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How to Apply

Lloyd Scholars for Writing and the Arts (LSWA) is accepting applications for the 2024-2025 Academic Year.

Once you have been admitted to U-M Ann Arbor, incoming first-year students can apply via the Michigan Learning Communities (MLC) application. If you are a transfer student, please email us at for more information about how to apply.

Application Essays

There will be two application essay questions. Since the MLC application does time out, we recommend writing out your answers beforehand, so you can copy and paste them into the application form. 

Here is the Michigan Learning Communities question: 

The Michigan Learning Communities are committed to building communities of engaged and enthusiastic students from a variety of backgrounds and perspectives. In what ways would you contribute to your Michigan Learning Community and bring a unique perspective or viewpoint? (Suggested word count: 150-300 words.) 

Here's the LSWA specific question:

Describe a recent creative project (such as poetry, performance, visual arts, music, dance, theater, fiction, journalism, etc.) that demonstrates your interest in writing and the arts. How does it speak to your passions, leadership, or the ways you approach creative challenges? (One paragraph.)

Important Application Deadlines

Sunday, April 7, at 11:59 pm (EST) - MLC Early Review Application Deadline
Wednesday, April 17, at 5 pm (EST) - MLC Early Review Decision Notifications
Monday, May 6, at 11:59 pm (EST) - MLC Application Final Deadline
Friday, May 17, at 5 pm (EST) - Final MLC Decision Notifications

(If there are any changes to these deadlines, we will update them here.)

Have questions? Learn more.

We encourage prospective students to come talk with us at a Campus Day or attend a LSWA Live Chat to connect with current LSWA student leaders and learn more about our program.

Don't hesitate to reach out to with any questions, and good luck! We cannot wait to read your application