Dorothy and Wedel Nilsen Literary Prize for first Novel, Writer in Residence Program Endowment

This fund to help support writers is established by Wedel Nilsen in memory of his beloved wife, Dorothy Nilsen. The purpose of this fund is for 1) the annual Dorothy and Wedel Nilsen Prize for a First Novel Competition, 2) graduate student scholarships for students in the Masters in English: Professional Writing program, and 3) a Visiting Author short residency once a semester.