate Students

    Application deadline:


    Scholarship Overview

    Are you a college or graduate student who will be presenting on Willa Cather’s work at a major conference? If so, consider applying for the Willa Cather Foundation Scholarship for Student Research! The scholarship is open to upper-level college and graduate students who complete original research on or related to work from the American author Willa Cather. The scholarship is offered by the Willa Cather Foundation, a non-profit organization formed in 1955 to “promote and encourage increased understanding and appreciation” of Willa Cather’s works. On a rolling basis, the scholarship awards $400 to chosen student researchers. If you are fascinated by the life and writing of Willa Cather and interested in presenting research on it, we encourage you to apply!

    Eligibility information

    This scholarship is open to college upperclassmen and graduate students who will be presenting a paper related to Willa Cather at a major conference. Applicants must have travel and registration expenses not already covered.

    Grade Level

    College Upperclassmen & Graduate Students

    Academic Interest


    Application information

    To apply for this scholarship, email your online application, a one-page cover letter, a copy of the accepted proposal for your presentation, and the below application materials to [email protected].

    Presentation proposal

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