Myles Poydras Receives Robert Raymond Scholarship

This year’s Robert Raymond Scholarship has been awarded to Myles Poydras, a first-year student in the MFA program.

Set up by adjunct professor Rosalind Gann in honor of her father, the Robert Raymond Scholarship encourages diversity in the classroom by providing support for promising writers who are also members of under-represented minority groups.

"I am more than grateful to receive the Robert Raymond Scholarship," said Poydras. "It is encouraging to be granted this award after what has been such a long year for many. I wish everyone health and mindfulness."

Poydras is from New Orleans, Louisiana, and he got his undergraduate degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri. He has published articles on and

The Robert Raymond Scholarship provides a one-time award of $1000.