English and writing majors at The University of Tampa are at the heart of a vital and innovative literary community. Home of Tampa Review and the University of Tampa Press, the University offers an exciting program of visiting writers. Past guests include Nobel Prize-winning poet and playwright Derek Walcott, Tanning Award and Pulitzer Prize winner W.S. Merwin, as well as authors Tim O'Brien, Jamaica Kincaid, Jane Hamilton, Stephen Dunn and others.The Department of English and Writing offers annual scholarships up to $2,500 per year. Students may also be eligible to receive additional merit or need-based financial aid.