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Registration and Financial Aid

Online registration will open October 18, 2016, and applications will be considered in order of receipt.

Participants may apply for the program in one of two ways:

1. By applying individually online.

2. Via nomination by their medical or graduate school, an option designed for those whose tuition will be funded by their home institutions. In this case, the medical or graduate school supervisor may submit individual registration forms online or by mail for sponsored participants. The supervisor may then collect required work samples and forward them separately to the Institute by May 15, 2017. See special payment instructions for group registrations below.

Application Essay

Applications should be accompanied by a short essay (about 500 words) describing the applicant’s research project, writing plans, and reasons for taking the workshop. This essay will assist instructors in assigning participants to seminar sections and in preparing for individual advising sessions. After admission to the institute, you will be asked to submit a short writing sample: a work in progress, such as part of a research paper, a grant proposal, or a fellowship application.

Tuition Payment

Tuition for the program is $1,500 per person, which includes room and board and all classes, lectures, and special events. Participants can secure their places in the workshop with a nonrefundable deposit of $500 per person; the balance of tuition is due May 15, 2017.

For Institutions Registering Multiple Applicants:

You may pay deposits online with each application or by single payment for all deposits via check. If you intend to pay by check, please notify with the names of your multiple applicants registered online, the total deposit amount you are sending, and the name and address of the individual who should receive the invoice for the tuition balance, which is due May 15, 2017.

Kenyon Institute Financial Aid and Scholarships

The Kenyon Institute has received contributions allowing it to offer a limited amount of scholarship support for the following Kenyon Institute programs: Kenyon Playwrights Conference, Kenyon Institute in Biomedical and Scientific Writing, and Beyond Walls: Spiritual Writing at Kenyon.

Financial aid will be awarded on the basis of demonstrated writing talent and demonstrated financial need. Because resources are limited, preference will be given to those who can provide a portion of their workshop fee, and most successful applicants will make a commitment to fund at least 25% of the total workshop expense ($375 of the $1,500 cost). The majority of awards are $1,000 or less.  

Please provide the following materials to complete your application:

Completed applications should be sent to:

Kenyon Review
Kenyon College
102 W Wiggin Street
Gambier, OH 43022

Please direct any questions to  740-427-5207, or email,