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.

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.

College of Saint Rose Academic Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2020
  • Amount: $22,000
  • The College of Saint Rose scholarships are awarded upon acceptance to Saint Rose and are renewable each year for four years or eight semesters, as long as the student remains in good academic standing. The rigor of a student's high school/college program is considered in determining scholarship eligibility. Award amounts vary on academic and test scores. Available scholarships include Trustees [...] More

Daughters of the Pioneers of Washington Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2020
  • 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

GRCF Ladies Literary Club Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • Grand Rapids Community Foundation awards hundreds of scholarships annually primarily to Kent County students bound for or in college, or those pursuing a technical career.

    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 [...] More

JSU Alabama Randy Owen Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2020
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The JSU Alabama Randy Owen Scholarship is approximately $1,000 and is offered to English majors who are Alabama residents with a minimum 3.5 overall GPA and 3.5 GPA in English.

    For more information about this award, please visit our [...] More

Judy Corman Memorial Scholarship and Internship from Scholastic

  • Application Deadline: 1/26/2020
  • Amount: $10,000
  • The Judy Corman Memorial Scholarship and Internship from Scholastic is awarded to a student interested in communications and media relations and is a rising junior/senior in college who is able to fulfill a paid internship at the company's New York City headquarters during the summer. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

Nellie Martin Carman Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2020
  • 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. 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. Music, sculpture, [...] More

Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowships

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2020
  • 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.

    Applicant Guidelines:
    -Applicants must [...] More

The LAGRANT Foundation Undergraduate Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 2/28/2020
  • Amount: $2,500
  • LAGRANT Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship recipients will receive a trip to Cincinnati, OH where they will participate in career building activities including a welcome dinner with a keynote speaker, two daylong career & professional development workshops and a scholarship and donor recognition reception. Applicants must be from a minority ethnic group, studying a field of study that has an [...] More

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Last Reviewed: October 2019