Writing Fellows Program

Established in 2012, the Writing Fellows Program supports cadets and faculty as they research, experiment with, and ultimately contribute to high-level conversations about writing and communication. Our mission is to explore how all of us can perform more imaginatively and effectively as scholars, teachers, and professionals across the disciplines.

All cadets invited to enroll in this highly-selective Program demonstrate superior promise as writers and communicators and access an array of interdisciplinary opportunities. Faculty leaders in the Program support their development as scholars and teachers as they complete academic courses, staff the Mounger Writing Center, attend and present at conferences in the field, as well as pursue independent studies and personal writing projects.

Interdisciplinary from its start, with affiliated cadets now majoring in almost every USMA department, the Writing Fellows Program was aligned under the larger West Point Writing Program in 2016.


Through rigorous coursework and close faculty mentorship, cadets selected as Writing Fellows system develop themselves and their peers as effective communicators. 

Apply to join the Writing Fellows Program.



Cadet writing fellows take a rigorous, two-semester course sequence that immerses them in the theories and practices of writing and writing pedagogy. 


Cadet Writing Fellows present original scholarship at juried regional and national conferences, including annual conferences hosted by the International Writing Center Association, the New England Writing Center Association, and the Mid-Atlantic Writing Center Association, and the First Year Composition (FYC) hosted by the University of Connecticut. 


The Writing Fellows Program sponsors guest speakers, workshops, trips, and other enrichment experiences - all with the aim of helping cadets and faculty become stronger, more effective communicators.