English Scholarships

The English major is one of the more popular for a reason: solid reading and writing skills are at the base of many careers. English also provides a nice bridge to many graduate studies, particularly law.

English majors can also find careers in education, since English is so heavily required in high school and college curricula.

Types of English Scholarships

Since English is already a popular major, you may not find quite as many financial aid opportunities as in fields like biology or engineering. However, there are still a number of scholarships out there.

Most English scholarships are school-specific, but you can also find some nationwide contests that provide financial aid awards. A handful of fellowships are also available for English majors.

Popular Scholarships for English Majors

Many of the school-specific scholarships offer amounts between $500 and $3,000, such as the Clara B. Small Scholarship at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, which offers $1,200 to a nontraditional student studying English.

There are also some national contests, such as the Joseph Henry Jackson Literary Award scholarship, which awards $2,000 to a student with an exceptional work of non-published fiction.

Fellowships range in requirements and awards. The Swann Foundation Fellowship is a particularly interesting one, offering $15,000 to a student with an outstanding thesis related to caricature or cartoon.

Applying for English Scholarships

Since English is a writing field, many English scholarships will require an essay or other written work for consideration. Some school-specific scholarships will award students based solely on their GPA and academic performance.

As an English major, you have a particular skill with words. Thus, you might find that you can apply for other scholarships that require an essay and aren't specific to a particular major and have a leg up on the competition.

Be sure to browse our scholarship directory to get more information on these scholarships and hundreds more.

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100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Oxford Honors Scholarship$ 1,00002/01/2018
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Fryxell Scholarship$ 1,00002/15/2018
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Youngstown Vindicator ScholarshipsVaries02/15/2018
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Schmalenbeck Memorial Scholarship$ 500February 15
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Elda E. Robins Memorial Scholarship$ 600March 31
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Mary Elizabeth Schwartz ScholarshipVariesJanuary 15
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.The Buehler Family ScholarshipVaries
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.The Professor Thomas O. Kelly, II and Dorothy S. Kelly ScholarshipVaries
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.The Richard J. Sheehy ScholarshipVaries
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Woodrow Wilson Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities$ 30,000January 21
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.English Scholarship$ 5,000February 1 (Priority)
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Charles F. Wells Scholarship$ 635February 13
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Charles F. and Miriam B. Davis Writing Arts Award$ 100February 16
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Forgotten Carols ScholarshipVaries
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Charles Baird Memorial ScholarshipVaries
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Margaret I. Pfau ScholarshipVaries
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Rosalie Hewitt Endowed Scholarship In EnglishVaries
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Virginia Hare ScholarshipVaries
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Oratorical Contest Scholarship$ 1,000March 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Stephanie G. Hoffman Scholarship Fund$ 5,000November 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Galen S. Besco Memorial Scholarship$ 5,000February 15
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Mel Larson Scholarship$ 1,000Mid-February
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Ruth Ingersoll Goldmark Fellowship$ 2,500Early January
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Mary McEwen Schimke Scholarship$ 1,000Early January
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Marshall Williams and Grace Cornett Bell Memorial Scholarship$ 500March 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Mary Caroline and Robert Oliver Carmichael Memorial Fund Scholarship$ 1,000March 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Joel W. Collins Sr. Scholarship$ 1,200March 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Hardin, Keitt, Hinton Memorial Scholarship$ 1,000March 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Opal R. and Opal A. Lovett Scholarship$ 1,320March 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Humanities Scholars Program$ 22,000November 1 (Priority)
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Elsa Jorgenson Award$ 6,000February 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Reid-Baskin Scholarship$ 1,000March 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.R.L. Gillette Scholarship$ 1,000March 31
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Pauline and Harold Brown English Scholarship$ 400February 15
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.James D. Phelan Literary Award$ 2,000January 31
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.CMP Pub. Scholarship for Minority Students in Journalism or EnglishVariesOctober 10 (fall); March 10 (spring)
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Soon Young Rhee Park Scholarship$ 1,000May 31
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Katherine Kantz Conner English Award$ 3,000February 15
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Wright Bryan Memorial Fund ScholarshipVariesMarch 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Robert N. Clark Annual Scholarship in English$ 1,000March 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in Humanistic StudiesVariesDecember 19
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Ruth S. Widener - Honoring the Late Mrs. Ralph Widener ScholarshipVariesJune 15
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Ann Wood Stopper Scholarship in Memory of Robert WoodVariesFebruary 21
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.English Scholarship$ 400February 15
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Joseph Henry Jackson Literary Award$ 2,000January 31
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Lydia Dorothea Haag Award$ 2,500None
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Melissa G. McQuarrie Endowed ScholarshipVaries
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Robert W. Peterson ScholarshipVaries
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Martin J. Svaglic Award$ 2,500February 25
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Department of English Scholarship$ 2,000January 11
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