We offer scholarships to our 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 2021-2022 Scholarship application submission period will be open March 12 to April 11, 2021. If you have any questions, please contact Sharonne Meyerson at

Available Scholarships

All scholarships require you to be enrolled during academic year 2021-2022.

Elaine A. Bychinsky Promising Writer Award-3 awards of $1000 ea.

Christopher Franklin Carroll Memorial Award-1 award of $500

Emma Lou Fielder Scholarship-4 awards of $1000 ea.

Betty Milleson Fink Student Scholarship-1 award of $1000 and 1 award of $500

Marie Hamilton Scholarship-1 award of $1000 and 1 award of $500

Hubert Crouse Hefner Award-1 award of $1000

Oscar Holmes Scholarship-3 awards of $1000 ea.

Jack W. Huggins Scholarship-1 award of $600

Mary Helen Richardson Memorial-4 awards of $1250 ea.

Dave and Tory Schechter Scholarship-1 award of $2500

Alsie and Ed Schulman School Endowment-1 award of $200

Fred N. Scott Scholarship-2 awards of $400

Maya Smith-Dolana Memorial Award in Creative Writing-2 awards of $2000 ea.

Bill and Jane Spain Scholarship-1 award of $1000

John William Tucker Memorial Scholarship-1 award of $1000