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The Irwin H. Weiser Undergraduate Scholarship

The Irwin H. Weiser Scholarship in English was established in his honor with a generous gift from Harriet M. Crews (MA ’88, English) and Sandra K. Biggs.

Professor Weiser has served the Department of English in multiple ways since 1981, administering the writing program, teaching composition, serving as Head of the Department and as Dean of the College of Liberal Arts. He has published widely on Writing Across the Curriculum, Writing Assessment, and Composition Research Methods, and simultaneously mentored many students, consistently playing a central role in the Rhetoric and Composition program.

Deadline: February 15

Amount: $2,500

Criteria for Eligibility:

The Weiser 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