Tillie Olsen Prize - Creative Writing/Women Gender


  • Awarding Department: Creative Writing and Women and Gender Studies
  • Scholarship Intent: To award one $500 prize this year. This award is named after the late Tillie Olsen to carry forward her fight for racial, economic, and social justice through artistic expression. It recognizes students who are carrying this legacy forward through art. A student will be chosen by their submission of a social justice creative writing piece. This creative piece can be but not limited to: a poem, a short story, a play, original music lyrics, a comic, a visual/film poem or story, a monologue, a creative autobiography or biography, or even a research paper.
  • Criteria: The prize will be awarded annually, alternatively to an undergraduate student currently attending SF State majoring in Creative Writing or Women and Gender Studies(WGS).
  • Major: Multiple: Creative Writing or Women and Gender Studies
  • Class Level: Undergrad: Any, Grad: N/A
  • Enrollment Status: Continuing
  • Enrollment Requirement: Undergrad: 1 UNIT; Grad: N/A
  • Financial Need as determined by the FAFSA and/or CA Dream App: Not a Requirement
  • Citizenship: Any
  • GPA: HS GPA: N/A; Undergrad GPA: N/A; Grad GPA: N/A
  • Contact Person: Creative Writing
  • Campus Address: HUM 573
  • Street Address: 1600 Holloway Ave, San Francisco, California 94132
  • Phone Number: (415) 338-1810
  • Email: wgsdept@sfsu.edu
  • Web page: https://wgsdept.sfsu.edu/scholarships
  • Number of Awards: 1

Women and Gender Studies
Supplemental Questions
  1. Are you an undergraduate Creative Writing or Women and Gender Studies major who will be enrolled full time in Spring 2024? (if not, you are not eligible for this scholarship)
  2. Please upload your entry for the Tillie Olsen Prize.