Any poet of American birth who is able to spend one year outside the continent of North America. There is no age requirement, and there is no requirement that applicants be enrolled in a university or other education program. While many recent winners have been published poets, there is no requirement that applicants have previously published their work.
The American poet Amy Lowell died in 1925. Her will established an annual scholarship to support travel abroad for gifted American-born poets. The scholarship is administered by the Trustees under her will at the law firm of Choate, Hall & Stewart in Boston, Massachusetts.
The award for the 2013-2014 Scholarship year should be in the area of $52,000. The recipient must agree to spend the year abroad, as the will requires.
Applications must be received by the firm of Choate, Hall & Stewart by October 15.