Scholarship alert! Department of English Language and Literature Undergraduate Scholarships

The following scholarships are available. The deadline is March 25, 2016.

 Roberson Scholarship for Excellence in English Studies (Excellence, Outside Reach, Majors): This scholarship is intended to support students who plan to disseminate their work in some significant way beyond the EMU classroom.  Examples of this wider reach might include giving a presentation at an academic conference, using research in future teaching, or performing community service and/or service-learning that clearly links back to intellectual pursuits.  This scholarship comes with an award of no less than $1,000 and potentially as much as $2,000.

Students applying for the award must be undergraduate students in the Department of English Language and Literature (any program area) with a GPA of at least 3.0.  Applications are due in hard copy to the English Department in Pray-Harrold (6th Floor) and should be directed to the attention of Professor Melissa Jones.  Students who do not receive the award upon first application are encouraged to reapply the next year.  Deadlines are listed below.  To apply, a student must submit the following:

Coversheet including:

  • Full Name and e-mail address
  • Student Number
  • Local Address
  • Permanent Address
  • Local Phone Number
  • Permanent Phone Number

A one-page summary of the following information:

  • Major
  • Class Level
  • Cumulative GPA
  • GPA in Major
  • Current Enrollment Hours
  • Planned Enrollment Hours Next Semester

A short essay (500-700 words) describing academic and professional goals and achievements, including a statement explaining how the student plans to disseminate his/her work.

Students who win this award will be expected to submit a follow-up report that explains how the scholarship helped the student to meet his/her goals.  This should be submitted to Professor Jones within six months of the award’s disbursement.

Irene Little Wallace Scholarship (Excellence, Need, Majors):  This scholarship comes with a minimum, one-time award of $500.  We will be able to award this scholarship to at least five students..  Students applying for the award must be undergraduate students in the Department of English Language and Literature (any program area) with a GPA of at least 3.0 and demonstrated financial need (can be a line or two description in the essay).   Applications are due in hard-copy to the English Department in Pray-Harrold (6th Floor) and should be directed to the attention of Professor Melissa Jones.  Students who do not receive the award upon first application are encouraged to resubmit.  Deadlines for submission are listed below.  To apply, a student must submit the following: 

·       Coversheet including:

  • Full Name and e-mail address
  • Student Number
  • Local Address
  • Permanent Address
  • Local Phone Number
  • Permanent Phone Number

·       A one-page summary of the following information:

  • Major
  • Class Level
  • Cumulative GPA
  • GPA in Major
  • Current Enrollment Hours
  • Planned Enrollment Hours Next Semester

A short essay describing academic and professional goals and achievements, including a statement showing evidence of financial need (500-700 words).

Deadline for Winter 16 award:  Friday, March 25, 2016.

 

Mariam Turbin Scholarship (University or Community Service, Majors and Minors): This scholarship comes with a one-time award of approximately $200.  Students applying for the award must be declared undergraduate majors or minors in the Department of English Language and Literature (any program area), must have a minimum GPA of 3.0, and must demonstrate leadership in University or community activities.  Applications are due in hard-copy to the English Department in Pray-Harrold and should be directed to the attention of Professor Melissa Jones.  Students who do not receive the award upon first application are encouraged to resubmit.  Deadlines for submission are listed below.  To apply, a student must submit the following:

Coversheet including:

  • Full Name and e-mail address
  • Student Number
  • Local Address
  • Permanent Address
  • Local Phone Number
  • Permanent Phone Number

A one-page summary of the following information:

  • Major
  • Class Level
  • Cumulative GPA
  • GPA in Major
  • Current Enrollment Hours
  • Planned Enrollment Hours Next Semester

A short essay describing the student’s leadership activities and the place of service in his or her life.

Deadline for Winter 16 award: Friday, March 25, 2016.

Madalene McClow Memorial Endowed Scholarship (Teaching, Need, Majors or Minors): This scholarship comes with a one-time award of $1,000.  Students applying for the award must be declared undergraduate majors or minors in the Department of English Language and Literature (any program area), must have a minimum GPA of 3.0, must have demonstrated financial need, and must be seeking a teaching certificate.  Preference will be given to students who are preparing to enter their final semester and will be doing their student teaching in the fall.  Applications are due in hard-copy to the English Department in Pray-Harrold and should be directed to the attention of Professor Melissa Jones.  Students who do not receive the award upon first application are encouraged to resubmit.  Deadlines for submission are listed below.  To apply, a student must submit the following:

Coversheet including:

  • Full Name and e-mail address
  • Student Number
  • Local Address
  • Permanent Address
  • Local Phone Number
  • Permanent Phone Number

A one-page summary of the following information:

  • Major
  • Class Level
  • Cumulative GPA
  • GPA in Major
  • Current Enrollment Hours
  • Planned Enrollment Hours Next Semester

A short statement describing the student’s teaching goals and financial need (the latter can be a brief description of self-sufficiency, dependence on loans and work study, etc).

Deadline for Winter 16 award: Friday, March 25, 2016.

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