English Scholarships

It's not completely unusual for someone who wants to continue their education after high school to major in English, but that’s entirely understandable. English is a popular major for a reason: You get to read interesting novels for homework, impress future interviewers with flashy vocabulary and improve your writing skills.

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Those writing skills you work on will certainly pay off. The costs of a college education are high, but many English scholarship opportunities are available to students willing to put forth the effort necessary to win. When you sit down to complete your scholarship applications, you’ll be thankful for the hours you spent on English class essays.

Students who choose to major in English can use their writing skills to apply for any essay scholarship and writing scholarships, but there are some especially created with English majors in mind. Numerous English scholarships are available to current and future English majors. If you’re one of those creative types, you can even apply for scholarships indirectly geared towards you, like poetry scholarships or video scholarships. Whichever awards you choose to apply for, take advantage of your talents. Conduct a free college scholarship search at Scholarships.com to find more English scholarships and grants that can help you pay for school.

2023 NYWICI Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 2/28/2023
  • Amount: $10,000
  • New York Women in Communications (NYWICI) provides scholarships every year to deserving young students. Scholarships range from $2,500 to $10,000 for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students for students pursuing a career/major in the field of communications.

    Our current sponsored scholarships are listed on our official website. Scholarships awarded are sponsored by individuals, [...] More

Augustana University Fryxell Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2023
  • Amount: $4,000
  • Scholarships are powerful. They remove obstacles, reward merit and meet needs — sometimes all at once. Thanks to a variety of alumni, friends and businesses, Augustana University students benefit from several scholarships each year. Some are awarded by AU, while others come from outside our institution. The majority of scholarships begin by applying for and being admitted to Augustana. Many [...] More

College of Saint Rose Academic Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2023
  • Amount: $20,000
  • Don’t let a college’s sticker price scare you. What you pay to attend college depends on the financial aid you are awarded. Our first-year merit scholarships range from $15,000 to $20,000 with the opportunity to earn an additional $3,000 annually through our Authentically You Awards. We work with families to help them understand how to finance their bill, which can be done through payment plans, [...] More

GRCF Ladies Literary Club Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • To be eligible for the Ladies Literary Club Scholarship, students must be a resident of Kent, Ottawa, Muskegon, Allegan, Montcalm or Barry counties in Michigan majoring in literary arts at any accredited Michigan college or university. Applicants must also have financial need and a minimum 3.0 GPA. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

GRCF Rosemary Cook Education Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • To be eligible for the Rosemary Cook Education Scholarship, students must be a Challenge Scholar at Union High School planning to pursue an undergraduate degree in Education full-time at any accredited Michigan public or private college/university. Must have financial need and a minimum 2.75 GPA. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

ISC-IIOC Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/21/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • To be eligible for the ISF-IIOC Scholarship, applicants must: be a Muslim or involved in the Islamic community; major in an ISF supported field of study (see website for more details); have a 3.0 GPA; be a US citizen or permanent resident; and, be an undergraduate (junior/senior) or of graduate standing (includes PhD). Recipients are notified in July. For more information or to apply, please [...] More

ISF National Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/21/2023
  • Amount: $10,000
  • The Islamic Scholarship Fund (ISF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) entity founded in 2009 whose mission is to address the under-representation of American Muslims in the fields and occupations that influence public opinion and make public policy. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are Muslim or an active member of the Muslim community, enrolled at an accredited university by [...] More

ISF-MCA Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/21/2023
  • Amount: $5,000
  • ISF supports Islamic organizations and mosques by planning and managing joint scholarships. ISF is honored to host the ISF-MCA Scholarship of the Muslim Community Association of the Bay Area, MCA. The ISF-MCA Scholarship program is only open to members and individuals affiliated with the MCA. Each eligible applicant must be: attending an accredited university in the U.S.; majoring in an ISF [...] More

ISF-MCC Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/21/2023
  • Amount: $5,000
  • ISF supports Islamic organizations and mosques by planning and managing joint scholarships. ISF is honored to host the ISF-MCC Scholarship of the Muslim Community Center East Bay, MCC. The ISF-MCC Scholarship program is only open to members and individuals affiliated with the MCC. Each Eligible Applicant Must Be: attending an accredited university in the U.S.; majoring in an ISF supported field [...] More

ISF-MSA West Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/21/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • To be eligible for the ISF-MSA West Scholarship, applicants must: be a Muslim or involved in the Islamic community; major in an ISF supported field of study (see website for more details); have a 3.0 GPA; be a US citizen or permanent resident; and, be an undergraduate (junior/senior) or of graduate standing (includes PhD). Recipients are notified in July. For more information or to apply, please [...] More

ISF-SRVIC Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/21/2023
  • Amount: $5,000
  • ISF offers many joint and sponsored scholarships with partner organizations, masjids, student/alumni associations and private sponsors that share its mission and vision. SF supports Islamic organizations and mosques by planning and managing joint scholarships. ISF is honored to host the ISF-SRVIC scholarship of the San Ramon Valley Islamic Center (SRVIC). The ISF-SRVIC Scholarship program is only [...] More

ISI Henry Salvatori Fellowship

  • Application Deadline: 1/20/2024
  • Amount: $15,000
  • Too many college students feel isolated or attacked for questioning progressive orthodoxy and the ever-narrowing range of debate on campus. We introduce them to the American tradition of liberty and to a vibrant community of students and scholars. Our students get an education and a community they don’t find at their universities. And in the process they become articulate voices for the [...] More

ISI Richard M. Weaver Fellowship

  • Application Deadline: 1/20/2024
  • Amount: $15,000
  • Too many college students feel isolated or attacked for questioning progressive orthodoxy and the ever-narrowing range of debate on campus. We introduce them to the American tradition of liberty and to a vibrant community of students and scholars. Our students get an education and a community they don’t find at their universities. And in the process they become articulate voices for the [...] More

JSU Opal R. & Opal A. Lovett Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • The JSU Opal R. & Opal A. Lovett Scholarship is awarded to a deserving student majoring in history, english, or art who has achieved sophomore or above status. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

L. Ron Hubbard Writers of The Future Contest

  • Application Deadline: 9/30/2023
  • Amount: $5,000
  • L. Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future Contest is an opportunity for new writers of science fiction and fantasy to have their work judged by some of the masters in the field and discovered by a wide audience. No entry fee is required and entrants retain all publication rights. Entries in the Writers of the Future Contest are adjudicated only by professional writers. Prizes of $1000, $750 and $500 [...] More

LAGRANT Foundation Undergraduate Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 2/28/2023
  • Amount: $2,000
  • Each year, The LAGRANT Foundation provides scholarships to undergraduate and graduate ethnic minority students who are attending accredited institutions and are pursuing careers in the fields of advertising, marketing or public relations. The scholarship recipients will receive a trip to either New York City, Portland, OR, or Minneapolis, MN where they will participate in career building [...] More

Loren Gruber Scholarship for Literary Studies

  • Application Deadline: 5/12/2023
  • Amount: $500
  • Missouri Valley College offers the Loren Gruber Scholarship for Literary Studies to incoming English majors. Applicants must have an ACT of 21 or an SAT of 976, and have a 3.0 GPA. Applicants must write a 500-word essay about their favorite book, blog, poem, play, essay, or film. Explain how this text has influenced your goals for life before, during, and after college. How will the Loren Gruber [...] More

Nellie Martin Carman Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2023
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Nellie Martin Carman Scholarship is available to graduating seniors from public high schools in King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties in Washington state (and a US citizen). Application forms are only available through these high schools and candidates for the scholarship are nominated by their school each year. Scholarships are renewable for four years of college in the state of Washington. [...] More

OSRHE Scholars for Excellence in Child Care

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Scholars for Excellence in Child Care Program ensures that eligible child care professionals in the state of Oklahoma have an opportunity to attend a technology center or community college to further their education while earning a Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential, Certificate of Mastery, Director's Certificate of Completion, and/or an associate degree in child development or [...] More

Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowships

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2023
  • Amount: $25,800
  • Five Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowships will be awarded to young poets in the U.S. through a national competition sponsored by the Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine. Established in 1989 by the Indianapolis philanthropist Ruth Lilly, the fellowships are intended to encourage the further study and writing of poetry. Applicants must reside in the U.S. or be [...] More

The State Association of the Daughters of Pioneers of Washington Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2023
  • Amount: $1,500
  • The State Association of the Daughters of Pioneers of Washington grants two (2) $1,500 scholarships annually. In order to qualify for this scholarship, you must be: a descendant of a person establishing residence in one of the following states: Washington State during or prior to 1870, Oregon State during or prior to 1853, Idaho State during or prior to 1863, Montana State - west of the crest of [...] More

Virginia Zank Scholarship for Writing Studies

  • Application Deadline: 5/12/2023
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Virginia Zank Scholarship for Writing Studies is offered to students at Missouri Valley College. Applicants must have an ACt score of 21 or higher and/or an SAT score of 976 or higher, and a minimum 3.0 GPA. Applicants must submit a 500-word essay answering the following prompt: "What do you write? Why do you write? What are your writing goals for college? What are your writing goals after [...] More

Willa Cather Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The Willa Cather Foundation—formerly the Willa Cather Pioneer Memorial—is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing the work of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Willa Cather and preserving the historical settings and archival material associated with her life and writings. Since its founding in 1955, the Foundation has been headquartered in Cather's hometown of rural Red Cloud, [...] More
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