Scholarships in English

Buerkle Scholarship

Award: $10,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a graduate of a Jackson, Klamath, or Josephine County high school who will pursue a degree in english, journalism, math, music or physical education at a public or nonprofit college or university. FAFSA required. Preference given to nontraditional students attending a college in Oregon with a 3.6 GPA or higher.

Harry and Arlene Bohr Scholarship Fund

Award: $50,000, Deadline: May 1

Applicant must be a resident of Blackford County planning to pursue post secondary education in composition, creative writing, english, journalism, or other writing-related fields.

Marjorie Stonehill- English, Journalism & Creative Arts Scholarship

Award: $750, Deadline: May 1

Applicant must be a graduating senior from a Boone County high school who will major in creative arts, english, or journalism and is in the top 30% of their class. Essay and minimum 3.0 GPA required.

Persis McClure Hurst Memorial Scholarship

Award: $1,270, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be a graduating senior from a Knox County high school who plans to attend an Indiana college or university and either demonstrates interest or will major in english or history.

Tampa Writing Scholars

Award: $2,500, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be a new entering student (fall term entry only) with a minimum 3.2 GPA and combined SAT Reasoning score of 1100 (composite ACT score of 24). Applicant must plan to major in English and writing and join the staff of a University of Tampa student publication. Exceptional potential for achievement in English or writing is required to be demonstrated.

Ragsdale-Johnson Scholarship

Award: $3,000, Deadline: May 1

Applicant must be majoring in engineering, english, history, languages, math or science at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville or Little Rock.

William J. and Loretta M. O'Neil Scholarship

Award: $8,000, Deadline: March 30

Applicant must be a resident of western Massachusetts who will pursue post-secondary education in english, journalism or a related field.

Charles C. and Mary Lou Miles Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a graduating senior from an Oklahoma City high school who will pursue post-secondary education in english or industrial education. Minimum 3.0 GPA required.

Bennie Raine Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a graduating senior from Moore High School who will major in english or journalism. Minimum 3.0 GPA required.

Barbara H. Ferrin Endowed Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: March 15

Applicant must be an incoming freshman student who will be majoring in English, history, political science, pre-law, or philosophy. Minimum 3.5 GPA and minimum combined SAT Reasoning score of 1250 (composite ACT score of 28) required.

Nelson DeMille Endowed Scholarship in English

Award: -, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must be an entering freshman at Hofstra University who will major in English and has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement.

Blanche Crawford Endowed Educational Award

Award: $3,000, Deadline: December 1

Applicant must be a full-time female student at Franklin College pursuing a degree in english.

Bree Elizabeth Miller Memorial Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: March 3

Applicant must be a graduate of Hendersonville High School who plans to attend a two- or four-year college or university. Preference will be given to applicants who are pursuing a degree in English or international studies, though others will be considered. Minimum 3.0 GPA and financial need are required.

Signet Classics Student Scholarship Essay Contest

Award: $1,000, Deadline: April 14

Applicant must be a United States high school junior or senior student. Essay on the book Beowulf is required.

Christopher W. Keyser Undergraduate Scholarship

Award: $1,500, Deadline: July 31

Applicant must be enrolled in a four-year college or university program in the United States with an interest in the legal or criminal justice fields. Applicant must be actively pursuing a degree in one of the following areas of study: communications, criminal justice, English, history, journalism, political science, or pre-law studies. Essay required.

Undergraduate Scholarship

Award: $2,500, Deadline: February 27

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen who is member of one of the following ethnic groups: African American/Black, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino, or Native American/Alaska Native. Must be a full-time undergraduate student majoring in public relations, marketing, advertising, anthropology, communications, English, graphic design, or sociology. Minimum 2.75 GPA, reference letter, resume, and unofficial transcript OR acceptance letter required.

Graduate Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: February 27

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen who is member of one of the following ethnic groups: African American/Black, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino, or Native American/Alaska Native. Must be a full-time graduate student who has a minimum of two academic semesters or one year left to complete master's degree majoring in public relations, marketing, advertising, anthropology, communications, English, graphic design, or sociology. Minimum 3.2 GPA, reference letter, resume, and unofficial transcript required.

Graduate Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: n/a

Applicant must be a new graduate student who has been accepted into one of the eligible academic programs and will enroll in at least six credits.

Kathryn Louise Davison Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: n/a

Applicant must be a graduating senior from Mansfield High School in Massachusetts who intends to major in English or teaching. Academic excellence, involvement in extracurricular activities and financial need must be demonstrated.

Hitched Wedding Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: November 30

Applicant must be a high school senior, undergraduate or graduate student in Canada, the U.S. or the United Kingdom. Special consideration is given to students majoring in English/creative writing, journalism, fashion or design. Applicant must write a 600- to 800-word blog post on a wedding topic.

Margaret Bragg

Award: -, Deadline: March 1

Applicants must be full-time undergraduates at Jacksonville State University with a concentration in English. Students must be a graduate of a high school in Calhoun County, Alabama.

Miriam Perrin Creel

Award: -, Deadline: February

Applicants must be enrolled at Judson College. Students must be pursuing the study of English or humanities. Applicants must demonstrate character, merit and need.

Lucile Davis Harlan

Award: -, Deadline: February

Applicants must be enrolled at Judson College. Students must be majoring in English or Spanish.

Margaret O?Bryan Brodnax Endowed Scholarship Fund for Excellence in Writing

Award: -, Deadline: February 15

Applicants must be first or second year students at Samford University. Students must be majoring in English and show promise in scholarly writing.

Gaines S. Dobbins English Scholarship Fund

Award: -, Deadline: February 15

Applicants must be enrolled at Samford University. Students must be majoring in English with the intent of pursuing a career in English.

Myrtis Tureman Kurz Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: February 15

Applicants must be enrolling at Samford University. Student must major in English.

David Ingram Purser, Sr., and David Ingram Purser, Jr., Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: February 15

Applicants must be enrolling at Samford University. Students must be majoring in English.

James L. Treadway Memorial Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: February 15

Applicants must be enrolling at Samford University. Students must major in English and demonstrate outstanding character and scholarship.

Joseph L. And Dora Evelyn King Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: February 15

Applicants must be enrolling at Samford University. Students must major in English and demonstrate academic achievement.

English Faculty Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: February 15

Applicants must be enrolled at Samford University. Students must be majoring in English.