Solstice MFA Fellowships Available


[Chestnut Hill, MA, February 8, 2019] The Solstice Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing Program of Pine Manor College is pleased to offer four fellowships to first semester students beginning the program in summer/fall 2019.

Are you ready to take your writing to the next level?

APPLY to the Solstice Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing Program!

Application deadline for ALL fellowships is March 18, 2019; general applications accepted until April 22, 2019 for a start this coming summer/fall semester (begins in July 2019)

Apply here:

The Kurt Brown Fellowship for Diverse Voices

Through the generous support of Laure-Anne Bosselaar (wife of the late Kurt Brown) and family, Lee Hope, and the Solstice Institute, the Solstice MFA Program is able to award The Kurt Brown Fellowship to support an incoming student of diverse background or experience who also demonstrates financial need. The Fellowship provides $1,500 to a first-semester student who begins the program during the summer residency/fall semester. Writers of all genres are welcome to apply. The Kurt Brown Fellowship especially seeks to support individuals from cultural, ethnic, and geographic backgrounds who otherwise might not be adequately represented in the program.

The Francis L. Toner Fellowship for Veterans

Established by Solstice MFA Program student Mark Jednaszewski, the Francis L. Toner Fellowship for Veterans honors the memory of LTJG Toner, USN, who in 2011 was awarded the Silver Star (posthumously) for his service, gallantry, and self-sacrifice on behalf of his fellow officers in Afghanistan. The Fellowship provides either a $1,000 tuition wavier toward the recipient’s first semester or free room & board on campus for his/her first year in the Solstice MFA Program. {To read Lt. Toner’s Silver Star citation, click here:}

Genre-Based Fellowships Available:

Two of our $1000.00 genre-based fellowships are available for students entering the program in the this summer/fall semester:

Martin B. Bernstein Fellowship for Poetry

Jacqueline Woodson Fellowship for a Young People’s Writer of African or Caribbean Descent

For more information about how to apply for these fellowships, go to


As an undergraduate institution consistently ranked among the most diverse in the country, Pine Manor College emphasizes an inclusive, community-building approach to liberal arts education. The Solstice MFA in Creative Writing reflects the College’s overall mission by creating a supportive, welcoming environment in which writers of all backgrounds are encouraged to take creative risks. We strive to instill in our students an appreciation for the value of community-building and community service, and see engagement with the literary arts not only as a means to personal fulfillment but also as an instrument for real cultural change.