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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

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

Ford Emerging Voices Scholarships

Two promising female undergraduate or graduate student applicants are wanted to provide future journalistic content for AWM. The “Emerging Voices” Scholarship program consists of two scholarships. The winner will receive $3,000 and the runner-up will receive $1,000, made payable directly to each student’s educational institute.

Total: $4000

Awards: 2

Deadline: May 08

The Virginia Zank Scholarship  

This scholarship is available for current high school seniors who are planning to major in English at Missouri Valley College in Marshall, MO. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, an ACT score of 21 or higher (or equivalent SAT), and must submit an essay about his/her relationship with writing.

Total: $10000

Awards: 1

Deadline: May 15

The Loren Gruber Scholarship

This scholarship is available for incoming freshman at Missouri Valley College who are planning to major in English. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, an ACT score of 21 or higher (or SAT equivalent), and must submit an essay about a work of writing that has influenced them.

Total: $10000

Awards: 1

Deadline: May 15

Roberta M. Born Scholarship

Graduating high school seniors or current undergraduate college students who are residents of Glynn County in Georgia are eligible to apply for this award. Studens must have a strong background and/or course of study in the arts and humanities.

Total: $500

Awards: 1

Deadline: May 24

Ford Motor Company Tribal College Scholarship

This scholarship is available for U.S. undergraduate students of American Indian or Alaska Natives descent who have declared a major in math, science, engineering, business, teacher training, or environmental science. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and attend a tribal college; preference will be given to students enrolled at a Michigan tribal college.

Total: $3000

Awards: 27

Deadline: May 31

John M. Skalski Endowed Graduate Scholarship

This award is for doctoral students who are members of PDK and are studying education or educational administration. Applicants must have a minimum 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

Total: $1000

Awards: 1

Deadline: June 01

PDK Past Presidents’ Graduate Fellowship in Educational Leadership

This award is available for graduate students who are members of Phi Delta Kappa International and pursuing a master’s, specialist, or doctoral degree in education or engaged in dissertation research.

Total: $1000

Awards: 3

Deadline: June 01

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: $3001

Awards: 379

Deadline: July 01