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The Writing Fellows Program

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The Undergraduate Writing Fellows Program brings talented undergraduates and committed faculty together in a cooperative effort to improve student writing. Before you begin the application process, there are a few things we want you to know about our expectations and about the role you would play as a Writing Fellow. 

Becoming a Fellow is both an honor and a serious commitment. As you decide whether to apply, keep in mind that students selected to be Fellows must enroll in a three-credit, writing-intensive honors seminar on tutoring writing across the curriculum. At the same time, Writing Fellows are assigned to work with a faculty member who is teaching a writing-intensive or Communications B course. The Fellows work with 10-15 students in the class, reading drafts, giving thoughtful written feedback, and holding conferences with students to offer suggestions for revision. We expect that Writing Fellows will be able to continue in the program throughout their time at the university.

Applications are due each year in early March, to begin as Writing Fellows the following fall semester.

You can visit our website at http://www.writing.wisc.edu/writingfellows/index.html.

If you have questions, please email The Director of the Writing Fellows Program, Dr. Emily Hall at ebhall@wisc.edu.

Application Information

Applications will be due in March of each year and selected Fellows will begin their work the following fall semester. 

This application includes a personal statement, short answers to several application questions, two academic writing samples (written for two different courses at UW-Madison), one letter of recommendation from a professor or teaching assistant at UW-Madison, and undergraduate transcript(s).

Selected applicants will be invited to a thirty-minute interview. Decisions will be finalized by the end of April.



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Scholarships for this Program

Scholarships Descriptions
The Undergraduate Writing Fellows Program, co-sponsored by The Writing Center and the College of Letters and Science, brings talented undergraduates and committed faculty together in a cooperative effort to improve student writing.
The Undergraduate Writing Fellows Program, co-sponsored by The Writing Center and the College of Letters and Science, brings talented undergraduates and committed faculty together in a cooperative effort to improve student writing.
To be considered for the program, applicants must be in good academic standing at UW-Madison and have at least two semesters remaining at the University. Students selected to be Fellows must enroll in a three-credit, writing-intensive honors seminar on tutoring writing across the curriculum. We are looking for highly motivated, independent, articulate, personable, kind, and diplomatic students. We are most interested in students who are successful and enthusiastic writers and who also are dynamic and intellectually engaged in class discussions, who enjoy working with others, and who will be able to hold their own in conferences with faculty and with student peers.
Scholarships marked with FAFSA required prior to awarding decisions in the list above require a completed Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for awarding decisions. To learn more about applying for financial aid, please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid website.