College of Arts and Sciences

Department of English and Linguistics - Student Opportunities

How to apply for an English & Linguistics Scholarship or Award:
  • Fill out the Scholarship Common Application through the financial aid office
  • Provide appropriate materials based on scholarship or award criteria
  • In a cover letter, include a faculty member’s name who will support the scholarship or award application, your name, the scholarship you are applying for, the title of your piece, and your ipfw email.
  • Email materials to: ipfwenglishawards@gmail.com
  • Download the PDF document of current English and Linguistics scholarships and awards here. 

English & Linguistics Scholarships:

Arline R. Standley Scholarship

For Students Enrolled as Seniors in Summer or Fall Semester

Designed to distinguish senior students whose overall GPA is at least 3.0, whose GPA in the major is at least 3.5, and who has a record of extracurricular activity. Nominations should include a list of the nominee’s extracurricular activities.

 

Hollander Scholarship

For Undergraduate Juniors or Seniors

Designed to distinguish junior and senior students who demonstrate exemplary profession-al writing. Nominees should submit a portfolio of their best professional writing to be judged by a committee of English writing faculty.

 

Rainn McPhail Memorial Scholarship

For Undergraduate or Graduate Students

Designed to distinguish students who demonstrate strong interdisciplinary or intradisciplinary excellence. For consideration, submit a significant project that demonstrates the above. Nominees must have at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA to be eligible.

 

English & Linguistics Awards:

Amidon Service Award

For Undergraduate or Graduate Students

Designed to recognize students who demonstrate excellence in service to the university or to the community. Nominees should submit a description of their service during the academic year and/or service projects completed during the academic year.

 

Avon Crismore English Award

For Undergrad Returning Adults (Age 25+)

Designed to distinguish students who demonstrate excellence in the field of composition and rhetoric. Nominees should submit their best writing sample that shows proficiency in this field.

 

Beverly Hume Memorial Award

For Undergraduate or Graduate Students

Designed to distinguish students in the humanities whose research best reflects their strong engagement with the study of cultural, gender, or environmental issues. Nominees should submit their best writing sample demonstrating their proficiency in one or more of these issues.

 

Department of English & Linguistics Award for Ethics in Linguistics

For Undergraduate or Graduate Students

Designed to recognize students who demonstrate the potential for promoting nonviolence and understanding through linguistics. Must have successfully completed at least one course in linguistics and/or the language study concentration above the introductory level. Submit the following: One piece of linguistic coursework, presentation (in any media), documentation study, course-related conference presentation, etc., demonstrating potential for promoting nonviolence and understanding.

 

Henry Kozicki Graduate Writing Award

For Graduate Students Only

Designed to distinguish students who demonstrate exemplary scholarly writing in literature, linguistics, rhetoric, or folklore. For consideration, submit your best essay in one of these fields. In addition to monetary award, winner’s name will be added to a plaque on display near the English department office.

 

Outstanding English Major Award

For Undergraduate Juniors or Seniors

Designed to distinguish English majors based on merits such as GPA, publications, research-oriented presentations, attendance at seminars, or other extra-curricular academic activities. In addition to monetary award, winner’s name will be added to a plaque on display near the English department office.

Rodney Farnsworth English Award

For Grad Students Only

Designed to recognize students who demonstrate excellence in comparative literature studies devoted to the humanities, sciences, and mythology as well as queer or adaptive theory. Nominees should submit their best writing sample that demonstrates proficiency in one or more of these areas.

 

Georgiana Kryzminski Scholarship

For Undergraduate Juniors or Seniors (Preference given to females)

Designed to recognize the academic excellence of junior and senior English majors. Nominees should submit their best writing sample that demonstrates academic proficiency.

 

Psi Iota Award for Writing

For Undergrad Students Only

Funded by the Ps Iota Xi Chapter and de-signed to distinguish students who demonstrate exemplary writing. For consideration, submit your best short story. In addition to monetary award, winning piece may also be published in Confluence. Applicants should hold at least a 3.0 GPA in English courses to be eligible.

 

Sylvia E. Bowman Award

For Undergraduate Students Only

Designed to recognize students who demonstrate exemplary writing in literature or the teaching of literature. For consideration, submit your best essay on one of these two subjects. In addition to the monetary award, the winner’s name will be added to a plaque on display near the English department office.