» Scholarships & Financial Aid

Wilkinson students graduateChapman University and Wilkinson College's Department of English work together to ensure students have access to the necessary funds for school.

Money from scholarships and financial aid may be put towards paying tuition, fees, room and board, books and supplies for all classes taken at Chapman.

+ - Financial Aid

Undergraduate and graduate students may apply for financial aid through Chapman University. All financial aid applications are processed at the University level, and not by the individual colleges. 

For more information, visit the Financial Aid Office webpage.

+ - Undergraduate Scholarships

Talent awards are available for students majoring in Creative Writing (BFA) or the Journalism emphasis (BA). Applications for Fall Semester are due April 1; applications for Spring Semester are due November 1.

Click on the appropriate link below to learn more about each scholarship, and to access the related application. The applications are Adobe PDF and will require the free Adobe Reader to open them.

Creative Writing Application

Journalism Application (incoming freshman and transfer students)

Marshutz Undergraduate Journalism Award (current undergraduate students)

+ - Graduate Programs


The English Department offers three fellowships each year to select incoming MFA students with an annual stipend of $18,000 plus full tuition remission for the program. Additional full-tuition fellowships are available on a limited basis.

All MFA applicants for fall semester admission are considered for the fellowships. To be considered, the application must be received by February 1. To find out more about these fellowships and other scholarships, please contact Graduate Programs Coordinator Allison DeVries at devries@chapman.edu.


Graduate students are selected for certain scholarships at the discretion of the Department. If you are selected, you will be notified of your selection via letter and/or email; the notification will include information on the scholarship's name, amount of funds to be dispersed, and date by which you must confirm your acceptance of the scholarship.


The Graduate Assistantships for MFA students function like work-study in that a student earns an hourly wage for 5-10 hours per week. Each graduate assistant is assigned to a particular faculty member to assist with a course, a reading series, a website, research tasks or other projects. Opportunities vary from semester to semester, and students gain hands-on experience to help them consider a variety of career options.

For more information, contact the English Department office during business hours or via email to the department chair.

Teaching Associates

All graduate students (MA, MFA, Dual Degree and 4+1) in the English Department at Chapman University are eligible to apply to participate in the Department’s popular and competitive Graduate Teaching Associate (GTA) program at the end of their first year of study and after taking ENG 580: Teaching Composition (offered every spring semester). Selected graduate students earn a stipend and develop valuable experience teaching composition in a theoretically-informed and supportive environment, especially useful for those who wish to pursue teaching careers at community colleges or four-year universities and/or who wish to continue on to PhD programs.

For more information, contact the English Department office during business hours or via email to the department chair.