Marianne Hedges Award for Excellence in Poetry

This $150 award is for an outstanding poem by an undergraduate or graduate female student. Any woman who has enrolled in an IUPUI creative writing class last year may apply. The award is given in memory of Marianne Hedges, a former IUPUI student and a fine poet.


The number, amount, and recipient of the Prize will be determined in a blind reading competition by an external judge chosen by English Department faculty in the School. The judge selected may not have taught at IUPUI in the year prior to judging the contest. Judging criteria will be maintained within the English Department and from time to time reviewed and revised as circumstances change.


Students may submit up to three poems.

Do not put your name on any submitted manuscript.


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

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