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!

Scholarship Opportunities: Pry Memorial and Kelly

The English department invites applications for three scholarships available to English majors: two Pry Memorial Fellowships and one Kelly Scholarship.

To be eligible for these scholarships, students must

• have completed at least five courses in English, including ENG 220 Reading Poetry and ENG 221 Reading Prose

• have completed at least two quarters at DePaul

• have earned a minimum GPA of 3.5 in English courses

• plan to register in at least two courses in Spring 2012

Please submit applications to Professor Cameron, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Arts and Letters Hall, Suite 312 by Friday, January 20th, at 3 pm. Indicate clearly on your application which scholarship you are applying for. If you are applying for more than one scholarship, please submit separate applications. Award decisions will be made by faculty committees. The winners will be notified by
February 15th, and the scholarship funds will be applied to their Spring 2012 tuition. Winners are expected to attend an award luncheon at which they will meet some of the scholarship donors.

Pry Scholarship (2 Awards of $1000 each)

The Pry Memorial Scholarship recognizes academic achievement and student involvement in the department, university, and wider community. We have two Pry scholarships, one for creative writing students and the other for literary studies students.

Applicants for this scholarship should submit the following documents:

Contact information (email, phone number, and mailing address, and student number) and concentration

A 500-word statement explaining highlighting your academic and/or creative achievements in the English major as well as your involvement in the major, the university, or the community

An up-to-date transcript (unofficial transcripts downloaded from Campus Connect are fine)

A writing sample (an essay for literary studies applicants and a piece of creative writing for creative writing students), including your professor’s comments and grade

Ellin M. Kelly, Ph. D. Endowed British Literature Award ($1000)

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.

Applicants for this scholarship should submit the following documents:

Contact information (email, phone number, mailing address, and student number)

A 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, including your professor’s comments and grade