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.Youngstown Vindicator ScholarshipsVaries02/15/2018
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Fryxell Scholarship$1,00002/15/2018
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Clara B. Small Scholarship$1,200February 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Blythe Family Scholarship in Architecture and EnglishVariesMarch 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Edwin C. and Mary Kirkland Fellowship$12,000March 15
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.South Dakota Oratory Contest$1,000In February
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Creative Writing Scholarship$500March 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Frances Alexander Memorial Scholarship$400February 15
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.English Club Scholarship$400March 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Center for Literary Arts Scholarship$5,000February 1 (Priority)
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Erwin Palmer Outstanding Senior in Literary Studies AwardVariesApril 15
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Helen Buckley Award in English Writing ArtsVariesFebruary 13
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Anne Bernard Schafer ScholarshipVaries
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Earl E. Edgar Memorial ScholarshipVaries
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100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.John R. Rowland English ScholarshipVaries
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.The Matthew T. Conlin, O.F.M. ScholarshipVaries
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Storer Scholarship in English or History$12,000February 15
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Vida Dutton Scudder Fellowship$10,000Early January
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Dr. William Calvert Memorial ScholarshipVariesMarch 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Randy Owen Scholarship$1,000March 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Patricia Collins Amaral Memorial Fund$600February 15
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Ingebord Crede Memorial Scholarship$3,000February 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Barbara Ferry Johnson Scholarship$500March 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.LIT Scholarship for Excellence$1,000May 31
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Mai Robinson English ScholarshipVariesMarch 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Alma and Sharon Goudes Educational Scholarship$5,000March
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Olivia Jackson McGee Endowed Scholarship$1,100March 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Norma Ross Walter Scholarship$1,000January 31
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.Martin J. Svaglic Award$2,500February 25
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Department of English Scholarship$2,000January 11
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Gerogia Barnes Scholarship$80April 15
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.Allison Preston Goodheart Scholarship$2,500March 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Nelson DeMille Endowed Scholarship in EnglishVariesFebruary 15
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Special Talent Scholarship$10,000None
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Doris Roethlisberger Scholarship$500Mid-February
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Woo, Hyung Kyu Scholarship$1,000May 31
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Yvonne Duffy Fund Scholarship$2,000February 15
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Alumni Association ScholarshipVariesFebruary 15
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.Humanities Scholars Program$22,000November 1 (Priority)
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Pauline and Harold Brown English Scholarship$400February 15
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