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Scholarships

Lancelot Minor Harris Scholarship

The Lancelot Minor Harris Scholarship is an award of $4,600 that seeks to support incoming, first-year, or second-year students from traditionally under-represented populations (such as first-generation, African-American, Hispanic, and financially disadvantaged students), who show significant academic potential and intend to major in English.  The scholarship is renewable up to four years as long as the student majors in English, is enrolled full time, and maintains a minimum overall grade point average of 3.5. This scholarship is not offered for the 2016-17 academic year. 

Marilyn Shiely Coste Memorial Scholarship

The Marilyn Shiely Coste Memorial Scholarship is an award of approximately $1,800 that seeks to support students who have been innovative and strategic in the way they have combined their major with extracurricular opportunities, such as sustained involvement in community literacy outreach programs, professional internships, sustained work as a tutor, or achievement as a published writer.  Eligible students must be English majors at the sophomore or junior level and have a minimum overall grade point average of 3.0.  This scholarship is renewable up to a maximum of two years after the initial award as long as the student remains enrolled full time, maintains a minimum overall grade point average of 3.0, and continues to be involved in sustained and meaningful extracurricular activities. This scholarship will not be available for the 2016-17 academic year. 

Marjorie Elizabeth Peale Memorial Scholarship

The Marjorie Elizabeth Peale Memorial Scholarship is an award of approximately $1,600 that seeks to support financially disadvantaged students at the freshman or sophomore level who show promise of academic excellence in the study of English.  Eligible students must be English majors, have a minimum overall grade point average of 3.0, and demonstrate financial need.  The scholarship is renewable up to a maximum of 3 years after the initial award as long as the student is enrolled full time and maintains a minimum overall grade point average of 3.0. Completed applications must be received by the Department of English by May 24, 2016. 

Download the Marjorie Elizabeth Peale Memorial Scholarship Application

Macy Ezell Cook Scholarship

The Macy Ezell Cook Scholarship is an award of approximately $1,000 that seeks to support students who are writing a Bachelor’s Essay or working on an Independent Study project.  The scholarship in not renewable and will be awarded to the student whose project is deemed especially promising, innovative, or academically substantial.  Students who plan to attend graduate school in the humanities are strongly encouraged to apply for this scholarship. The Bachelor's Essay and Independent Study Proposal form, which you can download below, will serve as the application for this scholarship. All submitted proposals will automatically be considered for this scholarship.

Download the Bachelor's Essay and Independent Study Proposal Form

English Alumni Scholarship Program

The Department's English Alumni Scholarships are funded by faculty and alumni donations. As donations grow, we hope this program will fund a range of scholarships to support student success.

English Alumni Scholarship: Study Abroad

The English Alumni Scholarship for Study Abroad is a $500 award that seeks to support students who will enroll in an approved summer or fall study abroad program. Applicants must be English majors and have a minimum overall grade point average of 3.0. Financial need, though not a requirement, will be taken into consideration. Completed applications must be received by the Department of English by April 7, 2016.

Download the English Alumni Scholarship for Study Abroad Form

English Alumni Scholarship: Financial Need

The English Alumni Scholarship for Financial Need is a $500 award that seeks to support financially disadvantaged students who show promise of academic excellence in the study of English. Applicants must be English majors, have a minimum overall grade point average of 3.0, and demonstrate financial need. Completed applications must be received by the Department of English by April 7, 2016.

Download the English Alumni Scholarship for Financial Need Form

School of Humanities and Social Sciences Awards

For more award opportunities check out those offered by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences.