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Department of English Seeks Applicants for Undergraduate Scholarships

The Department of English will award fourteen undergraduate scholarships for the 2019-2020 academic year, including the Charles and Frances Mangam Merit Scholarships. Awards are made after a committee review of a student’s overall GPA, GPA in English courses, personal statement, general program of study, and a letter of recommendation from a member of the instructional staff.

All declared English majors with an overall GPA of a least 3.0 are eligible for the scholarships. Applicants must have completed their two 200-level course prerequisite in the major by the end of Spring 2019, and award holders must be full-time students during Fall 2019 and Spring 2020. Students who received one of these awards in 2018-2019 or earlier may reapply, but only the Bowe and Bryant-Dennis Scholarships give preference to the prior year’s award holder. The Mangam Merit Scholarships will pay a total of $4,000, in two installments. The department’s other scholarships pay a stipend between $1,000 and $4,000.

To apply for an English Department scholarship, students must submit all the required application materials by Friday, April 5, 2019. Winners will be notified via email by mid-July. For more information, contact the Undergraduate Studies Office, 311 McClung Tower, 974-5401, or e-mail Dr. Anthony Welch ( Additional information about these scholarships and the application and recommendation forms may be picked up in 311 McClung Tower or found online at


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