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Robert S. Nelsen Scholarship in Creative Writing

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In 2008, UT Dallas established the Robert S. Nelsen Scholarship in Creative Writing endowment to honor former Vice Provost Robert Nelsen's decades of service to UT Dallas students and staff. Endowment funds will provide scholarship support based on financial need or academic merit to full- or part-time, degree-seeking undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in the School of Arts and Humanities. Recipients must have a dedication and passion for creative writing. Additionally, scholarship awardees will receive a biographical summary about Nelsen, written by Dr. Hobson Wildenthal, executive vice president and provost at UT Dallas. A popular leader of the University's creative writing program, Nelsen was named the 2004-05 UT Dallas Teacher of the Year. He joined UT Dallas in 1990 as an assistant professor of literary studies in the School of Arts and Humanities. After serving as head of the highly successful creative writing program, Nelsen stepped down in 2006 after being named associate provost and later vice provost. Throughout his tenure with UT Dallas, he continued to teach at least one course per semester. Nelsen published extensively throughout his academic career. His work appeared in journals such as StoryQuarterly, Other Voices, Chariton Review and Southwest Review. He also finished a novel, Spirits Colliding. Nelsen wrote his first story, "A White Horse," at age 5. From 1992 to 1999, he served as executive editor of Common Knowledge, an interdisciplinary journal published by the Oxford University Press.

Deadline:

Forthcoming

Term:

Forthcoming

Matriculation Status:

All

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All

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All

Course Load:

All

Eligible Classifications:

Graduate

Schools:

School of Arts and Humanities

Majors:

All

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