Awards & Fellowships

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The Low Residency MFA is pleased to offer the following awards and fellowships to incoming and continuing students:


The Founder’s Award. Established in 2014 via generous donations from the alumni, faculty, and friends of the MFA program, The Founder’s Award is given to a new student of particular promise each fall and spring.




barbarashadowThe Barbara Seranella Award.  Established in 2015 thanks to a significant grant from the Palm Springs Writers Guild, we are pleased to offer the Barbara Seranella Award, named in the memory of best-selling crime writer Barbara Seranella, to incoming students who best exemplify the passion, tenacity, and will to succeed that Barbara brought to her life and work. Learn more about The Barbara Seranella Award here.