Awards and Scholarships
All of the awards below are open to graduate and undergraduate students. More information about scholarships through SJSU is available through the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office.
English DEPARTMENT AWARDS: 2013
Students: Deadline for submissions - WEDNESDAY MARCH 20, 2013, 5:00 PM.
Ceremony: WEDNESDAY MAY 8, 2013, 5:00 PM.
GUIDELINES (any submissions not following these guidelines will not be considered)
--see the Scholarship and Awards Information Board in the English Department for additional information.
--use a cover sheet for each submission with your name, your status as undergraduate or graduate student, title of the award you are applying for, and contact information
--do NOT put your name on the pages of the essay/story/poem
-- do put the title of the award your are applying for and the last 4 digits of your student ID# in the upper right hand corner of each page
--the Chandler Scholarship is awarded by the College of Humanities and the Arts. Please follow the instructions below for online submission.
--send all other submissions by email as a word doc or pdf to: email@example.com. If access to email is unavailable, hand deliver to the English Department office FOB 102.
SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS
The Josephine Chandler Scholarship: Awarded to a student who demonstrates clear academic excellence and a commitment to the study of the humanities. Submit a one-page statement discussing the importance of the humanities to contemporary culture. All applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.5 and be majoring in one of the following: English, Foreign languages; Humanities, Philosophy, Linguistics and Language Development. ONLINE SUBMISSION ONLY!
https://scholarships.sjsu.edu/stars/wizard_application1.aspx: skip all "free form" questions. For technical questions contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bonita M. Cox Award for Classical and Medieval Studies: Scholarship awarded to an SJSU student who writes the best essay on classical or medieval roots of modern thought. Eligible students: Jr., Sr., Grad students (taking 6 units or more). ($250.00)
Bonita M. Cox Award for Studies in Medieval Literature: Scholarship awarded to an SJSU student who writes the best essay on a literary work or theme. Open to Jr., Sr., Grad students (taking 6 units or more). ($250.00)
The Lois King Thore Short Story Scholarship : Scholarship to an English major who shows promise in short story writing. Submit application form, statement of eligibility and representative short story. ($1200.00)
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 application form and a one-page statement about the project. ($1000.00 total. May be divided among awardees.)
The Academy of American Poets/Virginia de Araujo Prize: Monetary awards for best poems submitted. Open to any undergraduate or graduate student (taking at least 6 units or more). (Note: This prize is judged by a distinguished poet not affiliated with SJSU). Please submit application form with each poem submitted, three maximum. Poems must be no more that 150 lines. ($100.00)
The Marjorie McLaughlin Folendorf Award for Creative Writing: Scholarship awarded a SJSU student for outstanding achievement in creative writing. Applicants must have completed at least 24 units at SJSU. Please submit application form, creative work and brief statement of eligibility. ($500.00)
James Phelan Literary Awards: Undergraduates and graduates are eligible.
a. metrical verse (30 lines and under)
b metrical verse (over 30 lines)
c. free verse (30 lines and under)
d. free verse (over 30 lines)
e. short story (2000 words and under)
f. short story (over 2000 words)
g. familiar essay; critical essay; humorous and satirical essay.