Become a Fellow
Writing Fellows @ UW-Madison
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Thank you for your interest in applying to the Writing Fellows program!

Becoming a Fellow is both an honor and a serious commitment. As you decide whether to apply, keep in mind that applicants to the Writing Fellows program must be currently enrolled UW-Madison students in good standing with the University. To be considered for the program, applicants must have at least two semesters remaining at the University. Students selected to be Fellows must enroll in a three-credit, writing-intensive honors seminar on tutoring writing across the curriculum This seminar examines fundamental theories about writing and provides a forum in which Fellows share their experiences as tutors and as writers.

All Writing Fellows (including those who are new to the Program) are assigned to work with a faculty member who is teaching a writing-intensive or Communications B course. Each Fellow assists 10-15 students in the class, reading drafts, giving thoughtful written feedback, and holding individual conferences with students to offer suggestions for revision. For their service, Writing Fellows receive an $1000 honorarium per semester.

Applications are due in March of each year. New Fellows begin their work the following September. If you are interested in learning more about the program, attend one of our information sessions. At these sessions, you will hear from current Fellows about their experiences and be able to ask any questions you have.

If you applied to be a Writing Fellow starting in fall 2015, thank you for your application! We are currently reviewing applications. We will select 30–40 finalists for a 30 minute interview. If you are selected for an interview, you can expect to hear from us by the end of March. Interviews take place during the first two weeks of April and notifications will be sent out by the end of April if you are accepted to the Program. We realize that this is a lengthy process and we appreciate your patience. We receive more than 65 applications each year and we want to be sure that we review every application carefully.