HSBC Scholarship Available (deadline 10/1/2014)

Are you an English major who passed PHL 248 or REL 228?  Is this your junior or senior year?  Do you have a GPA higher than 3.0?  If so, you are encouraged to apply for the HSBC- North America Business Ethics Scholarship before October 15, 2014.

The HSBC-North America Business Ethics Scholarship Program will offer TWO scholarships for outstanding DePaul students. The two scholarship recipients must be either juniors or seniors in Autumn Quarter 2014 and will be awarded $4,500 in Winter and Spring Quarters 2015 ($2250 per quarter).

Click here for more information and the application.

Direct all questions and inquires to Summer Brown of the Institute for Business and Professional Ethics at sbrown15@depaul.edu or 312-362-8786.

Applications Now Accepted for CIC Davies-Jackson Scholarship (deadline 11/1/2014)

DePaul graduating seniors are eligible to apply for a fellowship that supports up to two years of study at St. John’s College at the University of Cambridge in England through the Davies-Jackson Scholarship program.

Established in 1990, the Davies-Jackson Scholarship provides a distinctive opportunity for graduating seniors who possess exceptional academic records and who are the first in their families to graduate from college, to enroll in a two-year B.A. program as an affiliated student at St. John’s College.

While officially a second B.A., the “Cantab Degree ”, as it is known, is usually considered to be the equivalent of an M.A. in the United States. The Scholarship, valued at approximately $50,000, is offered annually.

Applications are accepted for study in the following subjects: Classics; Economics; English; Geography; History;History of Art; Human, Social, and Political Sciences (includes politics, international relations, sociology, anthropology, and archaeology); Modern and Medieval Languages; Music; Philosophy; and Pyschological and Behavioural Sciences.

The deadline for applications is November 1, 2014.

More information about the Scholarship as well as the application materials can be found online at www.cic.edu/DaviesJackson. If you have any questions or comments about the Davies-Jackson Scholarship, please contact Stephen Gibson, CIC’s director of programs, at sgibson@cic.nche.edu.

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!

Mid-February News and Events

  • The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences is pleased to announce a call for 2012-2013 scholarship applications. The online scholarship platform is now accepting applications for LAS-specific scholarships. The deadline for submissions is March 15, 2013.  To apply, or to learn more, please visit https://depaul.academicworks.com, or email the central LAS Scholarship account at lasscholarship@depaul.edu.
  • Remember to begin registering for your Spring 2013 courses! English course descriptions can be found on our site, check them out here. Summer 2013 courses are also available for viewing if you feel like planning ahead.
  • Professor Miles Harvey‘s work on the upcoming Steppenwolf Theatre play, “How Long Will I Cry?” is being showcased in a TimeOutChicago article. Make sure to check out this amazing show coming in March (2, 4, 9, 18, and 23) at Steppenwolf. Congrats, Professor Harvey on this achievement!

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  • Visiting Writer, Jen Percy, author of nonfiction novel, Demon Camp, will be presenting in Richardson Library 115 on Wednesday, February 20, 2013, from 6-7:30pm. Percy’s short story, “The Eskimo and I” excerpt is available online at Pank Magazine.Check out the event flyer for more details.
  • A book release party for Professor Christine Sneed will be held on Thursday, February 21st, from 7-8pm at Women and Children First, 5233 N. Clark St., Chicago, to celebrate the release of her book, Little Known Facts. Come out and show your support!
  • RSVP for Professor Bill Johnson-Gonzalez‘s CLR lecture by Friday, February 22nd (clr@depaul.edu). The lecture, “Do You Speak Poncho?”: Julio Arce’s Early 20th Century Journalism, will take place on February 26 at 2pm in SAC #5 A-H.

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