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2018 Kaspar T. Locher Summer Creative Scholarships competition

Announcing the 2018 Kaspar T. Locher Summer Creative Scholarships competition 

Four $1800 scholarships to support work in creative writing, visual arts, theater, dance, and music will be awarded again this year. The competition is open to all Reed students who are returning next fall. Application materials, including letters of recommendation, must be submitted to Michael Knutson by Friday, March 30, at 6 p.m.

Applications must include the following:

  1. A 500-750 word description of your proposed project and an additional 500 word statement on your previous work and experiences that has prepared you for carrying out this project. Submit the proposal and statement as a single PDF document to
  2.  Recommendations from two persons, one of them a member of the Reed faculty, who can comment on the merits of your project and your ability to carry it out. These letters should also be sent via email to with your name in the subject heading
  3. Examples of previous work you have done within the area of your proposal. The number of works may vary according to media, but creative writing submissions (a collection of poems, two or three short stories, or an excerpt of a longer work) should not exceed 25 pages; no more than twenty examples of visual art work; no more than 15 minutes of music or video works. Creative writing examples must be submitted as a single PDF document, and visual arts examples on a single PDF document, each image no larger than 1900 x 1000 pixels. Each image should be labeled with title, medium, size and date of creation. Music examples may be submitted as MP3 files or linked to a website. Video examples may be submitted as MOV files, or linked to Youtube or your own website. 

For more information, contact Michael Knutson or visit:

Posted on Mar 1, 2018

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