Robert L. Carothers Distinguished Student Writers Award


The Robert L. Carothers Distinguished Student Writers Award was created to acknowledge Chancellor Carothers’ outstanding contributions to the Minnesota State University System, and to higher education in Minnesota, by providing a way to highlight the work of student writers at Minnesota’s state universities.  This endowment provides one student at each of the state universities a $500 award in the spring of each year. Recommendations are provided by the State Universities. 

This endowed scholarship was created to recognize and reward students who are interested in writing and who excel as writers.

  • Applicant must be enrolled in a state university

  • Applicant must be interested in and excel in writing

  • There is no restriction regarding major, year of study or financial need.

Upon selection, the state university will provide Students United with the recipient's name, grade point average, degree and a sample of the student's writing. At that point Students United will send the scholarship check to the university.

Recommendations for recipients of this award from Minnesota State Universities are accepted through April 1st. For more information, please contact the Director of Development, Christina DeVries at