Scholarships

Deadline for 2017: March 17

Each year the Department has a handful of endowed scholarships to award to majors. The scholarships are, with one exception, open to majors in English-Literature, English-Creative Writing, Professional Writing, and Linguistics. Journalism majors are not eligible for these scholarships; the several endowed scholarships for those majors will be handled through the Journalism Program.


Application Materials

  • A 5-to-7 page paper or its equivalent written in an English course, or a 5-to-7 page excerpt from a longer paper.
  • A brief contextualizing note. 
    Note: Students must also file a FAFSA with the Office of Student Financial Assistance (this helps determine level of need for some scholarships).

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Scholarship Eligibility and Special Requirements 

TERRY AND CHRIS BAEHR
Majors eligible: Literature, Creative Writing, Professional Writing, and Linguistics
Classes eligible: rising juniors, rising seniors*
Basis: merit and need
Special requirements: none

CATHY DENNY MEMORIAL
Majors eligible: Creative Writing
Classes eligible: rising juniors, rising seniors
Basis: meric and need 

CRAVER-OVERTON
Majors eligible: Literature, Creative Writing, Professional Writing, and Linguistics
Classes eligible: rising juniors, rising seniors*
Basis: merit
Special requirements: preference to students in University Honors Program

ROBERT KETTLER MEMORIAL
Majors eligible: Literature
Classes eligible: rising juniors, rising seniors*
Basis: merit and need
Special requirements: preference to students with deep interest in American 
Literature

BILL MOELLER
Majors eligible: Literature, Creative Writing, Professional Writing, and Linguistics
Classes eligible: rising juniors, rising seniors*
Basis: merit
Special requirements: students must be graduates of Butler County (OH) high schools

GORDON AND MARY WILSON
Majors eligible: Literature, Creative Writing, Professional Writing, and Linguistics
Classes eligible: rising juniors, rising seniors*
Basis: merit
Special requirements: none

*Students apply in the spring of 2017 for scholarships that count towards the 2017-18 academic year. Therefore, to be eligible for these scholarships, you must have junior or senior status by the beginning of the coming fall semester (Fall 2017). This is what is meant by a “rising junior” or a “rising senior.” If you are currently a graduating senior this academic year (i.e. you plan to graduate in December, May or August of the 2016-17 academic year), you are not eligible to apply for these scholarships.