Department of English at Illinois State University

Scholarships and Awards for Undergraduates

The English Department offers a variety of awards to students in all areas of English Studies. In addition, the University offers a "Scholarship Finder" tool to find information about the various scholarships that are available across campus.

Applications for all English Department awards and scholarships are due in the English Department office (STV 409) no later than April 1.

 

Finding Scholarships Across Campus

To make the process of finding scholarships easier, the Financial Aid Office has developed a tool called Scholarship Finder that you can use to search for awards across campus.

Scholarship Finder

Check out the scholarship finder.

 

English Department Scholarships

Click on the links below for more information about schoalarships, requirements, and entry forms.

All entries must be typed and submitted with a cover page stating your name, university identification number, major, e-mail address, local phone number, and address. Entries are due by April 1.

Anna Keaton English Scholarship

Applicants must be upper division students in the English Department.

Anna Keaton English Scholarship Application

Class of 1939 Ruth Henline Scholarship in English Education

Applicants must be planning to teach in the spring of the following year in which they apply.

Class of 1939 Ruth Henline Scholarship Application

Glenn Grever English Education Scholarship

Applicants must be senior English Education majors and either have completed student teaching or be student teaching during the semester the scholarship is awarded.

Glenn Grever English Education Scholarship Application

The Grammie

Applicants must be upper-division students in English who have been enrolled in a Linguistics course during the academic year the award is given.

The Grammie Application

Excellence in ESL Award

Applicants must be students in English. Further Information is available from the English Language Institute.
Phone: (309) 438-2072

George R. Canning Scholarship

Applicants must be students in Literary and Cultural Studies.

George R. Canning Scholarship Application

Julia N. Visor Scholarship Award

Applicants must be students in English and submit an essay researching issues of race relations, colonialism, and cultural diversity in any sub-discipline of English Studies.

Julia N. Visor Scholarship Application

 

Brome Creative Writing Award

Applicants must be seniors in the English Department during the academic year for which the award is given.

Brome Creative Writing Award Application

Dorothy Bryan Schemske Scholarship

Applicants must be upper division English Education majors.

Dorothy Bryan Schemske Scholarship Application

Publications Unit Publishing Award

Applicants must be enrolled in good standing in the Publishing Studies program.

Publications Unit Publishing Award Application

Maurice Scharton Scholarship

Applicants must be upper division students in English.

Maurice Scharton Scholarship Application

Tom Kuster Creative Writing Award

Applicants must be enrolled in a program in the English Department.

Tom Kuster Creative Writing Award Application

William Morgan Poetry Award

Applicants must be enrolled in a program in the English Department.

William Morgan Poetry Award Application

Taimi Maria Ranta Children’s and Young Adult Literature Scholarship

Applicants must be enrolled in or intending to focus on Children's Literary and Cultural studies.

Taimi Maria Ranta Scholarship Application