Klein Fellowship in Creative Writing and Social Justice to be Awarded to a New M.F.A. Student
December 15, 2016
Contact: Public Affairs
The University of Baltimore's newly announced Michael F. Klein Fellowship in Creative Writing and Social Justice will be awarded to a student beginning the University's M.F.A. in Creative Writing & Publishing Arts program next fall.
The award—provided by UB alumnus Michael F. Klein, B.A. '76—aims to emphasize the role of the arts in calling attention to issues of social justice and injustice in American society.
The application for fellowship requires a piece of original writing that demonstrates artistic merit and shows a strong interest in the pursuit of social justice. The fellowship will include a three-year tuition waiver and a graduate teaching assistantship with a stipend.
Michael Klein is a member of the Klein family, whose endowment to UB established the Klein Family School of Communications Design in 2013.
"This is an incredible opportunity for us. More and more applicants are already invested in making positive change through their work," said Kendra Kopelke, associate professor and director of the M.F.A. "And, as an urban school, we are uniquely poised to engage with the community in creative ways."
The deadline for applications to the M.F.A. program and for the Klein fellowship is Feb. 15, 2017.
For more information, application requirements and submission procedures, go here.
The University of Baltimore is a member of the University System of Maryland and comprises the College of Public Affairs, the Merrick School of Business, the UB School of Law and the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences.