Rebecca Pitts Fiction Award

This award of $250 is given to the best short story written by any student who has been enrolled in a creative writing course in the last 18 months and who is currently an undergraduate student at IUPUI. This award is given in honor of Rebecca Pitts and made possible by Pauline Bonderman.Please submit only one short story. Works submitted for the Pitts Fiction Award should not derive from the author’s real-world experiences and may not also be submitted for the Creative Nonfiction awards. Do not put your name on any submitted manuscript.


Selection will be made by an external judge.


  • Applicants must be current IUPUI undergraduates who have enrolled in an IUPUI creative writing course during past 18 months.
  • Applicants may not have an advanced degree in English or Creative Writing and may not have published fiction in an national circulated magazine nor have a previously published book.


Visit our scholarship application website to apply for this scholarship and others. You must meet the eligibility requirements.

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