Looking to Work at DePaul as a Graduate Student?

Happy New Year!

If you are planning to apply for a Graduate Assistantship in 2021-22, please use the link below to our Scholarship Connect website. Applications are due by January 31st for new and continuing students. 


For any questions, please contact Professor June Chung for the MALP at jchung10@depaul.edu or Professor Rebecca Johns-Trissler for the MAWP/MFA at Rebecca.johns@depaul.edu.

For Undergraduate students, take this opportunity into consideration if you’re applying for graduate school.

Scholarships for English Majors! Due this Fall

After you have sent DePaul the results of your completed FAFSA, complete the general application here so you can apply for opportunities such as this one!

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 will also hear 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.

If you have any questions, please contact Professor Rebecca Cameron, Acting Chair and Director of Undergraduate Studies, at rcameron@depaul.edu.

For Sophomores — Seniors: The Mary Zavada Memorial Endowed Scholarship

For Juniors and Seniors: The Kelly Endowed British Literature Award

For Honors students:

Study Abroad Opportunity: Identities Abroad@Mexico

English majors: complete LSP 200 in Mexico as part of the Identities Abroad program!

Identities Abroad@Mexico is a new program that fulfills the Multicultural seminar requirement and includes a travel component to Mexico City and Chiapas in June to study immigration and human rights. The LSP 200 course takes place in Spring. There are scholarships available and applications are due Feb 1.

This program is part of the Identities Abroad program series which are low-cost programs that are designed for underrepresented students, including but not limited to students of color, first generation students, and low-income students. While Identities Abroad programs are designed with underrepresented students in mind, all students are welcome to apply to the program(s).

See the attached flyer for more details:

IA Mexico flyer 2020

Service Immersions Application Deadline is January 17

Explore. Serve. Learn.

“All the people that I met on the immersion truly reminded me of my purpose. My spirituality grew while I was there as well.”

-Spring Break 2019 Participant

This Spring Break, travel to a new city, engage in service and social justice work, and meet new friends! Don’t miss your chance to see the world through a new lens!

March 21-28, 2020

Apply here on DeHUB by January 17.

Scholarships are available. Please contact viatrips@depaul.edu with any questions.

Fellowship Opportunity: Luminarts

Applications are open for the 2020 Luminarts Creative Writing Fellowship. You could win $7,500, become a Luminarts Fellow, and as a Fellow be eligible for continued funding for your artistic and career development projects. The deadline to apply to the 2020 Creative Writing Fellowship is Friday, February 7, 2020. Click HERE to get started, or contact Luminarts at info@luminarts.org or (312) 435-5961.

Call for Submissions: Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium

The Johns Hopkins University’s first annual Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium is now open for submissions!

This will be a new annual two-day event at Johns Hopkins main campus in Baltimore, Maryland and it will offer students across the country the chance to disseminate their humanities research on a national scale. The event will be this spring, April 3rd and 4th, 2020 and the application portal is now open.

This symposium is open to undergraduate students from any two-year or four-year college or university who would like to present their original scholarship in the humanities. The university hopes to have 400 participants this year and will also be offering a select number of travel grants to help students afford participation. In addition to the multiple panels of student papers and presentations (including original creative works), they will also have a wonderful keynote delivered by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anthony Doerr and multiple professional development panels featuring graduate students and faculty in Johns Hopkins’ humanities departments and centers. Students studying all areas of the humanities are welcome to attend.

Those interested can learn more at the conference site.

English Scholarships Deadline is November 1st

English Majors, don’t miss out an applying to these scholarships!

Scholarship Connect is open for the 2019-2020 academic year and is your best tool for finding internal scholarships at DePaul. Please login to Scholarship Connect here.

Further Scholarship/Scholarship Connect instructions are here: Scholarship Connect Instructions. Below is a description of each internal scholarship relevant to English majors, along with special application instructions.

The deadline to apply for these scholarships is November 1, 2019.


Honors Literature Endowed Scholarship

Awarded to students majoring or dual-majoring in English, who are enrolled in the Honors Program at DePaul University, are in good academic standing and demonstrate financial need. Applicants must have completed at least three English courses with a minimum GPA of 3.3 in those courses.

Supplemental Questions/Instructions

1. Are you currently in the Honors Program at DePaul University?

2. Please submit a 400-to-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.

3. Please upload a sample of a literary essay or a creative work produced for one of your classes.

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

Awarded to advanced students who have demonstrated their dedication to the study of British Literature as determined by the English Department. Applicants must have completed at least three English courses with a minimum GPA of 3.5 in those courses.

Supplemental Questions/Instructions

1. Please submit a 400-to-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.

2. Please upload a writing sample of an essay dealing with British literature from any period.

Mary Zavada Endowed Scholarship

Consideration shall be given to undergraduate students majoring in English, with a concentration in creative writing, in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Science. The student must be in good academic standing and exhibit financial need.

Supplemental Questions/Instructions

1. Please upload your latest Unofficial DePaul University Transcript for coursework verification.

2. Do you have an emphasis in creative writing?

3. Please upload a piece of creative writing (short story, set of poems, essay, etc.) not to exceed 3500 words.


Bill and Irene Beck Award

Dear English Majors and Minors:

The English Department seeks nominations for the Bill and Irene Beck Award for Community Engagement. This award is named for a family whose support of our own Big Shoulders Books makes possible the publication of socially conscious literature by and about Chicagoans. In the spirit of this generosity, we would like to honor the great work our students do in their communities.

If you are someone who volunteers, interns, or otherwise devotes time to assisting with community organizations, partners, and/or individuals, please nominate yourself for this award. Or, if you know someone whose commitment to community shows up in their work outside the university, please nominate that person. Nominations are due on Wednesday, May 15 and must include:

· A statement of no more than 250 words describing the kind, duration, and intensity of the nominee’s community engagement
· Contact information for two references who can attest to the nominee’s social justice work

Nominees with 3.0 GPAs are preferred.

Please submit your nomination to Prof. Michele Morano, mmorano@depaul.edu on or before Wednesday, May 15.