Department of English

Writing Awards

The Truman Capote Literary Trust Awards

The Truman Capote Literary Trust has been the program's major benefactor for over a decade, providing two annual scholarships, used to be $13,000 (but is much less now) to continuing Xavier students. Scholarship winners are chosen on the merit of manuscripts, by a judge who is a professional creative writer and who has no affiliation with Xavier University. Past judges have included Toi Derricote, Percival Everette, John Gery, Mona Lisa Saloy, Lorenzo Thomas and Kay Murphy. The Trust also supports the graduate writing programs at The University of Iowa, Stanford University, The University of Alabama, and Rutgers University.