Hassett Family Creative Writing Scholarship Application

Scholarship Overview 

Canisius University is proud to invite incoming freshmen who declare a major in creative writing, and who demonstrate outstanding talent and ability as a writer, to apply for the Hassett Family Creative Writing Scholarship.  The scholarship is competitive, and the awardee will receive a full-tuition scholarship.

The Hassett Family Creative Writing Scholarship is renewable for four years of undergraduate study at Canisius University provided that the recipient remains a declared creative writing major and maintains a minimum GPA of 3.0.  If the recipient is eligible for federal and/or state aid, the scholarship is applied after all other aid is awarded, including merit awards.  

  • Admission to Canisius University as a full-time student for the fall semester
  • A creative writing sample (minimum five pages, maximum 10)
  • Scholarship application and reference letters
  • Remain a declared creative writing major
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and New York State Tuition Assistance Program application (if eligible) annually
Deadline and Application Process 

More details on deadlines and how to apply will be provided soon.