Application for English Department Scholarships

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The English Department at ACU offers the scholarships listed below to English and English-Education majors on a competitive basis.  To be eligible, students must be juniors, seniors, or graduate students when applying and must plan to return to ACU in the fall after the scholarship award is announced in the spring.  Previous recipients of scholarships are invited to reapply. The amount of the awards varies from $1000 to $1500 per semester.

The Watson Scholarship
  • Awarded for character, scholarship, and need
The Garrett-Watson Scholarship
  • Awarded to an English major with at least a 3.0 GPA
The Ellis Scholarship
  • Awarded to students with unusual potential in the profession of English whether in writing, teaching, editing, or other areas
The Mima Williams Scholarship
  • Awarded to excellent students of language and literature with creative and social competence who plan to teach and who are good all-around students
  • Recipients should plan to teach in either college, middle school, or high school; have a record of compliance with university rules; have an outstanding moral and spiritual reputation; excel academically but also be well-rounded, not strictly an English scholar; and show unusual potential as a teacher.  Need is not a factor.
The Jack Welch Scholarship
  • Award based on character, academic ability, and financial need

How to Apply

  1. Prepare a one-page letter of application outlining your eligibility for an English scholarship.  Be sure to describe your career goals, your financial need (if applicable), activities that indicate your good character, and your academic performance while enrolled at ACU.  Also, please detail any scholarly work you have done or scholarly activities you have been involved in (e.g., original research, paper presented or published, awards or publication for creative writing, participation in a conference).
  2. Prepare a one-page résumé outlining your academic work, your extracurricular activities, and your employment history.
  3. Submit the resume and letter of application to Dr. Shankle, ACU Box 28252 or Chambers 308.

Deadline:  February 28, 2011

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