Through the Department of English at the School of Liberal Arts, you are invited each year to apply for the many scholarships and awards offered to English students. To qualify, students must be enrolled full-time and be in good academic standing. We recognize excellence in English from year one to year four. Priority will be given to students based on financial need.
This scholarship of $500 is open to all undergraduate Liberal Arts majors. Students must work with faculty members to develop a project that will help bring new pedagogical technologies in course design and delivery into the classroom.
This award of $125 is presented annually to the undergraduate student who submits the best essay written in either W131 Reading, Writing, and Inquiry or W140 Reading, Writing, and Inquiry-Honors.
This award of $50 is presented to an IUPUI undergraduate student for an outstanding critical, analytical, or expository essay originating in an English department writing and literacy class, excluding W131 and W140.
This award of $100 is for the best poem written in W206: Introduction to Creative Writing or W208: Introduction to Poetry Writing from the past year (last spring, summer, or fall semester).
This award of $250 is for any student who has been enrolled in a creative writing course in the past 18 months and who is currently an undergraduate student at IUPUI. Please submit only one short story per award.
This award of $250 is for any student who has been enrolled in a creative writing course in the past 18 months and who is currently an undergraduate student at IUPUI. Please submit only one poem per award.
This award of $250, made possible by a gift from the late Mary Louise Rea, Professor Emerita of English, is for a short story written by anyone enrolled in an IUPUI creative writing course during the last 18 months and who is currently an undergraduate student at IUPUI (or a December graduate).
This scholarship of $250 honors students who best exemplifies the same values as Senior Lecturer Emeritus Brian C. McDonald, who lived an examined life with great integrity. These values shaped his enthusiasm for intellectual engagement and his deep love of literature.