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.

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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.

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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.

Scholarships for English Majors

Scholarships for English Majors
Applications due November 1st, 2018

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 ($3000), and the Mary Zavada Memorial Endowed Scholarship ($2500). Each scholarship has different requirements.

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 jennifer.conary@depaul.edu.

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. Only Juniors and Seniors are eligible for this scholarship. Students must be English majors with a GPA of at least 3.5, and they must have completed at least three English courses.

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, $3000

The Honors English scholarship provides financial assistance to Honors students who are also English majors or double majors. To be eligible for this scholarship, you must be enrolled in the Honors Program, have demonstrated financial need, have a minimum GPA of 3.3, and have completed at least three English courses.

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, $2500
The Mary Zavada Memorial Endowed Scholarship provides financial assistance to students majoring in English with a concentration in creative writing; students who are double-majoring in English must have a primary major in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. You must be at least a sophomore, be in good academic standing, and have demonstrated financial need to be eligible for this award.

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.).

Monarch Butterfly Scholarship

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The Monarch Butterfly scholarships include 10 scholarships ranging from $6,500 to $10,000. To apply, you must:

  • Be an immigrant student who attended at least 3 years of high school in the United States
  • Be a full-time enrolled, returning undergraduate sophomore, junior, or senior
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above
  • Be a non-FAFSA filer and provide a signed copy of completed Institutional Need Assessment form from the office of Financial Aid

Print and fill out the Scholarship Application and the Institutional Need Assessment form to apply.

Turn in your application to Patricia Santoyo-Marin in the Lincoln Park Student Center, Suite 105F, by November 10.