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The 2013/14 Scholarship Application Form is available here.


Congratulations to the following 2012/13 award winners: China Barber (Stokes Undergrad Poetry), Matthew Crutchfield (Department Endowed Scholarship), Austin Blake Cunningham (Shelley Grad, Grad Essay), Rachael Fowler (Stokes Undergrad Fiction, Holmes Scholarship), Brooke Hamilton (McIver Scholarship), Dana Johnson (Stokes Grad Poetry), Joseph Kees (Undergrad Essay), Meg Lundberg (Stephens Scholarship), Abigail Pagan (Dendinger Scholarship), Gregory Pappas (Shelley Undergrad), Jamie Poole (Stokes Grad Fiction), Emily Singh (Dorrill Scholarship), Cade Somers (Richardson Scholarship), and Seth Wells (Stokes Undergrad Creative Non-Fiction).



ENGLISH DEPARTMENT AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

Steve and Angelia Stokes Scholarships

Two Fiction Awards (one graduate and one undergraduate) and two Poetry Awards (one graduate and one undergraduate) to be given spring semester. $1,000 per award. Applicant must be full-time, have taken one poetry course prior to applying and have 2.5 or above GPA.

Father James F. Dorrill Endowed Scholarship

Named after a former member of the English Department, the scholarship provides for an annual award of $1,000 to be given to the English M.A. student who has produced the best critical (as distinct from creative) thesis.  Eligible theses are those defended during the regular academic year (fall or spring term) when the award is made, or during the previous summer term.  If, for whatever reason, a thesis award is not made in a given year, a grant of $1,000 is to be awarded to an outstanding first-year, non-creative-writing graduate student in English, as determined by the graduate faculty.

Katherine Lawrence Richardson Memorial Scholarship

$1,000 to be applied toward tuition and fees awarded to rising senior. Applicant must be full-time English or Secondary Education major and have 2.5 or above GPA.

Jean McIver Scholarship

$500 to be awarded to a rising junior or rising senior English major or African American Studies minor who demonstrates high academic achievement and has a GPA of 2.5 or above.

English Department Endowed Scholarship

Provides an annual award of $500 to an outstanding second-year graduate student who is nominated by the faculty.

Dr. Patricia Stephens Memorial Scholarship

$450 awarded annually to a graduate student for the best essay in Renaissance and/or 17th or 18th century studies in even years, and for a non-designated area of study in odd years. Donated in 2000 by Ms. Lana Silverthorn.

Shelley Memorial Scholarship

Donated by President and Mrs. Gordon Moulton in honor of her mother, this annual scholarship awards $400 to one graduate and one undergraduate student for excellence in poetry writing. Scholarships will be awarded fall semester to an undergraduate and a graduate student for creative writing. Applicant must be full-time, have taken one poetry course prior to applying and have 2.5 or above GPA.

Lloyd Dendinger Memorial Scholarship

Named after a former faculty member in the English Department, the scholarship provides a $100 annual award for an outstanding graduate student essay in American literature.

English Department Graduate Student Essay Contest

Provides an annual award of $100 for the best graduate student essay written during the previous academic year.

English Department Undergraduate Student Essay Contest

Provides an annual award of $100 for the best undergraduate student essay written during the previous academic year.

Bobby Holmes Scholarship

Poet and writer Bobby Holmes was student editor of the journal Negative Capability as a USA student. Donated by his parents and friends in his memory, the Bobby Holmes Scholarship provides a yearly award for the Editor-in-Chief of Oracle. Dr. Larry Holmes, Bobby’s father, is a history professor at USA.

Janet Mahan Summer Humanities Scholarship

Funds summer tuition for a high school teacher of English or History returning to pursue additional work in either discipline. Contact History Department to apply.


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