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Portland State University's MFA in Creative Writing program is the only full-time creative writing graduate program in Portland. It has already received national recognition for the quality of its faculty and the success of its students--but becoming one of the premier MFA programs in the country depends upon your support. Please consider donating to one of the funds below.


  • The MFA Fund puts your donation where it can do the most good, by helping to support the program at every level: from bringing visiting writers to campus, to student scholarships, internships, and travel for writing conferences.
  • The Giving Back Fellowship is awarded to students entering their second year on the basis of excellence, need, and standing in the program. It is supported in part by alumni who give back to help those coming after them.
  • The Creative Writing MFA also welcomes support for named scholarships, visiting professorships, and through bequests. Please contact us about making a commitment to Portland's current and future generation of writers.