Scholarships in English

Esther Forbes Scholarship

Award: $250, Deadline: None

Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and demonstrate financial need and a strong interest in becoming an author.

Dr. A. Barbara Pilon Endowed Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: None

Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and demonstrate an interest in teaching English. Selection is based upon essay submission.

Jim Koressel Memorial Scholarship

Award: $200, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must have a minimum 2.5 GPA, be an English major with a journalism emphasis, and must demonstrate financial need.

Donald M. Brooks Memorial Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must have a minimum 2.5 GPA, gradate from a San Luis Valley high school, and submit an essay completing the statement "Why I feel I deserve this scholarship."

Janet S. Meeker Memorial Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, be a graduate of Chatfield High School and major in English or prejournalism.

Education/Journalism Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: February 5

Applicant must be in financial need and have the potential of being an outstanding educator.

Virginia West English Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: February 5

Applicant must demonstrate leadership abilities and be ready to enter the student internship program.

Kate Howard Cross Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: June 15

Barksdale Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: November 1 (Priority)

Applicant must plan to pursue doctoral studies in literature and have an interest in the African-American experience

Shedd Award

Award: -, Deadline: November 1 (Priority)

  • No Geographic Restrictions
  • No Restrictions
  • English

Douglas Bell Memorial Scholarship

Award: $325, Deadline: None

Applicant must be a freshman majoring in English or theatre.

Alice Admire Memorial Scholarship

Award: $300, Deadline: February 14

Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and 60 credit hours.

  • No Geographic Restrictions
  • No Restrictions
  • English

Craig F. McLean Memorial Scholarship

Award: $250, Deadline: February 14

Applicant must have a minimum 2.5 GPA. Preference given to English or Communication majors and those with a military background.

Paul Pavich Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: February 14

Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and 60 credit hours.

  • No Geographic Restrictions
  • No Restrictions
  • English

Carroll Peterson Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: February 14

Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and 60 credit hours.

Kathryn A. Carpenter Scholarship in English

Award: $400, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must have a minimum 3.2 GPA and be enrolled full-time. Preference is given to applicant who plans to attend graduate school for an eventual career teaching at the university level.

E. Lyle Cooper Memorial Scholarship in English

Award: $900, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must have a minimum 3.25 GPA, be enrolled full-time, and demonstrate financial need.

Steve and Jennifer Corning Scholarship

Award: $550, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must have a minimum 3.5 GPA and be enrolled full-time.

  • No Geographic Restrictions
  • No Restrictions
  • English

Bruce Meyers Memorial English Endowed Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must have a minimum 3.3 GPA, be enrolled full-time, and demonstrate financial need.

Pauline H. Rich Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Award: $1,100, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must have a minimum 3.5 GPA, be enrolled full time, and be an English major, with preference given to applicant with an interest in Literary Arts or Library Science.

Schaffer Family Endowed Scholarship

Award: $450, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, be enrolled full-time, and demonstrate financial need and an interest in linguistics or language study.

Sigma Tau Delta/English Department Textbook Scholarship

Award: $300, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must have a minimum 3.3 GPA, be enrolled full-time, and demonstrate financial need and extracurricular involvement.

Sigma Tau Delta/Melissa Morgan Memorial Textbook Endowed Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must have a minimum 3.3 GPA, be enrolled full-time, and demonstrate financial need and extracurricular involvement.

Marian Bainbridge Elmslie Endowed Scholarship

Award: $150, Deadline: None

Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, demonstrate financial need, and have 90 credits. Preference is given to an Education student majoring in English.

Peter and Regina Schwan Memorial Scholarship

Award: $150, Deadline: None

Applicant must demonstrate scholastic ability and financial need.

Robert Goetzman Scholarship

Award: $150, Deadline: None

Entre Nous Study Club of Lawton

Award: $300, Deadline: April 1 (Priority)

Applicant must be a sophomore, junior, or senior with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Lyle Bergstrom Memorial Scholarship

Award: $1,400, Deadline: March 17

Applicant must be a full-time student entering their first year of an undergraduate English program in the Faculty of Education. Awarded in alternate years to a student entering the Elementary/Secondary Education program.

Publications Internship

Award: -, Deadline: November 1

Applicant must have strong computer skills, outstanding writing, communication, and interpersonal skills, efficient organizational skills and ability to multi-task, and exceptional customer service skills, creativity, and initiative. Cover letter, resume, two writing samples, and two letters of reference are required to be submitted. Internship is for 12 weeks in the spring.

Sehar Saleha Ahmad and Abrahim Ekramullah Zafar Foundation

Award: $10,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a female graduating from an Oregon high school who will major in english at a four-year public or nonprofit college in Oregon. FAFSA and minimum 3.8 GPA required.