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Tornado Watch for Saratoga County

At 1:30 pm on July 1, The National Weather Service issued a Tornado Watch in effect until 10 PM EDT this evening for Saratoga County.

A Tornado Watch means conditions are favorable for tornadoes and severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch area. Persons in these areas should be on the lookout for threatening weather conditions and listen for later statements and possible warnings on local news websites.

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2016 Scholarship Application Information

We are no longer accepting scholarship applications

IMPORTANT! The application information below is specific to Scholarship Competition Applicants. The scholarship competition is open to students enrolled full-time in undergraduate or graduate programs. You must also be nominated by your creative writing instructor to be eligible. If you are NOT eligible to apply for a scholarship go to the 2016 Non-Scholarship Application Information for information on how to apply.

A complete Scholarship Application includes the following:

Attachment  Requirements

Scholarship Competition Deadlines

To apply you must choose the genre in which you want to be considered – Fiction, Non-Fiction, or Poetry. Below is the list of 2016 workshops.

Workshop Title

Two-Week Options (non-credit)

Four-Week Options (credit & non-credit)


July 4 – 15, 2016: Elizabeth Benedict and Victoria Redel (one week each)

July 18 – 29, 2016: Adam Braver and Cristina Garcia (one week each)

July 4 – 29, 2016: Benedict, Redel, Braver, Garcia


July 4 – 15, 2016: Howard Norman and Mary Gaitskill (one week each)

July 18 – 29, 2016: Amy Hempel and Paul Harding (one week each)

July 4 – 29, 2016: Norman, Gaitskill, Hempel, Harding


July 4 – 15, 2016: Joanna Scott and Claire Messud (one week each)

July 18 – 29, 2016: Rick Moody (both weeks)

July 4 – 29, 2016: Scott, Messud, Moody


July 4 – 15, 2016: Memoir & Personal Essay with Phillip Lopate (both weeks)

July 18 – 29, 2016: Miscellaneous Forms (including memoir) with James Miller (both weeks)

July 4 – July 29, 2016: Lopate and Miller (two weeks each)


July 4 – 15, 2016: Campbell McGrath and Carolyn Forche (one week each)

July 18 – 29, 2016: Peg Boyers (both weeks)

July 4 – 29, 2016: McGrath, Forche, Boyers


July 4 – 15, 2016: Master Class with Frank Bidart (both weeks)

July 18 – 29, 2016: Advanced and Master Class with Henri Cole (both weeks)

July 4 – 29, 2016: Bidart and Cole (two weeks each)

IMPORTANT! Once you start your application, you will need to complete it in its entirety. The system won’t allow you to make changes once the application has been submitted. If you close the browser you will lose all of your information.

Once you’ve decided which genre you want to apply for, select the link for the 2016 Scholarship Application for that  particular genre below.

2016 FICTION Scholarship Application

2016 NON-FICTION Scholarship Application 

2016 POETRY Scholarship Application

International Students

In accordance with U.S. Federal regulations, all non-U.S. Citizens must have a student visa to study in the United States. You may not attend Skidmore on a tourist visa.  If you are an international student please view International Student Visa Info.