Davey Fellowship in Creative Writing

University School's Davey Fellowship Program offers a variety of independent study opportunities to a talented group of creative writers. Whether a boy is interested in writing short stories, plays, poems, novels, song lyrics, or essays, he may pursue his particular interest under the advisement of a faculty member with a special expertise in that area.

Thanks to an endowment in the name of Hugh Davey '64, Davey Fellows undertake extensive projects in writing fiction, drama, or poetry. In the past, students have written novels, screen plays, sonnets, and dramas. Students read from their works in school-wide assemblies. In addition, the program frequently invites poets, novelists, playwrights, and journalists to speak in assembly and to students, sometimes on an individual basis.

Rising sophomores, juniors, or seniors, who are not pursuing a Strnad Fellowship, are invited to submit requests to be considered for a Davey Fellowship in the spring of each year. If a student opts for a Davey Fellowship in the 12th grade, then he is required to pursue a writing project for his Senior Experience.

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Shaker Heights Campus

20701 Brantley Road
Shaker Heights, Ohio 44122
GRADES Junior K-8
Phone: 216-321-8260

Hunting Valley Campus

2785 SOM Center Road
Hunting Valley, Ohio 44022
Phone: 216-831-2200
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