Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Announcing the ELF Scholarship!

Full Tuition Scholarship for a TCU Student Writer
Seventh Annual Sandra Brown Excellence in Literary Fiction (ELF) Scholarship

Are you a TCU student with a passion for writing? Do you know someone who is? Apply for the ELF Scholarship!

The Sandra Brown Excellence in Literary Fiction Scholarship was established by Sandra and Michael Brown to provide a full tuition scholarship to a TCU student who demonstrates both academic excellence and significant potential as a fiction writer.  The scholarship will be given to a rising junior with 54 or more credit hours and will provide full tuition for the junior and senior years.  Transfer students are welcome to apply.

How to apply: Interested students must submit a writing portfolio of 50 to 70 pages.  The portfolio must include an example, or examples, of the student’s original fiction—either short stories or part of a longer work—and a reflective introduction that discusses the student’s writing, goals, and interests.  Two letters of recommendation are required, and these letters must discuss the student as a writer.  To keep the scholarship, recipients must be an English or Writing major, maintain a 3.0 GPA or better, and remain active in TCU’s literary culture.

Deadline: Portfolios may be submitted either in hard copy or ecopy.  If submitted as hard copy, portfolios must be sent to the TCU English Department Office, 314 Reed Hall, no later than 5 p.m., on Friday, December 5, 2014.  If submitted as ecopy, they must be sent to by the same deadline.

For further information: Contact Dr. Dan Williams at, or call 817-257-5907. 

For more specific information concerning the construction and submission of portfoliosgo to

History of the ELF Scholarship:
The ELF scholarship was created by Michael Brown to honor his wife, bestselling novelist Sandra Brown. The author of 79 novels, 65 of which have appeared in the New York Times bestseller list, Sandra Brown has sold more than 80 million books worldwide. She was a 4.0 English major at TCU and received an honorary doctorate from the University in 2006.