Written by John Boyne on the October 24th,2015
In 2015, I set up the John Boyne Scholarship for Irish students undertaking the MA in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia, Norwich.
I was a student on the MA in 1994/95 – when I could barely afford to feed myself – and then I returned as Writing Fellow during 2004/05. I also taught on the MA programme during 2014/15.
Here’s the rules:
One scholarship of £5,000 towards tuition fees or maintenance will be awarded to a student enrolled on the MA Creative Writing Prose Fiction. The Scholarship is open students ordinarily resident in the Republic of Ireland and who demonstrate a genuine financial need. All eligible applications must be received by 1 May 2016 to be eligible for consideration for funding.
The recipient of the 2015/16 Scholarship was David Lynch.
The recipient of the 2016/17 Scholarship was Fearghal Hall.
The recipient of the 2017/18 Scholarship is Jill Crawford.
More details about the scholarship and how to apply may be found here at the UEA Website.