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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.

Florida Minority Teacher Education Scholarship Program

This award is available to Florida resident undergraduate students who are enrolled as upper division undergraduates in a state-approved teacher education program at an eligible Florida institution. Students must be of African, American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, Asian American/Pacific Islander, or American Indian/Alaskan Native descent, and plan to teach in a Florida public school upon graduation.

Total: $4000 Awards:  135
Deadline:  July 1
2019

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: $4000 Awards:  33
Deadline:  July 1
2019

Maryland Workforce Shortage Student Assistance Grant

This award is available for Maryland students who are planning to attend a Maryland postsecondary institution. The student must be enrolled in a program of study currently experiencing a statewide and regional workforce need and plan on working in that specific career/occupational program upon graduation.

Total: $4000 Awards:  380
Deadline:  July 2
2019

'Signal Grace' Scholarship Essay Contest

This essay contest is open to U.S. high school and college students who submit an essay on the book "Signal Grace" by T.M. Yates. Students must attend a U.S. institution, except for students residing in or attending school in Rhode Island.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  July 4
2019

Christopher W. Keyser Undergraduate Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. undergraduate students who have a career interest in legal or criminal justice fields. Students must major in one of the following fields: criminal justice, pre-law studies, English, history, political science, journalism, or communications.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  July 31
2019

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: $3000 Awards:  8000
Deadline:  July 31
2019

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
2019

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
2019

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 1
2019

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
2019

Sherman & Frances L. Teller Teacher Credential Scholarship

The Sherman & Frances L. Teller Teacher Credential Scholarship is provided to K-12 educators pursuing a teaching credential (includes special education and ESL) at a University of California or California State University campus in the greater Los Angeles area. Students must also reside in the greater Los Angeles area (includes Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and Ventura counties).

Total: $2000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  November 1
2019

Melissa Pellegrin Memorial Scholarship Fund

This award is available for U.S undergraduate and/or graduate students who are majoring in the field of technical communication (technical writing, editing, graphic design or multimedia art). Students must attend the University of Central Florida.

Total: $500 Awards:  3
Deadline:  November 26
2019