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Scholarships

Irene Little Wallace Scholarship (Excellence, Need, Majors):

This scholarship comes with a minimum, one-time award of $500. Students applying for the award must be undergraduate majors in the Department of English Language and Literature, have 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.  To apply, a student must submit the following:

  1. A coversheet, including your full name and e-mail address, EID, local address, permanent address, local phone number and permanent phone number
  2. A one-page summary of the following information: major, class level, cumulative GPA, GPA in major, current enrollment hours, and planned enrollment hours next semester
  3. A short essay (500-700 words), describing academic and professional goals and achievements, including a statement showing evidence of financial need

Deadline: Friday, 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 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, with a GPA of at least 3.0.  Applications are due in hard copy to the English department in 612 Pray-Harrold, and should be directed to the attention of Melissa Jones.  Students who do not receive the award are encouraged to resubmit.  To apply, a student must submit the following:

  1. A coversheet, including your full name and e-mail address, EID, local address, permanent address, local phone number, and permanent phone number
  2. A one-page summary of the following information: major, class level, cumulative GPA, GPA in major, current enrollment hours, and planned enrollment hours next semester
  3. A short essay (500-700 words), describing your academic and professional goals and achievements, including a statement explaining how the student plans to disseminate his/her work.  

Deadline: Friday, March 25, 2016

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.

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, 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.  To apply, a student must submit the following:

  1. A coversheet, including your full name and e-mail address, EID, local address, permanent address, local phone number and permanent phone number
  2. A one-page summary of the following information: major, class level, cumulative GPA, GPA in major, current enrollment hours, and planned enrollment hours next semester
  3. A short essay describing the student's leadership activities and the place of service in his or her life.

Deadline: Friday, March 25, 2016

Madalene and Jack McClow Memorial End Scholarship (Teaching, Need, Majors or Minors):

This scholarship comes with a one-time award of approximately $1,000. Students applying for the award must be declared undergraduate majors or minors in the Department of English Language and Literature, 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.  To apply, a student must submit the following:

  1. A coversheet, including your full name and e-mail address, EID, local address, permanent address, local phone number, and permanent phone number
  2. A one-page summary of the following information: major/minor, class level, cumulative GPA, GPA in your major, current enrollment hours, and planned enrollment hours next semester
  3. A short statement describing your teaching goals and financial need (the latter can be a brief description of self-sufficiency, dependence on loans and work study, etc)

Deadline: Friday, March 25, 2016

Journal of Narrative Theory Graduate Studies in Literature Scholarship:

This scholarship awards up to $500 a year to two graduate students in the Literature or Children's Literature M.A. programs who demonstrate potential in literary criticism and theory, and who plan to attend a doctoral program in literature and specialize in a field drawing on literary theory or criticism in some way.  Applications should be submitted by email to Abby Coykendall.  Students who do not receive the award upon first application are encouraged to resubmit.  Deadline and requirements for submission are listed below.  Submit the following in .doc or .pdf form:

  1. A coversheet, including your full name, e-mail address, EID, current GPA in Literature graduate courses, the name of a professor in Literature or Children's Literature that can be contacted for a letter of recommendation, and the class for which you wrote the writing sample (course number and title, professor name, the semester/year taken)
  2. Summary of your intended literary field of study (1 single-spaced page at maximum)
  3. Writing sample of 15-20 pages from a graduate level Literature or Children's Literature course at Eastern Michigan University

Deadline: Friday, March 4, 2016