Scholarships

We offer more than $23,000 in scholarships to its undergraduate English and Creative Writing students every year. These scholarships are made possible by individual endowments from our generous supporters. 

How to Apply

You can apply for our departmental scholarships by filling out a profile on Scholarship Universe. Notification will be made by the English listserv and newsletter when the application submission period is open.

The 2020-2021 Scholarship application submission period is from February 1 to Tuesday, March 31, 2020. If you have any questions, please contact Sharonne Meyerson at sharonne@email.arizona.edu

Scholarship Eligibility/Amounts for academic year 2020-2021 (note all scholarships require the student to be enrolled during academic year 2020-2021):

Available Scholarships

All scholarships require you to be enrolled during academic year 2019-2020

Elaine A. Bychinsky Promising Writer Award

Eligibility: Undergraduate sophomores or juniors in the academic year of the award.
Amount: One $1000 award

Christopher Franklin Carroll Memorial Award

Eligibility: Undergraduate seniors in the academic year of the award majoring in English or Creative Writing.
Amount: One $500 award

Emma Lou Fielder Scholarship

Eligibility: Graduate of an Arizona high school majoring in English.  Undergraduate junior or senior in the academic year of the award.
Amount: Three $1700 awards

Betty Milleson Fink Student Scholarship

Eligibility: Full-time undergraduate junior or senior in the academic year of the award majoring in English with a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA
Amount: Two $1900 awards

Marie Hamilton Scholarship

Eligibility: Undergraduate junior or senior English major in the academic year of the award.
Amount: One $1300 award

Hubert Crouse Hefner Award

Eligibility: Undergraduate junior or senior English major in the academic year of the award.
Amount: One $1000 award

Oscar Holmes Scholarship

Eligibility: A Tucson High School graduate who is: first in the family to go to college; of African American, Hispanic American, American Indian, or an underrepresented heritage; has financial need; a high school athlete.  Majoring or minoring in English, History, Philosophy or any College of Humanities major.
Amount: Two $1450 awards

Mary Helen Richardson Memorial

Eligibility: Undergraduate junior or senior in the academic year of the award.  Major in English or Creative Writing.
Amount: Two $1200 awards

Dave and Tory Schechter Scholarship

Eligibility: Undergraduate student entering, at minimum, their junior year. Awards will be based on academic merit and applicants must demonstrate interest in or provide evidence of advancing African American students and/or women in the Department of English. Priority will be given to students who exhibit financial need. 
Amount: Determined annually. 

Alsie and Ed Schulman School Endowment

Eligibility: Undergraduate junior or senior in the academic year of the award.  English or Creative Writing major or minor.
Amount: One $300 award

Fred N. Scott Scholarship

Eligibility: Undergraduate sophomore English major or minor in the academic year of the award.
Amount: Four $400 awards

Maya Smith-Dolana Memorial Award in Creative Writing

Eligibility: Undergraduate student majoring or minoring in Creative Writing. Applicants must be in good academic standing and making progress towards a degree. Preference will be given to students who exhibit passion for writing, are collaborative, and exhibit leadership. 
Amount: Determined annually.

Bill and Jane Spain Scholarship

Eligibility: Major or Minor in Creative Writing or Painting
Amount: Two $2000 awards

John "Paddy" Tucker Memorial

Eligibility: Undergraduate junior or senior English major in the academic year of the award.
Amount: One $1000 award