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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. Take our Scholarship Match Quiz and find the right scholarship for you.

List of English Scholarships

Media Fellow

Undergraduate students attending college in the United States are eligible to enter this media planning case competition. Students must be at least 18 years of age as of Nov. 30, 2017.

Total: $50000

Awards: 50

Deadline: July 10, 2020

Ada Leigh Soles Memorial Professional Librarian & Archivist Incentive Program-Bach./Doctoral Degree

This forgivable loan program is available to Delaware residents pursuing a bachelor’s or doctoral degree program. Students must have worked at least two years at a Delaware public library, county department library, public school library, or state agency library or archive.

Total: $11600

Awards: 7

Deadline: July 15, 2020

Delaware Christa McAuliffe Teacher Incentive Program

This award is available for Delaware students enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program leading to teacher certification who plan to teach in a public school in Delaware. High school senior applicants must rank in the top half of their class and have a combined SAT score of 1570 or higher; undergraduate applicants must have a grade point average of 2.75 or higher.

Total: $4800

Awards: 25

Deadline: July 15, 2020

Phyliss J McCarthy Scholarship for Excellence in Writing

High School Seniors and Juniors are eligible to apply. Winners will be announced and prize money will be awarded on August 6th, 2020. Stories will be featured on company website and blog.

Total: $1000

Awards: 1

Deadline: July 23, 2020

Higher Education Academic Scholarship Program (Bright Flight)

This award is available to Missouri high school seniors who are planning to attend an eligible Missouri postsecondary institution. The student must have completed the SAT or ACT assessment during the senior year of high school and score within the top five percent of the state.

Total: $1905

Awards: 7777

Deadline: July 31, 2020

New Mexico Teachers’ Loan-For-Service

This award is for New Mexico residents who are enrolled at a public postsecondary institution in New Mexico. The student must be accepted into a teaching program or an alternative licensure teacher preparation program and must declare his/her intent to practice as a teacher in the New Mexico public school system.

Total: $20000

Awards: 33

Deadline: August 03, 2020

Clubs of America Scholarship Award for Career Success

This award is available for U.S. and international undergraduate students who feel passionately about the career and educational path they are pursuing. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and submit an essay about his/her chosen profession.

Total: $1000

Awards: 1

Deadline: August 31, 2020

W.D. Farr Scholarship

The W.D. Farr Scholarship is available for graduate students who are pursuing a career in the beef industry.

Total: $12000

Awards: 2

Deadline: August 31, 2020

Caroline M. Hewins Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is available for international and U.S. graduate students who specialize or plan to specialize in library work with children. Students must plan to attend an institution that is accredited by the American Library Association (ALA).

Total: $4000

Awards: 1

Deadline: September 01, 2020

Connecticut Minority Teacher Incentive Grant Program

This award is for Connecticut upper-level undergraduate students who are enrolled in an undergraduate teacher preparation program at an eligible college or university in Connecticut. The student must be a minority student (African, American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian American or Native American heritage) and intend to teach in a Connecticut public school after graduation.

Total: $5000

Awards: 64

Deadline: October 15, 2020

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