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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 scholarships for English majors. 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 perfect scholarship for you.

List of English Scholarships

Alice Conger Patterson Scholarship

This scholarship is open to women who are 23 years of age or older and attend or plan to attend select NC institutions. Students must have a grade point average of 2.6 or higher, pursue a liberal arts degree, and demonstrate financial need.

Total: $1000

Awards: 1

Deadline: April 01

PDK Prospective Educator Scholarship Program

This scholarship is available for international and U.S. high school seniors and current undergraduate students who plan to major in or are majoring in education. Current college students must be members of Phi Delta Kappa International.

Total: $1000

Awards: 39

Deadline: April 03

Nora Jane Crocker Redding Memorial Scholarship

U.S. high school seniors with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher who will be graduating from Aurora, Colorado public high school are eligible for this award. Students must plan to pursue a career in education.

Total: $2000

Awards: 1

Deadline: April 10

NDS / DMI Education & Communication Scholarship

U.S. college sophomores and juniors who plan to pursue education or communication careers in the dairy product industry or related food industries are eligible for this award. Students must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher.

Total: $1100

Awards: 5

Deadline: April 15

Tennessee Teaching Scholars Program

This award is available for Tennessee college juniors, seniors, and post-baccalaureate students who are enrolled in a teacher education program at an eligible public or private college or university in Tennessee. Students must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or higher.

Total: $4474

Awards: 157

Deadline: April 15

Robert C. and Lillian N. DuSoe Scholarship

High school seniors graduating from schools in the Laguna Beach Unified or Santa Ana Unified School District who plan to major in writing or music are eligible for this award. Students must enroll full time and demonstrate financial need.

Total: $2500

Awards: 3

Deadline: April 15

Teachers Make Teachers Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. high school seniors and current undergraduate students who are pursuing a degree in education with the intent to teach. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $1000

Awards: 1

Deadline: April 30

Educators for Maine Program

This forgivable loan program is available to Maine graduating high school seniors, undergraduate students, and graduate students who are pursuing initial certification as a teacher, including speech pathology or child care provider qualifications. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $2886

Awards: 83

Deadline: May 01

Ford Empowering America Scholarship

The “Empowering America” Scholarship program consists of one $3,000 scholarship for a winning student and one $2,000 scholarship for a student selected as runner-up, made payable directly to each student’s educational institute. The winner will create two profiles/interview pieces for the AWM website.

Total: $5000

Awards: 2

Deadline: May 01

KHEAA Teacher Scholarship

This scholarship is available for Kentucky undergraduate and graduate students who are pursuing an initital teacher certification. Priority is given to Juniors, seniors, and graduate level students.

Total: $5000

Awards: 650

Deadline: May 01