Not-to-Miss Scholarship Opportunities for English Majors

scholarshipFunding one’s education can be tough, but the Department of English is here to let you know about some exciting scholarship opportunities for English undergraduates!

To be eligible for any of these awesome scholarships, students must…

  • be declared English majors at sophomore level or higher.
  • have completed at least two quarters at DePaul.
  • have completed at least three English courses with a minimum GPA of 3.5 in those courses.
  • plan to register in at least two courses in Spring 2014.

Pry Memorial Scholarship, $1000

The Pry Memorial Scholarship recognizes academic engagement and achievement as well as passion for literature and other arts.

Applicants for this scholarship will need to upload the following documents with their electronic application:

  • A 400-500-word statement highlighting your passion for literature and/or other arts as reflected in your studies as well as your extracurricular reading, writing, and other activities.
  • An up-to-date transcript (unofficial transcripts downloaded from Campus Connect are fine).
  • A writing sample (a literary essay or a creative work produced for one of your classes).

Ellin M. Kelly, Ph. D. Endowed British Literature Award, $1150

The Kelly Endowed British Literature Award recognizes the academic achievement of students who have demonstrated their dedication to the study of British literature.  Preference will be given to candidates with a strong interest in Medieval Literature. Only Juniors and Seniors are eligible for this scholarship.

Applicants for this scholarship will need to upload the following documents with their electronic application:

  • A 400-500-word statement highlighting your dedication to the study of British literature as demonstrated through your coursework, including independent studies or research projects, as well as any related extracurricular activities or future plans.
  • An up-to-date transcript (unofficial transcripts downloaded from Campus Connect are fine).
  • An essay dealing with British literature from any period.

The Honors English Scholarship, $2250

The Honors English scholarship provides financial assistance to Honors students who are also English majors. To be eligible for this scholarship, you must be enrolled in the Honors Program and you must demonstrate financial need. Academic engagement and achievement will also be taken into consideration.

Applicants for this scholarship will need to upload the following documents with their electronic application:

  • A 400-500-word statement highlighting your academic engagement and achievement in the English major and the Honors Program and indicating how this scholarship will help you financially.
  • An up-to-date transcript (unofficial transcripts downloaded from Campus Connect are fine).
  • A writing sample (a literary essay or a creative work produced for one of your classes).

Applications for any of these scholarships should be submitted through the DePaul Online Scholarship Application. The link to the application tool is https://depaul.academicworks.com/. The deadline for scholarship applications is February 15, 2014.  Please note that the scholarship system should also match you with other DePaul scholarships for which you might be eligible; you should apply for those scholarships as well, but those applications will be reviewed outside the English department.

Award decisions for English department scholarships will be made by faculty committees. The winners will be notified by the end of Winter quarter, and the scholarship funds will be applied to their Spring 2014 tuition. Winners are expected to attend an award luncheon at which they will meet some of the scholarship donors.

Have any questions? Please contact Professor Jennifer Conary, Director of Undergraduate Studies, at jconary1@depaul.edu. Good luck to all applicants!

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