Awards and Scholarships

First Year Writing Award 2016-2017

Deadline for submissions:  February 10, 2017

Ceremony:  Spring 2017

OPEN TO ANY STUDENT ENROLLED IN ENGL 1A OR 1AF/S IN FALL 2016:

  • 1st Prize - $200 Spartan Gold Card.
  • Honorable Mention - $150 Spartan Gold Card

GUIDELINES

Awards in two categories:

Print-based Texts - may include essays, personal reflections, letters to the editor, rhetorical analyses, profiles, and more.

Multimodal Projects - may be videos, website, or even internet memes. However, they do not have to be digital.

Talk to your instructor and let them know that you want your work to be considered. 

For more details, download the First Year Writing Award flier.

 

Scholarships Fall 2016

Deadline for submissions:  October 20, 2016 by Noon 

Ceremony:  Spring 2017

Note: Award values are estimates only and will be determined after endowment distributions are finalized; amounts may be distributed to more than one awardee.

GUIDELINES: Submissions not following these guidelines will not be considered.

Each submission must include a cover sheet with your name, student ID, your status as undergraduate or graduate student, the title of the award you are applying for, and your email address.

Submit only one entry per student.

  • DO NOT put your name on ANY page of your submission except the cover sheet.
  • Include the last 4 digits of your student ID # in the upper right hand corner of each page.
  • Submit all entries by email as a Word doc or PDF to: debbie.mullin@sjsu.edu.  If access to email is unavailable, hand deliver to the English Department office FOB 102.  All hard copies will be scanned to a PDF version; originals will be destroyed.
  • Check the Scholarship and Awards Information Board in the English Department building (FOB) for additional information.

 

Scholarships Available by Student Submission:

Prior graduates or graduating seniors (F16) are not eligible. Award values are estimates only and will be determined after endowment distributions are finalized; amounts may be distributed to more than one awardee.

OPEN TO GRADUATE & UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS:

The James O. Wood Shakespeare Award: Scholarship to the best essay, reading, scene representation, musical presentation, costume, painting, sculpture, or other appropriate project related to any of Shakespeare's dramatic works.  Submissions must include a one-page statement about the project. (approximate award value $750 - $1500)

 


 

Scholarships Available by Faculty Nomination:

Prior graduates or graduating seniors (F16) are not eligible. Award values are estimates only and will be determined after endowment distributions are finalized; amounts may be distributed to more than one awardee.

OPEN TO GRADUATE & UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS: 

The W.O. Crockett Scholarship: to full time graduate or undergraduate student(s) with a minimum of 12 completed units, a minimum 3.0 GPA, and financial need.  Candidate should have demonstrated commitment to African-American culture and Literature. ($1250 - $3400)

The Jack and Maxine Fink Scholarship: to a graduate or undergraduate English major with financial need. ($500 - $800)

The Roberta Holloway Award: to an English major with Junior, Senior or Graduate student, demonstrating outstanding scholastic achievement. ($1000)

The Ruth MacLean McGee Scholarship: to a graduate student (minimum 12 completed units) or undergraduate student (minimum 24 completed units) with a minimum 3.0 GPA for outstanding achievement in non-fiction. ($1300)

Dorrit Sibley Award: to a graduate or undergraduate student for excellence in poetry and demonstrated financial need. ($2000 - $2600)

The Catherine Urban Scholarship(s): to Junior and Senior English majors displaying academic promise in writing. Must be at least half-time students with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and demonstrated financial need. (total of $2200 split between 4 to 6 recipients)

The Dorothy Wright Children's Literature Award: Outstanding work in children's literature by an undergraduate English major. ($200)

The Josephine Chandler Scholarship: to a student who demonstrates clear academic excellence and a commitment to the study of Humanities.  Must have a minimum 3.5 GPA and major in one of the following: English, Foreign Languages, Humanities, Philosophy or LLD. ($1000 - $1500)

The Lois King Thore Short Story Scholarship: to an English major who indicates that they wish to pursue a degree in English and shows promise in short story writing. ($1000 - $1500)

OPEN TO GRADUATE STUDENTS ONLY:

Harvey Birenbaum Prize: for MA students showing excellence in the graduate study of Literature. ($500)

Owen Broyles Scholarship: for outstanding achievement by a graduate student. ($1500 - $2000)

Ida Fay Sachs Ludwig Memorial Scholarship: to an MFA student for excellence in poetry or prose with a minimum 3.0 GPA and demonstrated financial need. ($2000 - $2600)

The Rico Ressman Scholarship: to a full time MFA student. ($500 - $1000)