Scholarships and AwardsEach year the English Department offers a number of scholarships and awards for students. More detailed information about these awards can be obtained from Professor Spencer Hall (undergraduate students) and Professor Barbara Schapiro (graduate students).
Salesses winner John Mansmann with Dr. McMunn
Double faculty writing award--both critical and creative-winner Austin Allen with Dr. McMunn
Award winners, l-r, Austin Allen, Brian Rajotte, Kathryn Dorchies, Tracy Waring, Alicia Roberts, Katie Brunero, Casey Pellerin, Sara Reilly, Serge Yeremuk, with Dr. Meradith McMunn
The English Faculty Writing Awards - Two scholarship awards for English majors of at least sophomore standing who have submitted portfolios of critical or creative writing and won the annual competition.
Average amount: $2,200 each
The English Department Scholarship - One scholarship award for the senior year, awarded to the English major with the highest grade point average at the end of his/her junior year.
Average amount: $375
The Jean Garrigue Award - One cash award given to a graduating senior English major at Cap and Gown who has submitted a portfolio of creative writing and won the annual competition.
Average amount: $250
The Amy Thompson Memorial Award - One cash award given to a student for work in children's literature.
Average amount: $100
The Donald F. Lyons Scholarship - One scholarship award for a junior or senior English major who plans to enter teaching and who qualifies for financial aid.
Average amount: $1400
The John J. Salesses Scholarship - One scholarship award to an English major of at least junior standing with a focus in British or American literature and a G.P.A. of at least 3.0.
Average amount: $750
The Ducey Awards - Multiple awards to recognize substantial achievement by English majors; students are nominated by professors. Award amounts vary depending on level of financial need as determined by the College's Financial Aid Office.
Nominees with no need receive awards of approximately $500
The Harrower Graduate Award - One stipend awarded to a graduate student in English.
Graduate Assistantships - Two or three assistantships (tuition and stipend) awarded each year to graduate students in English.