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(Bend, OR)— Ernie Lindsey recently announced the launch of his MFA scholarship program. The bestselling suspense-thriller novelist wants to help ease the financial burden for students in the U.S. who are currently pursuing a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at an accredited college or university. Complete details about the scholarship, including application requirements, are available at Ernie Lindsey’s website at
“As a full-time author who has been writing fiction for more than twenty years, I understand the longing that many students have to be able to give life to the creative voices in their minds and share their work with the world. However, I also know how difficult the pursuit of this dream can be, both creatively and financially. While each student must find their own way when it comes to creativity, I know how beneficial it can be to having someone help out with their financial burden, and that’s exactly what this scholarship is intended for,” said Ernie Lindsey.
Ernie Lindsey’s MFA scholarship is open to students across the U.S. pursuing a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing with an emphasis or concentration in Fiction, Poetry, or Creative Non-Fiction. Each applicant must submit original work on a topic of their choice in a format specific to their educational concentration. The deadline for submissions is July 1st, 2017. Entries will be reviewed and judged with a winner notified by August 15th, 2017 and prize of $750 awarded upon confirmation. Further details concerning scholarship submissions and deadlines is available at
Lindsey went on to say, “This MFA scholarship represents my personal offering, straight from my own pocket. It is my contribution to one student’s life that will allow them to spend less time stressing out about meeting their financial needs and spend more of it working on their craft. I could not be more excited to launch this scholarship across the nation and am looking forward to reading and enjoying each submission.”
Those who are interested in learning more about Ernie Lindsey’s work or taking advantage of the MFA scholarship opportunity can do so at
About Ernie Lindsey:
Ernie Lindsey grew up in the Appalachian Mountains of southwest Virginia, herding cattle, chopping firewood, and reading everything he could get his hands on. That translated into a long tradition of telling stories verbally that seemed to have no end, according to his wife. Eventually he decided to write these things down, where he would have the freedom of including every detail he thought necessary, and his not-so-captive audience would have the freedom to come and go as they please.
Ernie’s attempts at penning fiction came as a result of taking Oceanography classes that were too technical for his creative genes to comprehend. After a few Creative Writing workshops with the amazing author Sheri Reynolds (author of “The Rapture of Canaan”, an Oprah’s Book Club selection), he knew he’d found the right outlet for his storytelling. Ernie has spent the past 17 years writing fiction and is currently conducting research for his next upcoming novel.