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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

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

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

Iowa Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program

This award is available to Iowa educators who are teaching in a shortage subject area, as designated by the Iowa Department of Education. The award is in the form of forgiveness of the recipient’s outstanding student loan debt.

Total: $4000

Awards: 1

Deadline: November 20

ARRL Mississippi Scholarship

This scholarship is for licensed radio amateurs under 30 years of age who are residents of and attend college in Mississippi. Students must be pursuing a bachelor’s degree or higher in electronics, communications, or related fields.

Total: $500

Awards: 1

Deadline: December 31

Fred R. McDaniel Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is offered to a licensed radio amateur with a general class or higher license who is a resident of and attends an institution in the FCC 5th Call District. Students must major in electronics, communications, or related fields; preference will be given to students with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $1000

Awards: 1

Deadline: December 31

Louisiana Tech University Bessie Talbert Purdy Scholarship

This scholarship is available to U.S. undergraduate students who plan to attend Lousiana Tech University as freshmen. Students must be an education (including agricultural education) or human ecology major.

Total: $1000

Awards: 1

Deadline: January 05

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: $12000

Awards: 1

Deadline: January 08

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: $12000

Awards: 1

Deadline: January 08

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: $12000

Awards: 1

Deadline: January 08

University of Oregon Staton Scholarship

This award is for U.S. students who will be incoming freshmen at the University of Oregon. Students must be residents of Oregon and must demonstrate extraordinary financial need.

Total: $83400

Awards: 12

Deadline: January 15