Keller Cushing Freeman Fellowship

The Keller Cushing Freeman Fellowship, to be awarded by the Emrys Foundation, is designed to encourage North and South Carolina residents to pursue post-graduate study in the arts. This fellowship reflects the goals of the Emrys Foundation, whose mission is to nurture emerging and established writers.  Special consideration is given to projects that collaborate across several art forms.

Who may apply for a grant:

■ The Scholarship accepts applications from individuals only.
■ Must be at least 25 years or older.
■ Must be a resident of South Carolina or North Carolina and a citizen of the United States with a Social Security number.
■ Must have completed at least an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university.
■ Must have demonstrated a commitment to the arts that this fellowship would enhance.

Who may not apply:

■ An individual holding elective office or public office may not apply.
■ A person may not apply on behalf of another.
■ Groups, organizations, businesses, and 501(c) (3) tax exempt entities may not apply.
■ Emrys Foundation current Board members and members of their families may not apply.

Additional Information:

■ Grants range from $500 to $1000.
■ Be advised that the Internal Revenue Service considers grant funds to be taxable income.

Project limitations:

■ Tuition grants will be made directly to any accredited academic institution.
■ Grants for creative endeavors will be made to the individual artist.


What the electronic application submission must include:

■ Typed and no more than 2 pages (8-1/2 x 11; .doc or .docx)
■ Your name, e-mail address, phone number and birth date at top of first page
■ Description and duration of the project/class
■ Reason why it will enhance your objective
■ Descriptive item-by-item list of expenses and/or course information for the project
■ Your résumé
■ 2 letters of reference

We notify only the grant recipient, who will be announced on the website. Applications should be e-mailed to by Friday, August 16, 2013. Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. EDT with the subject line: Scholarship submission for [your name]. Instruct letter writers to email references to with the subject line: Scholarship recommendation for [your name].