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.

Jean Evenstad Memorial Scholarship
Application Deadlines: February 15, Annually
A 1965 graduate of VCSU and a native of Fingal, ND, Ms. Evenstad provided funds from her estate to establish scholarships valued two at $800 and three at $1,000 each. These scholarships are made available to students pursuing an English education degree. FRom 1966 to 1992, Ms. Evenstad taught at the North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton, where she chaired the Department of English [...] More

SCPA Foundation Summer Internships
Application Deadlines: January 17, Annually
All students preparing for a career in the newspaper industry who will have completed their sophomore year by the end of the upcoming spring semester. Scholarship winners may study at any four-year South Carolina college approved by the Foundation./HTMLCHUNK_4/ Selection of the scholarship winners is based on commitment to a newspaper career, participation in newspaper activities in college, [...] More

Nellie Martin Carman Scholarship Fund
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
Applicants for the Nellie Martin Carman Scholarships must:/HTMLCHUNK_4/ - Be a graduating senior from a public high school in the county of King, Pierce or Snohomish in the state of Washington in the year of appointment - Be a United States citizen - Plan to attend a college in the state of Washington on a full-time basis Application forms are only available through the high schools in the [...] More

Hope College Distinguished Artist Awards - Creative Writing
Application Deadlines: February 15, Annually
Application requirements: Writing sample, completed application, 500-word essay (topic provided by the English Department), and letter of recommendation. Please contact the English Department for details. /HTMLCHUNK_4/ Eligibility: It is not necessary to be an English major or minor. To retain scholarship: Students are expected to maintain a 3.0 grade point average and enroll in a minimum of [...] More

Dr. Alma Adams Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 30, Annually
As an expression of gratitude to Dr. Alma S. Adams for giving six years of dedicated service and leadership on its Board of Directors, the American Legacy Foundation has established a scholarship fund in her honor. The Dr. Alma S. Adams Scholarship for Outreach and Health Communications to reduce tobacco use among Priority Populations will award a total of $10,000 annually for up to two [...] More

Thomas G. Labrecque Smart Start Scholarship Program
Application Deadlines: January 17, Annually
Each year, 10 high school graduating seniors across New York City become part of the Thomas G. Labrecque Smart Start Scholarship Program. Since 1992 the Scholarship program has had an impact on over 450 students throughout the five boroughs of New York City by providing education, work-related and financial benefits./HTMLCHUNK_4/ Scholarship recipients receive a full-tuition scholarship (less [...] More

Portland Chapter AAJA Scholarships
Application Deadlines: Varies
Each year, the Asian American Journalists Association - Portland Chapter offers a scholarship of up to $2,000 to an outstanding student at the undergraduate or graduate levels. The winner is selected by the following criteria:/HTMLCHUNK_4/ -Commitment to the field of journalism -Sensitivity to Asian American issues as demonstrated by community involvement -Journalistic ability -Scholastic [...] More

Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowships
Application Deadlines: April 30, Annually
Five Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowships in the amount of $15,000 will be awarded to young poets through a national competition sponsored by the Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry. Established in 1989 by the Indianapolis philanthropist Ruth Lilly, the fellowships are intended to encourage the further study and writing of poetry./HTMLCHUNK_4/ Applicants must be U.S. citizens and at least 21 years [...] More

Army Staff Sgt. Special Agent Richard S. Eaton Jr., Scholarship
Application Deadlines: January 31, Annually
Please read fully, and do not send postal mail, use our web form at the website for asking for more information and getting a quicker answer. Also, please review other scholarships we have on our website./HTMLCHUNK_4/ The Army Staff Sgt. Richard S. Eaton Jr., Scholarship provides $1,000 in honor of Staff Sgt. Richard Eaton, a United States Army Counterintelligence Special Agent and Bronze Star [...] More

AAAS Minority Science Writers Internship
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
Science and technology increasingly shape our world. New discoveries and inventions have exciting outcomes, but can also lead to unexpected consequences. Science writers have the opportunity to explain those discoveries, and what they mean, to the public. Even though science is a global activity, the demographics of the journalists who cover it don't reflect that diversity. AAAS offers the [...] More

Sacramento Press Club Scholarships
Application Deadlines: March 31, Annually
Since 1974, the Sacramento Press Club has offered scholarships to students who are preparing for a journalism career. This year, we are offering five scholarships totaling $17,500. They continue to be among the largest journalism awards in Northern California. We will select one student for each of the following scholarships: /HTMLCHUNK_4/ - $8,000 in honor of the late Earl "Squire" Behrens, a [...] More

Lycoming College Creative Writing Scholarships
Application Deadlines: March 15, Annually
Students must intend to major in creative writing. The is a $3,000 scholarship renewable each year. Students must submit five poems and/or a short story no longer than 10 pages. All entries are due to the Office of Admission by March [...] More

ALBA George Watt Memorial Essay Contest
Application Deadlines: July 01, Annually
The Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives (ALBA) is pleased to announce the continuing annual competition for the George Watt Memorial Essay prizes. Graduate and undergraduate students from the United States and elsewhere are invited to submit an essay or thesis chapter about any aspect of the Spanish Civil War, the global political or cultural struggles against fascism in 1920s and 1930s, or the [...] More

Merv Aubespin Scholarship
Application Deadlines: November 15, Annually
The Aubespin Scholarship is one of the awards given away each year by the American Copy Editors Society (ACES). Named after Merv Aubespin, a past chairman of the ACES Human Resources Committee and president of the National Association of Black Journalists, the Aubespin Scholarship offers aspiring copy editors the chance to afford a college education./HTMLCHUNK_4/ One $2,500 Aubespin Award and [...] More

College of Saint Rose Academic Scholarships
Application Deadlines: February 01, Annually
The College of Saint Rose is committed to enrolling students with superior ability and proven achievement. To support our commitment, the College offers a generous array of academic scholarships. These scholarships are not based on financial need, but on the merits of students' academic achievement./HTMLCHUNK_4/ The College of Saint Rose scholarships are awarded upon acceptance to Saint Rose and [...] More

George McCandlish Fellowship in American Literature
Application Deadlines: Varies
The Columbian College of Arts and Sciences at George Washington University offers many funding opportunities for its graduate students. Students must reapply each year for these merit-based awards, which include a salary, stipend, and 18-credit-hour tuition award. Please contact the department for specific details on awards, and for application forms./HTMLCHUNK_4/ The George McCandlish [...] More

Augustana College Fryxell Scholarship
Application Deadlines: February 15, Annually
The Fryxell Scholarship is awarded to Augustana College freshmen interested in humanities areas. Preference is given to English or journalism majors. Your major in the humanities area may be combined with a major or minor from the natural or social sciences./HTMLCHUNK_4/ The award is for $1,000, and is renewable. Applications are due February 15th. Contact the English Department for more [...] More

Bache Renshaw Fellowship
Application Deadlines: January 16, Annually
The ISI Bache Renshaw Fellowship awards each recipient $12,000 toward doctoral study in education that will influence the discipline with the ideas, values, and institutions that are fundamental to America’s Western tradition./HTMLCHUNK_4/ Successful candidates will intend to pursue doctoral study so that they may teach future teachers, shape and influence curricula, and contribute to the larger [...] More

Salvatori Fellowship
Application Deadlines: January 16, Annually
The ISI Salvatori Fellowship provides $10,000 to each awardee for graduate work related to the American Founding. Two of these graduate fellowships are awarded annually./HTMLCHUNK_4/ The ISI Salvatori Fellowship Program seeks to further an understanding and appreciation of both the principles of the Founding Fathers and the culture that formed their values and views. The overall purpose of the [...] More

Western Civilization Fellowship
Application Deadlines: January 16, Annually
The ISI Western Civilization Fellowship awards each recipient $20,000 for graduate work related to Western Civilization studies. Two of these graduate fellowships are awarded annually./HTMLCHUNK_4/ The ISI Western Civilization Fellowship Program is designed to address our culture’s loss of memory by supporting at the graduate level the study of the institutions, values, and history of the [...] More

The Jacqueline Woodson Fellowship for a Young People’s Writer of African or Caribbean Descent
Application Deadlines: September 13, Annually
The Jacqueline Woodson Fellowship for a Young People’s Writer of African or Caribbean Descent/HTMLCHUNK_4/ is offered once annually to a writer of African or Caribbean descent starting the Solstice Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing Program during the winter residency/spring semester. Fellowship recipients will receive a $1,000 award toward their first semester’s tuition. Fellowships are [...] More

JSU Alabama Randy Owen Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
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./HTMLCHUNK_4/ For more information about this award, please visit our website. [...] More

Judy Corman Memorial Scholarship and Internship from Scholastic
Application Deadlines: January 31, Annually
The Judy Corman Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a student interested in public relations who would be able to fulfill a paid summer internship at the company’s New York City headquarters./HTMLCHUNK_4/ An applicant must be majoring or (for high school seniors) declaring a major in a communications-related field, including but not limited to advertising, broadcasting, communications, English, [...] More

L. Ron Hubbard Writers of The Future Contest
Application Deadlines: Varies
The L. Ron Hubbard Writers of The Future Contest is an ongoing merit competition for new and amateur aspiring writers. Run on a quarterly basis, an eligible entry is any previously unpublished short story or novelette (under 17,000 words) of science fiction or fantasy. /HTMLCHUNK_4/ Three prizes are awarded each quarter: 1st Place $1,000, 2nd Place $750, 3rd Place $500. The four 1st Place [...] More

New York Women in Communications Inc. Foundation Scholarship Program
Application Deadlines: January 31, Annually
The New York Women in Communications Foundation, in conjunction with New York Women in Communications, awards scholarships annually based on academic excellence, need and involvement in the field of communications. /HTMLCHUNK_4/ Awards are for use in the upcoming academic year. Eligibility - High school seniors who are permanent residents of NY, NJ, CT or PA, attend a high school in one of [...] More

Interpublic Group (IPG) Scholarship and Internship
Application Deadlines: January 31, Annually
The New York Women in Communications Foundation, in conjunction with New York Women in Communications, awards the Interpublic Group (IPG) Scholarship and Internship annually based on academic excellence, need and involvement in the field of communications./HTMLCHUNK_4/ Each is awarded to an ethnically diverse student who is currently a college junior and has a demonstrated interest in a career [...] More

The Kor Memorial Scholarship
Application Deadlines: June 01, Annually
The purpose of the Kor Memorial Scholarship is to recognize and encourage scholarship in fields of language study. Familiarity with Klingon or other constructed languages is not required, however creative and innovative applicants are preferred. /HTMLCHUNK_4/ A $500 award will be bestowed upon an undergraduate or graduate student each year. Final determination is reached by a committee made up [...] More

Norma Ross Walter Scholarship
Application Deadlines: January 31, Annually
The purpose of the Norma Ross Walter Scholarship is to provide financial assistance to female graduates of Nebraska high schools who are or will be planning to enroll as English majors in accredited colleges or universities. Journalism is not included./HTMLCHUNK_4/ Applicants must be prospective first year college female students who have been or plan to be graduated from Nebraska high schools [...] More

SCPA Foundation Scholarships
Application Deadlines: January 17, Annually
The South Carolina Press Association Foundation encourages talented young people to enter the newspaper business and provides training and growth opportunities for working professionals. /HTMLCHUNK_4/ Each year, the Foundation awards scholarships and internships to S.C. college students. The Foundation awards up to three scholarships each year to rising college juniors interested in pursuing [...] More

Van Arsdel Prize
Application Deadlines: Varies
The Van Arsdel Prize is awarded to the best graduate student paper on, about, or extensively using Victorian periodicals./HTMLCHUNK_4/ The length of your paper should be approximately 20 pages. Applicant must never have previously appeared in print. Prize: $300.00; a plaque, and the publication of the prize essay in "Victorian Periodicals [...] More

Richard M. Weaver Fellowship
Application Deadlines: January 16, Annually
The Weaver Fellowship Program is maintained exclusively for those who will teach, for that profession presents the greatest opportunity to deal with the first concerns of civilization, and thus with its ultimate preservation. The Weaver Fellowship Program assists future teachers who are motivated, as was Professor Weaver, by the need to integrate the idea of liberal education with their teaching [...] More

JSU Alabama Opal R. & Opal A. Lovett Scholarships
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
This scholarship was established by Mr. Opal R. and Ms. Opal A. Lovett for a deserving student majoring in History, English or Art who has achieved sophomore or above status with a minimum 2.5 GPA. Mr. Lovett was the University's Photographer prior to his retirement. Ms. Lovett taught in the English Department prior to her retirement. /HTMLCHUNK_4/ For a complete list of available JSU Alabama [...] More

GRCF Ladies Literary Club Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 01, Annually
To be eligible for the Ladies Literary Club Scholarship, students must be 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./HTMLCHUNK_4/ For more information about this award, please visit our [...] More

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