Scholarships for English Majors

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Applications due February 5th, 2017

The English department invites applications for three scholarships available to English majors: the Ellin M. Kelly, Ph. D. Endowed British Literature Award ($1500), the Honors English Scholarship ($2900), and the Mary Zavada Memorial Endowed Scholarship ($2800). Each scholarship has different requirements.

To be eligible for any of these 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 2017.

To apply for scholarships you must complete the following steps:

1.  If you have not done so already for the current academic year, complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid at https://fafsa.ed.gov/) and have the results sent to DePaul University. This is only required for need-based scholarships. Please note that you are not required to accept a financial aid package in order to be considered for need-based scholarships. You need only fill out and submit the application. Any federal financial aid accepted on your behalf through the FAFSA process is your responsibility.

2. Complete the General Application at https://depaul.academicworks.com/users/sign_in.

a.       Log into the DePaul Online Scholarship Application using your Campus Connect ID and password.

b.      Complete and submit the General Application.

i.    Once your application has been completed and submitted successfully, it will be marked with a green checkmark.

ii.   If it is gray, the application was not submitted successfully; try again.

3.  After submitting the General Application, you will automatically route to opportunities for which you qualify and more information is needed. If you are recommended for additional scholarships, you will be able to view a list of opportunities.  Apply for them by clicking on the blue “Apply” button beside each scholarship.  Additional questions or information may be required to complete the application process.

After Submitting an Application

If awarded a scholarship, you will be notified via email and you will see a notification on the “applications” tab of the scholarship application site under “active.” You must accept the award within the DePaul Online Scholarship Application in order to receive the money. You will also receive communication from financial aid stating that your financial aid award letter has been updated. If you are not selected for a scholarship, you will see a notification on the “home” tab of the website indicating your application was reviewed and not selected. Individual emails are not sent for those not selected.

If you have any questions, please contact Professor Jennifer Conary, Director of Undergraduate Studies, at jconary1@depaul.edu.

Available Scholarships

Ellin M. Kelly, Ph. D. Endowed British Literature Award, $1500

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 and/or students who plan to go on for a graduate degree in English. 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, $2900

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 the Honors English 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)

The Mary Zavada Memorial Endowed Scholarship, $2800

The Mary Zavada Memorial Endowed Scholarship provides financial assistance to students majoring in English with a concentration in creative writing.  You must be in good academic standing and demonstrate financial need.

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

  • An up-to-date transcript (unofficial transcripts downloaded from Campus Connect are fine).
  • A sample of your creative writing (short story, set of poems, essay, etc.).

 

 

 

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