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English Department Scholarships

In February, students will find applications for our departmental scholarships posted in Dunkle Hall.  We have four scholarships to award.  All interested applicants fill out the English department’s application and submit any additional items required by the specific scholarship(s). These materials are due by March 1. A scholarship committee reviews all of the applications and ranks them.  Then, FSU’s Foundation strives to award as many scholarships as possible based on the funds available for each scholarship. 

The English Department is quite fortunate in that it boasts many fine students who not only meet but also exceed the eligibility requirements.  Each year the competition is quite keen.  We encourage all eligible applicants to apply and to include ALL materials listed in each scholarship’s criteria.  Please direct inquiries to either Dr. Kevin Knott or Dr. Kristin Shimmin

Al and Abbie Rose Memorial

Criteria:

The recipient must be a transfer student who is a declared English major with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 at the previous institution(s). Applicants must submit a letter of recommendation from a former English instructor along with an essay that demonstrates an interest in the study of language and literature. This is a one-time award.

Pauline Tustin Hobbs Memorial

Criteria:

The recipient must be a declared English major at FSU with a 3.0 or better grade point average and demonstrated ability in writing or literary scholarship. Freshmen and transfers are eligible to apply with an incoming 3.5 grade point average. The award may be renewed. The English Department may request additional information following application.

Betsy Ross Rankin Memorial

Criteria:

The recipient must be an English major with demonstrated financial need and a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or above, with the completion of at least 60 credits.

Betty Favre Memorial

Criteria:

Recipient(s) will be English majors who are selected as winners of a department writing competition. Criteria for the competition will be announced annually.

Brandon M. Carroll Memorial Scholarship

Criteria:

Applicants must be enrolled full-time at FSU. The recipient(s) must have an overall grade point average of at least 3.0 with a major in the Department of English and/or the Department of Mathematics. Applicants must have demonstrated financial need. Preference will be given to applicants who are residents of Washington or Frederick County (Maryland).

 

Louise Goshorn and Barbara (Goshorn) Bruchey Presidential Merit Scholarship in English

Criteria:

Applicants must be enrolled full-time at FSU majoring in the Department of English. The recipient(s) must have an overall grade point average of at least 3.5. Incoming freshman applicants must demonstrate strong academic achievement in high school as evidenced by class rank and SAT scores in the upper quartile. Transfer students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5. Preference will be given to applicants in the following order of importance (1) academic ability (2) demonstrated financial need.