The TalNexus Scholarship
Up to $4,000 for MFA Students


What is the TalNexus Scholarship?

The TalNexus Scholarship for a Master in Fine Arts Degree offers grants of up to $4,000 for storytellers (writers and filmmakers) pursuing degrees in Masters in Fine Arts.  The award recognizes applicants of demonstrated talent in their craft and a commitment to exploring themes of individuality, community and innovation – broadly imagined – in their works.

Scholarship winners will be automatically accepted into Taliesin Nexus’ Writers Workshop (or the Film Lab, if more applicable).  Our workshops are entirely free, including tuition and room and board.  We also provide travel stipends of up to around $400 for those coming from out of state.

Who can apply?

Successful applicants will have the following:

  •  A background in writing or filmmaking, such as an appropriate degree (e.g., English, creative writing, film) or writing or filmmaking work experience, such as in journalism, copywriting, or video production;
  •  Written works of fiction (e.g., novel, short story, screenplay) or non-fiction (book or feature article);
  •  Must be admitted to an accredited MFA program in good standing.
When will the application open?

Applications for the 2019-2020 academic year are currently closed. Applications for the 2020-2021 academic year will open in May 2020 and close in September 2020.

Please email with any questions.

In the meantime, stay connected with TN’s writing programs by submitting your creative writing to our magazine, You can do so by emailing