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L.M. & Marcia McQuern Endowed Graduate Award in Non-fiction Writing

L.M. & Marcia McQuern Endowed Graduate Award in Non-fiction Writing


Creative Writing D01035


Graduate Student Support

History and Purpose:

Following a distinguished career in journalism, Marcia McQuern retired in 2002 as President of the Press-Enterprise Company in Riverside. She served as a Trustee of the UC Riverside Foundation from 1996 to 2005, and was then named Associate Vice Chancellor of External Relations in UCR's University Advancement unit.

Marcia and her husband Mac recognized the critical need for undergraduate and graduate students support. In 2003, in order to encourage graduate students majoring in Creative Writing pursuing the study of non-fiction writing, they established the L.M. and Marcia McQuern Graduate Award in Non-Fiction Writing.

Selection and Guidelines:

The Chair of the Creative Writing Department selects a committee to screen applicants and make recommendations to the Chair. The Financial Aid office or the Graduate Division may be consulted to determine student need.

 Request for Information:

Laila Lalami
Associate Professor
Creative Writing
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