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:

Through the generosity of Harriet Crews (an alumna of Purdue’s Rhetoric and
Composition Program) and her partner, Sandra Biggs, the Department of English
is able to offer one (or more dependent on endowment earnings) $2500
scholarship(s) to support dissertation work in 2019-20.
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, 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 deadline is Thursday, April 18, 2019, at 5 pm.

To Apply:

Please contact Dr. Barbara Hart Dixon with questions.


The Carol and Joe Trimmer Scholarship

Deadline: February 1
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 download and complete the English Department Scholarship Form (along with the requested materials) and send electronically to Englishscholarships@purdue.edu.


Outstanding Senior Award: English

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

Deadline: December 13, 2019
Amount:
Criteria for Eligibility:
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 1
Amount: $1,000
Criteria for Eligibility:

Students must

1) be English majors with a concentration in Literature,

2) have an overall GPA of 3.7 or higher,

3) be juniors or seniors during the period of their scholarship; and

4) include 500-word personal statement detailing why they are applying for the fellowship.

To Apply:

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


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 1
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.

 


William and Ruth Crouse Scholarship for Writing and Publishing

Deadline: March 1
Amount: up to $5,000
Criteria for Eligibility:

The Professional Writing Program offers a $5,000 scholarship for a Professional Writing undergraduate major specializing in Writing and Publishing. This scholarship, funded by a generous endowment from William H. and Ruth E. Crouse, is designed to support students of exceptional ability and promise as they complete their coursework in the Writing and Publishing track of the major. Applications for the award are judged by a committee composed of faculty in Professional Writing at Purdue as well as professionals in the field. Applicants are evaluated on the basis of academic achievement, an application letter, a resume, and portfolio of work.

To Apply:

For application details, please email Professor Jennifer Bay.

 


William and Ruth Crouse Scholarship for Technical Writing

Deadline: March 1
Amount: up to $5,000
Criteria for Eligibility:

The Professional Writing Program offers a $5,000 scholarship for a Professional Writing undergraduate major specializing in Technical Writing. This scholarship, funded by a generous endowment from William H. and Ruth E. Crouse, is designed to support students of exceptional ability and promise as they complete their coursework in the Technical Writing track of the major. Applications for the award are judged by a committee composed of faculty in Professional Writing at Purdue as well as professionals in the field. Applicants are evaluated on the basis of academic achievement, an application letter, a resume, and a writing portfolio.

To Apply:

For application details, please e-mail Professor Jennifer Bay

 


Lawson Legacy Scholarship