Scholarships

All scholarships awarded by the College of Liberal and Fine Arts require the recipient to: major in a discipline within the College of Liberal and Fine Arts and actively pursue a degree; unless otherwise stated, be enrolled full-time: 12 hours for undergraduate students and 9 hours for graduate students; unless otherwise noted, the application deadline for all scholarships is February 15.

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STEVEN G. KELLMAN AWARD FOR CREATIVE NON-FICTION

Award

This year’s award amount will vary.

Criteria

  • Must be enrolled full time in an undergraduate degree program (minimum 12 credit hours) at UTSA.
  • Must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.

Application requirements

Steven G. Kellman Award for Creative Non-Fiction application; submission of a creative non-fiction essay of up to 4,000 words; and cover letter stating title of work, and that it is original, previously unpublished work. (Award recipients are required to write thank-you letters to donors.)

LILLIAN WALD BELLER ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

Award

Number of awards and amounts vary.

Criteria

  • Must have completed at least 60 hours of college credit.

  • Must be enrolled full time (minimum 12 credit hours).

  • Must be an English major and must apply to the Teacher Certification Program at UTSA.

  • Must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.

  • Preference given to single parents, male or female, who are supporting dependent children in their home.

Application requirements

Lillian Wald Beller Endowed Scholarship application, and nonfiction writing sample of 600-900 words on a topic of literary criticism.

DAVIDSON-SHADDOX CREATIVE WRITING SCHOLARSHIP

Award

Number of awards and amounts vary.

Criteria

  • Must have declared an undergraduate major in English and have completed at least 60 hours of college credit.

  • Must be enrolled full time (minimum 12 credit hours).

  • Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA in English courses.

  • Must enroll in an upper-level creative writing course during the academic year in which the award is given.

Application requirements

Davidson-Shaddox Creative Writing Scholarship application and letter, and submission of a creative writing manuscript (poetry or prose).

EILEEN LUNDY SCHOLARSHIP FOR EXCELLENCE IN ENGLISH EDUCATION

Award

Number of awards and amounts vary.

Criteria

  • Must be returning to college, with preference given to students who have not attended college full time for a period of 10 years or more, and who have completed a minimum of 60 hours with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.

  • Must be enrolled full time (minimum 12 credit hours).

  • Must have declared an undergraduate major in English.

  • Must demonstrate financial need.

Application requirements

Eileen Lundy Scholarship for Excellence in English Education application and a 250- to 500-word essay describing reasons for wanting to teach English at the high school or college level.

WADE RICHMOND ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

Award

Number of awards and amounts vary.

Criteria

  • Must have completed at least 60 hours of college credit.

  • Must be an English major actively pursuing literary studies and enrolled full time (minimum 12 credit hours).

  • Must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.

Application requirements

Wade Richmond Endowed Scholarship application and nonfiction writing manuscript of 600-900 words on a topic of literary criticism.

KENNETH ALAN HOVEY ENDOWED MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Award

One or more awards; amount varies; both undergraduate and graduate students may be awarded.

Criteria

  • Must be actively pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in the Department of English or a Humanities degree in the Department of Philosophy and Classics.

  • Undergraduate applicants must have completed at least 60 hours of college credit at the time of application.

  • Must be enrolled full time (minimum 12 credit hours for undergraduates or 9 credit hours for graduate students enrolled in the English master’s or doctoral program) during the academic year in which the award is received.

  • Must have and maintain a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA with a declared major in the undergraduate English or Humanities degrees or must have and maintain a minimum 3.5 GPA in all courses for the English graduate degrees.

Application requirements

Kenneth Alan Hovey Scholarship application form and a two-page writing sample that pertains to any British or American poet.


Graduate Scholarships

The scholarships listed below are based on the following criteria, application requirements, and deadline (unless otherwise noted): Must be a graduate student in English (or be accepted into the program); Must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.2. Deadline is February 15.

The general application includes information regarding graduate departmental financial aid including Teaching Assistantships. General application requirements: completed General Application form, writing sample (8 to 10 pages; literary analysis), and three letters of recommendation, at least one of which addresses the applicant's potential as a teacher; see graduate advisor for specific criteria and requirements. Other applications have unique application forms and other writing and recommendation requirements.

WENDY BARKER CREATIVE WRITING AWARD

Submissions

5-10 pages of poetry (one poem on each page) and/or 10-15 pages short fiction or creative non-fiction (prose should be double-spaced; do not submit your only copy).

Criteria

  • Must be a graduate student.

Application requirements

Include ONE cover page with name, mailing address, e-mail address, phone number and titles of all submissions. Submit one copy of work. Your name should not be anywhere else except on the cover page.

Deadline

12 noon, Wednesday February 8, 2012.

ALAN E. CRAVEN ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

Award

Number of awards and amounts vary.

Criteria

  • Must be a graduate student majoring in English

  • Must register and complete a minimum of 6 credit hours per semester during the academic year for which the scholarship is awarded

  • Must have a minimum cumulative 3.2 GPA

Application requirements

Alan E. Craven Endowed Scholarship Application, completed General Application form, three letters of recommendation, 8-10 page sample literary analysis, and GRE scores (these scores will only be used in comparison with applicants of similar socioeconomic background).

KENNETH ALAN HOVEY ENDOWED MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Award

One or more awards; amount varies; both undergraduate and graduate students may be awarded.

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DEBBIE LOPEZ MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Award

Number and award amounts may vary depending on available funds and eligible applicant pool.

Criteria

  • Must be actively pursuing a graduate degree in the Department of English.
  • Must be enrolled full time (9 credit hours for graduate students) during the academic year in which the award is received.
  • Must have a minimum grade point average of 3.4 (on a 4.0 scale).
  • Must demonstrate strong writing skills (in the two-page writing sample).

Application requirements

Debbie Lopez Memorial Scholarship application form and a two-page essay discussing the meaningful impacts of the teaching and/or mentorship of Dr. Debbie Lopez.

KEITH THOMAS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Award

Number of awards and amounts vary.

Criteria

  • Must be enrolled and in good standing in a graduate program in English (MA or PhD) at UTSA

  • Must be enrolled in at least 6 hours of graduate credit in English during the term of the award

  • Must have a minimum 3.3 cumulative GPA

Application requirements

Keith Thomas Memorial Scholarship Application, completed General Application form, three letters of recommendation, 8-10 page sample literary analysis, and GRE scores (these scores will only be used in comparison with applicants of similar socioeconomic background).


For more information or for applications, contact the College of Liberal and Fine Arts Undergraduate Advising Office at 458-4900 (1604) or 458-2510 (downtown), find your advisor's e-mail address at the COLFA advisors' page, or contact the Department of English at 458-4374.


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