Scholarships in English/english Literature

Rome Prize Fellowship

Award: -, Deadline: November 1

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident for at least three years at the time of application.

Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in Humanistic Studies

Award: -, Deadline: December 19

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, must plan to enter a Ph.D. program in the humanities, plan a career in college teaching, and present evidence of outstanding academic promise. Applicant must take the GRE test by December 1.

Charlotte W. Newcombe Dissertation Fellowship

Award: $25,000, Deadline: November 12

Applicants must have completed all pre-dissertation requirements. The dissertation can be in any field and must deal with the study of ethical or religious values in some area of human endeavor. Applicants working on D. Min., law, and other professional degrees are not eligible.

Woodrow Wilson Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities

Award: $30,000, Deadline: January 21

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident with a Ph.D. from a U.S. or Canadian institution.

Joseph Henry Jackson Literary Award

Award: -, Deadline: Unknown

Applicant must be between 20 and 35 years of age by deadline and a resident of Nevada or northern California for three consecutive years prior to deadline. Applicant must submit an unpublished work-in-progress: fiction (novel or short story), nonfiction, prose, or poetry. Nonfiction writers who are not recipients of the award may be considered for the $1,000 Special Award for Nonfictional Prose. No separate application is required for the special award.

Special Talent Scholarship

Award: $10,000, Deadline: None

Selection is based upon achievement in an academic area, special talent in the creative arts, demonstrated leadership and service in church, community, or school organizations, or athletic ability.

Vida Dutton Scudder Fellowship

Award: $10,000, Deadline: Early January

Applicant must be a woman and a graduate of Wellesley College who plans further study. Preference is given to those who have not previously held the award. Selection is based upon merit and need.

LIT Scholarship for Excellence

Award: $1,000, Deadline: May 31

Applicant must be a current student member of LIT (which requires being in the top 35% of class, having a minimum 3.5 GPA in at least 12 semester hours of literature, having a 3.0 cumulative GPA, and being in the fifth college semester) who is sponsored by an active chapter. Selection is based upon the quality of the applicant's scholarly or creative writing as evaluated by a committee. Application and writing sample are required.

South Dakota Oratory Contest

Award: $1,000, Deadline: In February

Applicant must be a South Dakota high school student and must compete in and win oratory contest.

Ruth Ingersoll Goldmark Fellowship

Award: $2,500, Deadline: Early January

Applicant must be a woman and a graduate of Wellesley Coll who plans further study. Preference is given to those who have not previously held the award. Selection is based upon merit and need.

Mary McEwen Schimke Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: Early January

Applicant must be a graduate of any American institution, female, age 30 or over, and currently engaged in graduate study in literature and/or history. Preference is given to those in American studies.

Oratorical Contest Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a winner of the Nebraska Department Oratorical Contest.

Elsa Jorgenson Award

Award: $6,000, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Selection is based upon statement of goals, academic merit, faculty recommendations, and financial need. Every applicant must also receive a full tuition remission from another source for the award year.

Clara B. Small Scholarship

Award: $1,200, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be a nontraditional student with a minimum 3.5 GPA who is enrolled at least half-time in the School of Arts and Sciences or the School of Education. One award is for an English major.

Olivia Jackson McGee Endowed Scholarship

Award: $1,100, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must have a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA and be the child or grandchild of a Clemson U tenured professor; if no eligible applicant meets the criteria, the scholarship will be awarded to a student in architecture or English.

Reid-Baskin Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a resident of Newberry or York counties, S.C. and have a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA.

R.L. Gillette Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: March 31

Applicant must be a woman, a U.S. citizen, legally blind, and enrolled full time in a four-year degree program. Selection is based upon transcript, three recommendations, sample performance tape or creative writing sample, and personal statement.

Storer Scholarship in English or History

Award: $12,000, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must have a minimum 3.5 GPA and rank in top tenth of class.

Galen S. Besco Memorial Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must be a resident of Ohio majoring in teacher education with a concentration in english at Shawnee State University. Minimum 3.5 GPA required.

Doris Roethlisberger Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: Mid-February

Applicant must submit writing samples.

Mel Larson Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: Mid-February

Applicant must have an interest in journalism and in using talent for campus organization/publication and must submit writing samples.

Marshall Williams and Grace Cornett Bell Memorial Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must have a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA. Financial need is considered.

Mary Caroline and Robert Oliver Carmichael Memorial Fund Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must have a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA.

Joel W. Collins Sr. Scholarship

Award: $1,200, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must have a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA.

Hardin, Keitt, Hinton Memorial Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA.

Dr. William Calvert Memorial Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: March 1

Opal R. and Opal A. Lovett Scholarship

Award: $1,320, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must have a minimum 2.5 GPA.

Randy Owen Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be an Alabama resident and have a minimum 3.5 GPA (minimum 3.5 GPA in English).

Yvonne Duffy Fund Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must rank in top quarter of class and have a minimum combined SAT score of 970 (composite ACT score of 21). Financial need is considered. Two letters of recommendation required.

Katherine Kantz Conner English Award

Award: $3,000, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and a commitment to teaching.