College of Arts and Sciences

Department of English and Linguistics - Student Opportunities

How to apply for an English & Linguistics Scholarship or Award:
  • Provide appropriate materials based on award criteria.
  • In a cover letter, include a faculty member’s name who will support the award application, your name, the award you are applying for, the title of your piece, the last four digits of your 900 number, and your Purdue Fort Wayne email.
  • Email materials to: englishpurduefw@gmail.com
  • Download the PDF document of current English and Linguistics Awards here
  • The deadline to apply for 2019-2020 Scholarships and Awards is February 28, 2020. 

 

English & Linguistics Scholarship:

English & Linguistics Scholarship:  A scholarship that goes to an undergraduate student whose overall GPA is at least 3.0, whose GPA in the major is at least 3.5, who has a record of extracurricular activity, and who will be enrolled as a senior in the summer or fall following the award.  Faculty members nominate eligible students. Nominations should include a representative list of the nominee’s extracurricular activities.

English & Linguistics Awards:

Please send all nominations and writing samples to the awards committee: englishpurduefw@gmail.com by Friday, February 28th, 2020.

Outstanding English Major Award:  Designed to distinguish English majors based on merits such as GPA, publications, research-oriented presentations, attendance at seminars, or other extra-curricular academic activities. Faculty members nominate eligible students. For undergraduate juniors or seniors$400.00

Award for Ethics in Linguistics: Designed to recognize students who demonstrate the potential for promoting nonviolence and understanding through linguistics. Must have successfully completed at least one course in linguistics and/or the language study concentration above the introductory level. Submit one piece of linguistic coursework, presentation (in any media), documentation study, course-related conference presentation, etc., demonstrating potential for promoting nonviolence and understanding. Faculty may nominate students, and students may nominate themselves. For undergraduate or graduate students.  $500.00

Amidon Service Award: Designed to recognize students who demonstrate excellence in service to the university or community. Faculty members nominate students. Nominees should submit a description of their service and/or service projects completed during the academic year. For undergraduate or graduate students.  $500.00

Avon Crismore English Award: Designed to recognize those students who excel in in the field of composition and rhetoric. Faculty members nominate students. Nominees should submit a writing sample that demonstrates proficiency. For undergraduate returning adults (age 25+).  $500.00

Beverly Hume Memorial Award: Designed to distinguish students in the humanities whose research best reflects their strong engagement with the study of cultural, gender, or environmental issues. Faculty members nominate students, and nominees should submit their best writing sample on one or more of these issues. This year we will be accepting undergraduate student submissions.  $1,000.00

Sylvia E. Bowman Award:  Designed to recognize students who demonstrate exemplary writing in literature or the teaching of literature. For consideration, submit your best essay on one of these two subjects. For undergraduate students only.  $400.00

Psi Iota Xi Award for Writing:  Funded by the Psi Iota Xi Chapter and designed to distinguish students who demonstrate exemplary writing. The prize will be award based on one or two unpublished short stories (between 1,000-2,000 words each.) The winning piece may be published in Confluence. Applicants should hold at least a 3.0 GPA in English courses. For undergraduate students only.  $500.00

Download the Psi Iota Xi Award for Writing flyer here for more information.

Henry Kozicki Graduate Writing Award:  Designed to distinguish students who demonstrate exemplary scholarly writing in literature, linguistics, rhetoric, or folklore. For consideration, submit your best essay in one of these fields. For graduate students only$400.00

Rodney Farnsworth English Award: Designed to recognize students who demonstrate excellence in comparative literature studies devoted to the humanities, sciences, and mythology as well as queer or adaptive theory. Faculty members nominate students. Nominees should submit their best writing sample in one or more of these areas. For graduate students (minimum 3.0 GPA).  $500.00

Please send all nominations and writing samples to the awards committee: englishpurduefw@gmail.com by Friday, February 28th, 2020.