The Kenneth Andrew Gram Memorial Scholarship

This award – based on financial need for a student “showing a quest for knowledge and curiosity,” who is accepted in the Creative Writing Program and recommended by a faculty member – is presented annually by UC Santa Cruz’s Literature Department.

The scholarship is awarded in memory of Kenneth Andrew Gram, a gifted writer and graduate of UC Santa Cruz’s Creative Writing Program, who passed away in 2009. His parents, John and Dawn Gram, established the Kenneth Andrew Gram Memorial Scholarship Endowment in 2013.


Professor, Literature Department

2020-21 Kenneth Andrew Gram Scholar