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Do you love to read great American novels or classic English literature? Do you find yourself cringing at misspellings in your text messages? Are you a student who gets excited at an essay assignment because it means you’ll get to write? If so, you may find yourself pursuing an English major in college. Lucky for you, there are hundreds of scholarship opportunities out there for fellow English enthusiasts. In fact, you may have an upper hand at several essay contests with your writing and persuasion skills. That’s not all! There are many more scholarships specifically for English majors, and we’ve compiled this directory just for them.

UNF Gray Scholarship

This award is available to U.S students who are planning to attend the University of North Florida as freshmen and major in a field within the College of Arts & Sciences. Students must have a UNF recalculated grade point average of 3.6 or higher and a SAT score of 1360 or higher or an ACT score of 28 or higher.

Total: $4000 Awards:  15
Deadline:  October 15
2018

Harvey Fellowship

This award is available for U.S. and international Christian graduate students. Recipients are selected based on academic achievement and commitment to Christian values.

Total: $12000 Awards:  20
Deadline:  November 1
2018

AAJA Sports Journalism Institute Scholarship

U.S. and international college sophomores, juniors, and seniors are eligible to apply for this award. Students must demonstrate an interest in sports journalism as a career

Total: $500 Awards:  10
Deadline:  November 1
2018

Toyota/UNCF Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. college freshmen who are enrolled at selected HBCUs in an eligible major. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $7500 Awards:  6
Deadline:  November 10
2018

Vittoria Periord Memorial HCC Scholarship

This scholarship is available for high school seniors in Hillsborough County who have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher. Applicants must plan to major in writing, archeology, or music at Hillsborough Community College.

Total: $2000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 10
2019

Bill McKnight Legacy Scholarship

This scholarship is available for LGBT students and straight allies who are studying art or humanities at an accredited college or university in the U.S. Preference is given to students residing in Kitsap County or Bainbridge Island in Washington State.

Total: $4160 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 12
2019

Deloris Carter Hampton Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. women of color who have a demonstrated history of activism and/or leadership in the LGBT community and are pursuing a degree in education, women's health, or dance. Applicants must be residents of Washington state, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, or Alaska.

Total: $4160 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 12
2019

Pride Foundation Alaska Scholarship

This award is available for students in Alaska who are self-identified lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT), members of LGBT families, or straight-allies who have been strongly supportive of the LGBT community.

Total: $4160 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 12
2019

Bernice Pickens Parsons Scholarship Fund

This award is for a U.S. student from West Virginia who is pursuing education or training in the fields of library science, nursing, or para-professional training in the legal field. The applicant must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher and an ACT score of 20 or higher to be eligible.

Total: $1950 Awards:  4
Deadline:  January 15
2019

Dr. Joseph C. Basile, II Scholarship Fund

This award is for U.S. students who are residents of West Virginia and are planning to major in education at a college in West Virginia. The applicant must have an ACT score of 20 or higher and a grade point average of 2.5 or higher.

Total: $1500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 15
2019

Elizabeth H. Thomas Scholarship Fund

This award is for a U.S. graduating high school senior from Logan High School in Logan, West Virginia who is attending college in West Virginia. The applicant must major in teaching. The applicant must have a 3.0 grade point average or higher and an ACT score of 20 or higher.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 15
2019

Mary E. (Nalbach) Huseby Scholarship Fund

This award is available for U.S. undergraduate students who are residents of Cedar Grove, West Virginia. Students must pursue a field of study in education, have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 15
2019