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Thousand-Dollar Awards Available to English Majors

  
Two New Spring 2019 Scholarships, November Deadlines Approaching

 

Special Announcement


The English Department is offering two scholarship opportunities with deadlines at the end of the Fall 2018 semester: Future Teacher Award and Linguistics Endowed Scholarship.

 

Details for applying are below. Note: applicants for these two scholarships above, applicants need not apply to the University Scholarship site.

Please direct any questions you might have to Dr. Pam Troyer, ptroyer1@msudenver.edu.


 

Future Teacher Award

Applicants are to turn in the following information by 5 p.m. November 26 to Dr. Kathleen Deakin (KC 440) or to the English Department Office (KC 402). Here are the qualification details:

Established to help a promising new teacher with tuition during his or her demanding student-teaching semester.

  • English/Secondary Education major
  • Min GPA of 3.0
  • Must be student teaching during the semester award is received
  • Does not have to be a Colorado resident
  • Please submit a unit plan from 4600 or 4640 along with a 3-5 page essay describing your vision for your secondary language arts classroom.

 

Linguistics Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was proposed and created from the vision of faculty and friends of the Linguistics Program at the MSU Denver. Its purpose is to provide scholarships for students who have a declared major or minor in linguistics.

Applicants are to submit the following information by 5 p.m. November 30 to les@msudenver.edu. Recipient(s) will be notified during Fall 2018 finals week:

  • A statement (no more than 300 words) explaining why you chose to study Linguistics and/or what about the field continues to interest you
  • A copy of a current MSU Denver transcript

 

We offer six scholarships that each provide $1,000 toward tuition. We recommend applying for all scholarships for which you qualify. The following scholarships open for application Spring 2019.

 

Dorothea Brooke Endowed Scholarship

Established by a generous anonymous donor and named for the protagonist of George Eliot’s Middlemarch.

  • English major
  • Min. GPA of 3.0
  • Financial need, based on FAFSA or Dreamer Application on file with MSU Denver
  • Taking 12 credit hours or more during semester scholarship received
  • Does not have to be a Colorado resident or US Citizen
  • Please submit an essay of 5-7 pages on a literary work.

 

Dr. Paul Farkas Memorial Scholarship

Established in honor of Dr. Paul Farkas, a respected colleague and admired American literature professor.

  • English major
  • Min GPA of 3.0
  • Taking 12 credit hours during semester scholarship is received
  • Must be a Colorado resident and a US Citizen
  • Scholarship can be received for multiple years
  • Please submit a 10-15 page critical literary analysis on topic chosen by student.

 

Gerald Fenger Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Established in honor of Dr. Gerald Fenger, a respected colleague and admired American literature professor.

  • English major
  • Min GPA of 2.75
  • Have financial need, based on FAFSA or Dreamer application on file with MSU Denver
  • Does not have to be a Colorado resident or US citizen
  • Please submit an essay of 5-7 pages on American literature.

 

Candy Lee Osgood Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Established in honor of Candy Lee Osgood, an MSU Denver graduate.

  • English major
  • Min GPA of 3.0
  • Woman
  • Renewable for multiple years
  • Does not have to be a Colorado resident or US citizen
  • Please submit a creative writing sample not to exceed 10 pages. This text could be an excerpt of a longer work.

 

To apply for any MSU Denver scholarship, including those offered by the English Department for the 2019-2020 academic year, please access the MSU Denver application site and follow these instructions:
  1. Go to msudenver.edu/financialaid/scholarships/
  2. Fill out the MSU Denver General Scholarship Application. One of the requirements is an essay. This essay is separate from any writing samples the English Department requires.
  3. Once the General Application is filed, applicants are able to access the list of all scholarships available at MSU Denver.
  4. Look for English Department scholarships as listed below.
  5. Click on the appropriate scholarship and follow instructions.
  6. Applicants may apply for more than one English Department scholarship and for any other MSU Denver scholarship for which they qualify.
  7. Direct any questions you might have to Dr. Pam Troyer, ptroyer1@msudenver.edu, King Center 456.