Phillips Exeter Academy

George Bennett Fellowship

To assist, for one year, a candidate who hopes to make a professional career of writing. The Fellowship honors the memory of George Bennett ’23, who taught English at the Academy from 1929 to 1965, and aims to perpetuate his strong interest in creative writing. The Fellowship was established by a former student of George Bennett. The stipend is $15,570, plus housing and meals. This position also offers medical and dental insurance, long-term disability coverage and access to an employee assistance program. To work towards the completion of a manuscript of a book; and at times to be accessible for conversation with students interested in writing, while residing in Exeter, New Hampshire, for the academic year, September–June. No specific duties beyond these are required. The candidate must demonstrate a professional interest in writing and must have a manuscript in progress that he or she needs freedom to complete.

For more information or to apply, visit  The application window is September 1–30th each year. 

Contact Information

Todd Hearon, English Instructor, George Bennett Fellow Committee Chair
20 Main Street
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