The Ellen Reid Writing Award is given each year to support a UCSB student pursuing a career that involves writing or publishing. The award was established by Doug and Irene Fogelson to honor the legacy of Ellen Reid, Santa Barbara’s “book shepherd”. Ms. Reid was an award-winning writer and a consultant to independent authors for many years. The award continues her passion for guiding beginning writers by providing a scholarship of $2,500 to an undergraduate student in the Professional Writing Minor. Two honorable mention awards of $500 each will also be given.
Interested Minor students should submit their minor application portfolio to the Writing Program's undergraduate advisor (South Hall 3432D). They should also write a response to the prompt below in no more than 300 words and send this via email to Patrick McHugh, Chair of the Professional Writing Minor Committee, at email@example.com.
For the 2020-21 award, applications will be due before 4:00 p.m. on Friday, March 5.
A panel of Writing Program faculty will judge the applications and the award will be announced before the end of winter quarter.
Please explain how you envision writing to be an important part of your prospective career and your life after graduation.
Important information for applicants
If you are receiving financial aid, this award could impact your financial aid status. Please consult with your financial aid officer before applying for the award.