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Scholarships

The Department of English Awards and Scholarships for 2014

Amounts awarded will likely range from $200 to $3000, to be disbursed in Fall 2014. Although faculty in the Department may invite eligible students to apply for particular scholarships, any student who meets the criteria is welcome to nominate themselves. Awardees will be notified by the end of April. For each award, students should fill out a nomination form in the Department office (C614 Wells Hall) and submit a writing sample in support of their application as described for the particular award, along with any additional materials indicated below.  Deadline for receipt of materials is 1 March 2014.


General Undergraduate Academic Scholarships for English majors


Lois L. Hudson Scholarship: For majors who have taken English 210 or 211H in spring 2012 or later, have a minimum overall GPA of 3.5, and no more than 60 credit hours overall.  Submit a writing sample: a 5-10 page critical essay from any English course (not necessarily 210 or 211H).  Award amount minimum $750.

Carlisle-Pickering Award: For English majors who have completed 30-60 credit hours; minimum overall GPA of 3.7.  Submit a writing sample: a 5-15 page critical essay from any English course.  Award amount minimum $200.

Dr. Ellen Brown Scholarship I: For English majors who have completed 60-90 credit hours; 3.7 GPA or higher in courses in the English Department. Submit a critical essay of no more than 15 pages from any English course and arrange for a faculty member to write a letter of recommendation on your behalf.  Award amount minimum $1000.

James D. Rust Scholarship: For English majors who have completed 60-90 credit hours; 3.7 GPA or higher in courses in the English Department. Submit a critical essay of no more than 15 pages from any English course and arrange for a faculty member to write a letter of recommendation on your behalf.  Award amount minimum $1000.

Estralita Johnson Ward and Lloyd D. Ward Scholarship: For English majors; minimum overall GPA of 3.5; and evidence of participation in cultural activities or community service.  Submit a writing sample (3-10 page critical essay from an English course); and a letter of application addressing your work in the community or on campus.  Arrange for a letter of recommendation from someone qualified to affirm your community or cultural work.  Award amount minimum $400.

Ambrose D. Patullo Scholarship: For English majors with a minimum overall GPA of 3.5 and a committed interest in poetry as a field of study. Submit as a writing sample a critical essay on a poem or poetry or poetics.  Students with an interest in the teaching of poetry, at any level, are especially encouraged to apply.  Award amount minimum $1000.


For English majors accepted into the English Education Certification Program


Dr. Ellen Brown Scholarship II: For English Ed students with more than 80 credits overall, minimum overall GPA or 3.5.  Submit as writing sample a critical essay of no more than 15 pages from any English course and a letter of recommendation from English Dept. faculty member.  Award amount minimum $1000.

Marion Kurtz Croak: For English Ed students with more than 80 credits overall, minimum overall GPA of 3.5.  Submit as writing sample a critical essay of no more than 15 pages from any English course and letter of recommendation from English Dept. faculty member.  Award amount minimum $2000.

For students in the English major with a Concentration in Creative Writing

Arthur N. Athanason Scholarship: For students in the Creative Writing Concentration who will be graduating in winter 2013 or after. Submit a portfolio with at least two writing samples totaling between 10 – 30 pages of work.  Award amount minimum $1000.

Marcia E. Platt and Douglas L. Ruble Scholarship: For students in the Creative Writing Concentration who will be graduating in winter 2013 or after. Submit a portfolio with at least two writing samples totaling between 10 – 30 pages of work.  Award amount minimum $1000.

Jim Cash Creative Writing Award: For students in the Creative Writing Concentration and for TISM majors who will be graduating in Winter 2013 or after.  English/CW majors submit a portfolio with at least two writing samples totaling between 10 – 30 pages of work. (See TISM for that Department’s procedures.)  Award amount minimum $1000.

Knight-Wilhelm Scholarship to attend the Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Workshop: For students in any major interested in participating in the Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writer’s Workshop, held annually in San Diego, California.  See http://clarion.ucsd.edu/ for more information.  Applicants must be admitted directly to the workshop, then apply to the Department of English for the Knight-Wilhem Scholarship, which will cover most if not all of the costs of the workshop.  Award amount varies.

THE PRIZE COMPETITIONS IN CREATIVE WRITING WILL CONTINUE IN 2013

Details TBA

PRIZE ESSAY COMPETITIONS FOR SENIORS:

The Lawson Prize

The Nye Prize (American Literature)

Details for both TBA

For any undergraduate students enrolled in English Department Study Abroad in Ireland Program:

Dr. Louis A. “Andy” Doyle scholarship: The Dublin Summer Program WILL be running in 2043.  Doyle Awards will be available at that time.  Award amount varies.