Writing Resource Assistantship

Description: Assistantship to support the promotion and education of best practices for scholarly writing.


Renewable: Yes


Application Deadline: July 23, 2012


Amount of Award: 30% reduction in tuition, up to $4,000 per fellowship; opportunity to earn an additional $2,000 in compensation


Advanced standing, defined as students who, by the end of the Summer 2012 semester, have had two consecutive terms at full-time enrollment; i.e., 9+ credit hours per semester, since matriculating to Forest.

Criteria for Selection:

Recipients will be selected based on:

  1. Interest in developing support for graduate writing at Forest.
  2. Scholarly writing ability.
  3. GRE Writing Score.
  4. Financial need.
  5. Preference may be given to students enrolled in the doctoral program in clinical psychology.


Materials Required for Consideration:

  1. Completed FEETS Application Form;
  2. Vita;
  3. 400+ word written statement indicating student’s interest in supporting the writing center at Forest.
  4. Submission of an original work of scholarly writing produced by the applicant in support of academic coursework at Forest. This can also include written work in support of student’s thesis or doctoral project.
  5. Letter of recommendation from someone familiar with the applicant’s writing ability and/or ability to work with peers in a skill-building capacity.
  6. Documented financial eligibility for federal student aid; i.e., submission of FAFSA.


Expected Outcomes:

Recipients of the Writing Resource Assistantship will be required to contribute at least four (4) hours to the project weekly and document those hours through submission of weekly timesheets to the work study office. Timesheets must be signed by the faculty/administrative sponsor assigned to supervise fellows throughout the year. Writing Center Resource Assistants are paid directly for these hours at a rate of $10 per hour. This compensation is paid above and beyond the base tuition reduction associated with this fellowship, and each fellow can earn up to $2,000 in this manner during the academic year.