This scholarship comes with a minimum, one-time award of $500. Students applying for the award must be undergraduate majors in English--all English programs eligible--with a GPA of at least 3.0 and demonstrated financial need. 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 EID, local address, permanent address, local phone number, and 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, and the name of a faculty recommender.
- A letter of support from a faculty member that speaks to the student's academic abilities and overall potential. This should be addressed to Professor Jones and can be sent separately.
- A short essay describing academic and professional goals and achievements, including a statement showing evidence of financial need (500-800 words).
The deadline for Fall 2011 applications for this scholarship is Friday, December 16, 2011.