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Who can apply for a Stegner Fellowship?
Anyone interested in a fellowship is welcome to apply. Please note, however, that prior book publication may suggest to the Admissions Committee a career that has advanced beyond the point when the instruction and workshop critique central to a Stegner Fellowship are most useful in a writer's development.

I’m not a U.S. Citizen. Can I still apply?
Yes. Anyone may apply, regardless of nationality. If accepted, for visa purposes you would be considered a non-matriculated graduate student at Stanford; we would work with you to obtain a J-1 visa.

I’m in my forties; am I too old to apply for the Fellowship?
We have no age requirements for the program. We have accepted people as young as 22 and as old as 75.