English Scholarships

  • The English Department offers several scholarship awards for academic excellence. Eligible candidates must be majoring in English and maintaining a 3.0 GPA or higher in English. Applicants must also have sophomore standing or higher at the time of application. Students can also apply for general university scholarships through the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office.

    Please submit the following materials to the MSUM English Department Scholarship Committee, English Department Main Office, Weld 216, no later than Wednesday, March 1, 2017.

    1. Two English Department faculty recommendations, using this recommendation form (printed, signed, and dated by faculty member).
    2. Minimum 5-page sample of your best writing from a 200 or higher level English course at MSUM
    3. Current transcript
    4. Application form
    5. Essay: In a well-developed essay of 500 words, typed, double-spaced, and using MLA format, please respond to the following question:

      There is often criticism that studying the humanities does not prepare a student for the "real world." Discuss how your study of writing and literature prepares you to handle the "real world" and the challenges of the 21st century.

    Application Deadline: Wednesday, March 1, 2017.

    Please submit completed applications to: MSUM English Department Scholarship Committee, English Department, Main Office, Weld 216.

    Students complete only one application to be considered for the following scholarships:

    • Connie Oxton English Education Memorial Scholarship
    • Tessie and Vincent Murphy Scholarship
    • Clarence Glasrud Endowed Scholarship
    • Dr. Jim Bense Scholarship
    • Gerald Ippolito Memorial Endowed Scholarship
    • Mark Vinz Scholarship
    • English Department Scholarship
    • William W. Wallwork Jr. Endowed Scholarship
    • Mary Pryor Memorial Endowed Scholarship
    • Ethel Tainter Endowed Scholarship
    • Lois Cornell Selberg Scholarship
    • Dille-Mary Heian Schmier Scholarship