English Scholarships

The following scholarships and awards are available if you are majoring in any of the majors available in the Department of English.  Please note that you are also eligible for any college-wide or university-level scholarships. (Note that a few awards, such as "Outstanding Senior," may be selected by faculty nomination, invitation to apply, or another process different from scholarships.)

 

Professor Patricia Sullivan Scholarship in Rhetoric and Composition

This scholarship was established by Harriet M. Crews (MA ’88, English) and Sandra K. Biggs in honor of Professor Patricia Sullivan.

Deadline: By Invitation (Spring)
Amount: Variable
Criteria for Eligibility:

To be eligible for The Professor Patricia Sullivan Scholarship in Rhetoric and
Composition, you must be a current Rhetoric and Composition PhD student.
Preference will be given to students who are serving as Teaching Assistants in the
department and who are ABD.
 

To Apply:

To apply, please e-mail a one-page PDF to Professor Patricia Sullivan with a description of your dissertation and a statement about how the money could help your progress to degree. 


The Carol and Joe Trimmer Scholarship

Deadline: February 15
Amount: variable
Criteria for Eligibility:

The Carol and Joe Trimmer Scholarship is for students who are enrolled in the University’s Department of English in the College of Liberal Arts and who are participating in a study abroad program. Preference will be given to students who are working on the Honors Thesis option.

To Apply:

To apply for this scholarship, please complete the College of Liberal Arts Returning Students Scholarship Application at Purdue.Scholarshipuniverse.com.


Outstanding Senior Award: English

Commemorative award bestowed to a graduating senior at the end of the student's last semester.

Deadline: February 15
Amount: Varies
Criteria for Eligibility:

Applicants must be students in English Literature, English Education, English Language, Creative Writing, or Professional Writing.

To Apply:

To apply for this scholarship, please download and complete the English Outstanding Senior Form (along with the requested materials) and send electronically to Englishscholarships@purdue.edu.


Modern Fiction Studies Scholarship

This scholarship is for an undergraduate English major specializing in literature. Funded by the journal of literary criticism, MFS, it is designed to support students of exceptional ability and promise as they complete their coursework in literary studies.

Deadline: February 15
Amount: $1,000
Criteria for Eligibility:

Students must be English majors with a concentration in Literature; have an overall GPA of 3.7 or higher; be juniors or seniors during the period of their scholarship; and include a short statement on what a degree in English means to you (why you chose your major) and how it will prepare you for your future.

To Apply:

To apply for this scholarship, please complete the College of Liberal Arts Returning Students Scholarship Application at Purdue.Scholarshipuniverse.com.


Barbara Hart Dixon Scholarship in English

The Barbara Hart Dixon Scholarship in English was established in her honor with a generous gift from Harriet M. Crews (MA ’88, English) and Sandra K. Biggs.

 

Deadline: February 15
Amount: up to $2,500
Criteria for Eligibility:

The Dixon Scholarship is for undergraduate English majors who will be juniors or seniors during the year of their scholarship funding.  Applicants should have a minimum 3.2 GPA and have demonstrated financial need as determined by the Division of Financial Need. Preference will be given to first-generation students.

 

To Apply:

To apply for this scholarship, please complete the College of Liberal Arts Returning Students Scholarship Application at Purdue.Scholarshipuniverse.com.

 


Lisa Hartman and Jill Quirk Scholarship for Literature or Creative Writing in Honor of Support Staff