Partial Tuition Scholarships, Alumni News, and a Networking Event

Current MAE and MAWP students, check your email! The MAE and MAWP programs are offering Partial Tuition Scholarships (PTS) to recognize outstanding academic achievement of students in the English department’s two graduate programs. Partial Tuition Scholarships provide a partial reimbursement for tuition paid for 2011 autumn graduate courses in English taken toward the MAE and MAWP degrees.

You are eligible to apply for a PTS award if:

  • You have already completed at least two English graduate courses toward your MAE or MAWP degree
  • You are enrolled in one or more English graduate classes for the current fall term
  • You have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.7 or higher
  • You are paying your own tuition and fees (without financial assistance from any grant or scholarship agency or employee reimbursement program–student loans are okay.)

Application forms have been emailed to all current MAE and MAWP students, and can also be found on your MAE or MAWP D2L page under “Content.” Completed applications as well as any questions or concerns should be sent to Jan Hickey at The deadline for applications is September 30.


In Alumni News, we have lots to report about one very accomplished alumna. Kristin Fitzpatrick (M.A.W. ’05), earned an MFA from California State University, Fresno, in 2009. She has published short fiction in journals such as Colorado Review and one of her stories was awarded the 2011 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize. Kristin credits Michele Morano’s Travel Narratives class for encouraging her to write every day and read everything she could find.

Kristin has attended conferences such as the Norman Mailer Writers Colony and Squaw Valley Writers Workshop. She teaches literature and writing at Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill, California, and online as part of DePaul’s School for New Learning. For more information about Kristin, please visit


And finally, a career event open to students of all programs. This month’s ASK Networking Breakfast will take place on Tuesday, September 20 from 8am – 9am at the DePaul Club on the 11th Floor of the DePaul Center. Jaime Riesche, Campus Recruiter at Deloitte will lead the discussion on how to be effective at virtual and in-person job fairs and leave a positive lasting impression with employers. Although walk-ins are welcome, please pre-register by sending an email to  Please include your year and major/program when you reply. Visit the ASK Events page for more details.


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