The George Bennett Fellowship, endowed by Elias B. M. Kulukundis '55, honors Academy English instructor George Bennett by awarding a one-year fellowship to an author of outstanding promise who has not yet published a book.
The purpose of the George Bennett Fellowship is to provide time and freedom from material considerations to a person seriously contemplating or pursuing a career as a writer. It provides a stipend for one academic year, as well as housing, meals and benefits for this person and family. As Writer in Residence, the Fellow lives in Exeter and makes him- or herself and talents available in an informal way to students interested in writing. The Fellow is provided with an office in the Class of 1945 Library and is invited to give a reading of his or her work during the spring. Copies of the books subsequently published by the Fellows are kept in the Library's Special Collections.