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The deadlines for the R.M. Miller Endowed Award for Outstanding Fiction Writing and the Mary Anne Reese Memorial Graduate Poetry Award is February 16th.

Scholarships are controlled by the Office of Financial Aid. Please see the Office of Financial Aid's Scholarships and Awards page to view eligibility requirements and file your application. The Office of National Scholarships and Awards will also help students find and apply to external scholarships/awards. Visit the Office of National Scholarships and Awards in Founders Hall 295 or email

How to Apply for Scholarships

For all scholarship information, visit

If you're a current student enrolled at NKU, click on the box that says, "Current Students." Once there, you'll be directed to more information on the application process, as well as a link to the scholarship application.

Poetry Scholarship

I am interested in being considered for the Eric D. Meyer Poetry Scholarship

If you're applying for the Eric Meyer Poetry Scholarship, on the application page's "Essay” tab, scroll down the page after pasting in your essay and check the box under "Poetry Scholarship."

Note: You will also need to send in 10 pages of poetry to Dr. Andrea Gazzaniga at The application provides you the option to upload or type in your poetry, but sending them directly to our department ensures that your poems will be formatted correctly.


English Department Scholarships

Are you applying for the English Department Scholarships?

Then, if you wish to apply for multiple scholarships that the English Department has to offer, check the box under "English Department Scholarships," and you will be considered for those as well. By doing this, you will only need to fill out one application.  If you click those two buttons, your applications will be sent to us.