English Scholarships

Scholarship Applications for 2014-2015 are Now Closed

The College of Liberal Arts wants to thank all of our students for applying for the 2014-2015 scholarships and awards. Applications are now being reviewed by committees and all students who applied will be notified via email no later than April 1st.

Scholarship and award recipients are asked to attend the College of Liberal Arts Donor/Student Luncheon from 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Friday, April 11th. The student awards will be handed out later that day from 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. More information will be provided when students are notified by email.

Feel free to contact Lauren Belflower at lbelflower1@uco.edu or 974-5567 with any questions.


Dr. Claude Arnold Scholarship

Scholarship Mission: This scholarship, provided by the Everett Family Foundation through the Oklahoma City Community Foundation, recognizes a student who has excelled in the classroom and who shows outstanding research ability and potential in the field of English Studies.

Value and Duration: The endowment allows for this $1,500 scholarship to be disbursed on an annual basis, payable over the course of a full academic year (Fall/Spring) in equal payments of $750 each semester.

Criteria:
* Enrollment in the Bachelor of Arts program in English, the Bachelor of Arts program in English/Creative Writing, or the Bachelor of Arts in Education program in English Education
* Minimum GPA of 3.0 overall
* Minimum GPA of 3.5 GPA in the major

Requirements: The recipient must complete additional documents required by the Oklahoma City Community Foundation, as well as the College of Liberal Arts application. The recipient will be required to write a letter of thanks to the Everett Family Trust which has made this scholarship available. This letter must be submitted to the College of Liberal Arts Dean’s Office, ATTN: Lauren B. Belflower before May 1, 2014.

Scholarship Packet Must Contain:

  • Cover Sheet
  • Application
  • Resume
  • Current Transcript
  • Scholarly Writing Sample (12-15 pp.), preferably focusing on Old English, Medieval, or Renaissance Literature
  • Letter Outlining Financial Need (1 p.)

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Dr. Martin R. Ausmus Outstanding Graduate Student Award

Scholarship Mission: This award, established in honor of former faculty member Dr. Martin R. Ausmus, recognizes a graduate student who has excelled in the classroom and demonstrates exceptional promise in the field of English Studies.

Value and Duration: The recipient of this award will receive a commemorative plaque and will be the Department of English’s nominee for the College of Liberal Arts’ Mary Elizabeth Morelli Outstanding Graduate Student Award.

Criteria:
*Enrollment in the Master of Arts program in English (any major)

Requirements: None

Award Packet Must Contain:

  • Cover Sheet
  • Application
  • Resume
  • Current Transcript
  • Scholarly or Creative Writing Sample (5-10 pp.)

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Danielle Lelene Barnes Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Mission:  This scholarship, established in memory and honor of UCO student Danielle Lelene Barnes, recognizes an English major who is pursuing a minor in Women’s Studies.

Value and Duration: This scholarship provides a disbursement in an amount that is determined by the funds available and is payable during the fall semester.

Criteria:
*Enrollment in the Bachelor of Arts program in English, the Bachelor of Arts program in English/Creative Writing, the Bachelor of Arts in Education program in English Education
*Declared minor in Women’s Studies
*Minimum overall GPA of 3.0
*Preference given to applicants who are active in the Association of Women’s Studies student organization
*Preference given to women and minority applicants
*Open to all undergraduate classifications (freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior), including international undergraduate students

Requirements: The recipient will be required to write a letter of thanks to the Barnes Family, which has made this scholarship possible. This letter must be submitted to the College of Liberal Arts Dean’s Office, ATTN: Lauren B. Belflower before May 1, 2014.

Award Packet Must Contain:

  • Cover Sheet
  • Application
  • Current Transcript
  • Writing Sample of at least 500 Words

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Lorraine K. Bell Scholarship

Scholarship Mission: This scholarship, established in honor of former UCO English and humanities instructor Lorraine King Bell, recognizes a student who has demonstrated outstanding scholarly ability and has played an active role in department and university activities.

Value and Duration: This scholarship provides a disbursement in an amount that is determined by the funds available and is payable during the fall semester.

Criteria:
*Enrollment in the Bachelor of Arts program in English, the Bachelor of Arts program in English/Creative Writing, the Bachelor of Arts in Education program in English Education, or the Master of Arts program in English (any major)
*Junior, senior, or graduate status
*Demonstrated scholarly excellence
*Active participation in department and university activities

Requirements: The recipient will be required to write a letter of thanks to the Crooked Oak High School Alumni Association, which established this scholarship. This letter must be submitted to the College of Liberal Arts Dean’s Office, ATTN: Lauren B. Belflower before May 1, 2014.

Scholarship Packet Must Contain:

  • Cover Sheet
  • Application
  • Resume
  • Current Transcript
  • Statement describing participation in university and department activities
  • Scholarly or Creative Writing Sample (5-10 pp.)

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Geoffrey Bocca Outstanding Graduate Student in Creative Writing Award

Scholarship Mission: This award, established in honor of former Artist in Residence Geoffrey Bocca, honors a graduate student in Creative Writing who has excelled in the classroom and demonstrates exceptional promise as a writer.

Value and Duration: The recipient of this award will receive a commemorative plaque.

Criteria:
*Enrollment in the Master of Arts program in English with a major in Creative Writing.

Requirements: None

Award Packet Must Contain:

  • Cover Sheet
  • Application
  • Resume
  • Current Transcript
  • Creative Writing Sample (5-10 pp.)

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OCTE Geraldine Burns Award for Excellence in English Studies

Scholarship Mission: This award, established by the Oklahoma Council of Teachers of English, honors an undergraduate English Education major who has excelled in the classroom and demonstrates exceptional promise as a classroom teacher.

Value and Duration: The recipient of this award will receive a one-year membership in the Oklahoma Council of Teachers of English.

Criteria:
*Enrollment in the Bachelor of Arts in Education program in English Education

Requirements: None

Award Packet Must Contain:

  • Cover Sheet
  • Application
  • Resume
  • Current Transcript
  • Scholarly Writing Sample (5-10 pp.)

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Dr. Dean Everett Outstanding English Student Award

Scholarship Mission: This scholarship, provided by the Everett Family Foundation through the Oklahoma City Community Foundation, recognizes a well-rounded student who has excelled academically and has contributed to the campus community.

Value and Duration: The endowment allows for this $1,500 scholarship to be disbursed on an annual basis, payable over the course of a full academic year (Fall/Spring) in equal payments of $750 each semester.

Criteria:
* Enrollment in the Bachelor of Arts program in English, the Bachelor of Arts program in English/Creative Writing, or the Bachelor of Arts in Education program in English Education
* Minimum GPA of 3.0 overall
* Minimum GPA of 3.5 GPA in the major

Requirements: The recipient must complete additional documents required by the Oklahoma City Community Foundation, as well as the College of Liberal Arts application. The recipient will be required to write a letter of thanks to the Everett Family Trust, which has made this scholarship available. This letter must be submitted to the College of Liberal Arts Dean’s Office, ATTN: Lauren B. Belflower before May 1, 2014.

Scholarship Packet Must Contain:

  • Cover Sheet
  • Application
  • Resume
  • Current Transcript
  • Scholarly Writing Sample (12-15 pp.)
  • Letter Outlining Financial Need and Individual Service Contributions to the Department of English, UCO, and the Wider Community (1 p.)

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The Dr. Frank Finney Reach for Excellence Award

Scholarship Mission: This scholarship, provided by the Everett Family Foundation through the Oklahoma City Community Foundation, rewards a student who has a sound GPA, demonstrated financial need, and a determination to succeed.

Value and Duration: The endowment allows for this $1,500 scholarship to be disbursed on an annual basis, payable over the course of a full academic year (Fall/Spring) in equal payments of $750 each semester.

Criteria:
* Enrollment in the Bachelor of Arts program in English, the Bachelor of Arts program in English/Creative Writing, or the Bachelor of Arts in Education program in English Education
* Minimum GPA of 3.0 overall
* Minimum GPA of 3.0 GPA in the major

Requirements: The recipient must complete additional documents required by the Oklahoma City Community Foundation, as well as the College of Liberal Arts application. The recipient will be required to write a letter of thanks to the Everett Family Trust, which has made this scholarship available. This letter must be submitted to the College of Liberal Arts Dean’s Office, ATTN: Lauren B. Belflower before May 1, 2014.

Scholarship Packet Must Contain:

  • Cover Sheet
  • Application
  • Resume
  • Current Transcript
  • 600-word Essay on the Relevance of English Studies to the Applicant’s Career Goals
  • Letter Outlining Financial Need (1 p.)

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Barbara Kay Gilmore Endowed Scholarships for English

Scholarship Mission: This scholarship, established in honor of UCO alumna Barbara Kay Gilmore, recognizes outstanding full- and part-time undergraduate and graduate students in English.

Value and Duration: The endowment allows for scholarships to be disbursed on an annual basis, payable over the course of a full academic year (Fall/Spring). Amounts vary from $500 to $1000.

Criteria:
*Full- or part-time enrollment in the Bachelor of Arts program in English, the Bachelor of Arts program in English/Creative Writing, the Bachelor of Arts in Education program in English Education, or the Master of Arts program in English (any major)
*Minimum GPA of 3.0
*Must have completed at least 60 undergraduate credit hours or have attained graduate standing
*Financial need will be considered

Requirements: The recipient will be required to write a letter of thanks to George and Barbara Lynch, the executors of the Gilmore estate. This letter must be submitted into the College of Liberal Arts Dean’s Office, ATTN: Lauren B. Belflower before May 1, 2014.

Scholarship Packet Must Contain:

  • Cover Sheet
  • Application
  • Resume
  • Current Transcript
  • Statement of Financial Need
  • Scholarly or Creative Writing Sample (5-10 pp.)

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Carol Hamilton Creative Writing Scholarship

Scholarship Mission: This scholarship, established in honor of UCO alumna and former faculty member Carol Hamilton, supports a UCO senior who has been accepted into the graduate program in Creative Writing.

Value and Duration: This scholarship provides a disbursement in an amount that is determined by the funds available and is payable during the fall semester.

Criteria: The recipient must show promise as a creative writer and meet the following criteria:
*Senior undergraduate at UCO (any major)
*Demonstrated promise as a creative writer
*Acceptance into the graduate program in Creative Writing

Requirements: The recipient will be required to write a letter of thanks to Drs. Stephen and Tamela Hamilton, who provide the funds for this endowed scholarship. This letter must be submitted to the College of Liberal Arts Dean’s Office, ATTN: Lauren B. Belflower before May 1, 2014.

Scholarship Packet Must Contain:

  • Cover Sheet
  • Application
  • Resume
  • Current Transcript
  • Creative Writing Sample (5-10 pp.)

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Marilyn Harris Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Creative Writing Award

Scholarship Mission: This award, established in honor of former Artist in Residence Marilyn Harris, honors an undergraduate creative writing student who has excelled in the classroom and demonstrates exceptional promise as a writer.

Value and Duration: The recipient of this award will receive a commemorative plaque.

Criteria:
*Enrollment in the Bachelor of Arts program in English/Creative Writing

Requirements: None

Award Packet Must Contain:

  • Cover Sheet
  • Application
  • Resume
  • Current Transcript
  • Creative Writing Sample (5-10 pp.)

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Clara Kessler Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship Mission: This scholarship, which honors UCO alumna and Eastern Washington University faculty member Clara Kessler, recognizes an English Education major who expresses intent to teach English.

Value and Duration: The value of this scholarship will be determined by the funds available and will be disbursed in the fall semester.

Criteria:
*Enrollment in the Bachelor of Arts in Education program in English Education

Requirements: The recipient will be required to write a letter of thanks to the donors Paul and Carlita Walters. This letter must be submitted to the College of Liberal Arts Dean’s Office, ATTN: Lauren B. Belflower before May 1, 2014.

Scholarship Packet Must Contain:

  • Cover Sheet
  • Application
  • Resume
  • Current Transcript
  • Scholarly Writing Sample (5-10 pp.)
  • Essay describing the applicant’s motivation and goals in pursuing a career in English Education (1-2 pp.)

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Dale Edward McConathy Scholarship

Scholarship Mission: This scholarship, established in honor of UCO alumnus Dale Edward McConathy, recognizes an undergraduate or graduate student in English who displays promise as a writer.

Value and Duration: This scholarship provides a disbursement in an amount that is determined by the funds available and is payable during the fall semester.

Criteria:
* Enrollment in the Bachelor of Arts program in English, the Bachelor of Arts program in English/Creative Writing, the Bachelor of Arts in Education program in English Education, or the Master of Arts program in English (any major)

Requirements: The recipient will be required to write a letter of thanks to the McConathy Family, which has made this scholarship possible. This letter must be submitted to the College of Liberal Arts Dean’s Office, ATTN: Lauren B. Belflower before May 1, 2014.

Scholarship Packet Must Contain:

  • Cover Sheet
  • Application
  • Resume
  • Current Transcript
  • Writing Sample (5-10 pp.) in any area of Literary, Creative, Critical or Linguistic inquiry
  • Letter Outlining Financial Need (1 p.)

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Martin,  Wilson, and Associates Endowed Scholarship in Creative Writing

Scholarship Mission:  This scholarship recognizes an undergraduate or graduate student who is pursuing a major in Creative Writing.

Value and Duration: This scholarship provides a disbursement of $500 and is payable during the fall semester.

Criteria:
* Enrollment in the Bachelor of Arts program in English/Creative Writing or in the Master of Arts program in English with a major in Creative Writing
*Minimum overall GPA of 3.0
*Junior, Senior or Graduate Status

Requirements: The recipient will be required to write a letter of thanks to the donors, who have made this scholarship possible. This letter must be submitted to the College of Liberal Arts Dean’s Office, ATTN: Lauren B. Belflower before May 1, 2014.

Award Packet Must Contain:

  • Cover Sheet
  • Application
  • Current Transcript
  • Writing Sample of at least 500 Words

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Francis Coram Oakes Scholarship in English

Scholarship Mission: This scholarship, which is supported by various donors, honors Francis Coram Oakes, the first member of the English faculty at UCO, and recognizes students who have excelled in the classroom, demonstrate exceptional promise in the field of English Studies, and have demonstrated financial need.

Value and Duration: This scholarship provides a disbursement in an amount that is determined by the funds available and is payable during the fall semester.

Criteria:
*Enrollment in the Bachelor of Arts program in English, the Bachelor of Arts program in English/Creative Writing, the Bachelor of Arts in Education program in English Education, or  the Master of Arts program in English (any major)
*Minimum GPA of 3.0 overall
*Minimum GPA of 3.5 in the major

Requirements: The recipient will be required to write a letter of thanks to the donors who have made this scholarship possible. This letter must be submitted to the College of Liberal Arts Dean’s Office, ATTN: Lauren B. Belflower before May 1, 2014.

Scholarship Packet Must Include:

  • Cover Sheet
  • Application
  • Resume
  • Current Transcript
  • Scholarly or Creative Writing Sample (5-10 pp.)
  • Letter Outlining Financial Need (1 p.)

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Dr. Loree M. Rice Scholarship

Scholarship Mission: This scholarship, established in honor of former faculty member Dr. Loree M. Rice, recognizes a junior English Education student

Value and Duration: This scholarship provides a disbursement in an amount that is determined by the funds available and is payable during the fall semester.

Criteria:
* Enrollment in the Bachelor of Arts in Education program in English Education
* Junior status

Requirements: The recipient will be required to write a letter of thanks to the Rice Family, which has made this scholarship possible. This letter must be submitted to the College of Liberal Arts Dean’s office, ATTN: Lauren B. Belflower before May 1, 2014.

Scholarship Packet Must Contain:

  • Cover Sheet
  • Application
  • Resume
  • Current Transcript
  • Scholarly Writing Sample (5-10 pp.)

Get the application form and the cover sheet.

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Professor Grady C. Watkins Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award

Scholarship Mission: This award, established in honor of former faculty member Grady C. Watkins, honors an undergraduate student who has excelled in the classroom and demonstrates exceptional promise in the field of English Studies.

Value and Duration: The recipient of this award will receive a commemorative plaque and will be the Department of English’s nominee for the College of Liberal Arts’ Grant Aguirre Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award.

Criteria:
*Enrollment in the Bachelor of Arts program in English, the Bachelor of Arts program in English/Creative Writing, or the Bachelor of Arts in Education program in English Education

Requirements: None

Award Packet Must Contain:

  • Cover Sheet
  • Application
  • Resume
  • Current Transcript
  • Scholarly or Creative Writing Sample (5-10 pp.)

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Professor Regenia Woodberry Award for Outstanding Work in Women’s or Ethnic Studies

Scholarship Mission: This award, established in honor of former faculty member Regenia Woodberry, recognizes an undergraduate student who has excelled in the classroom and demonstrates exceptional promise in the field of English Studies.

Value and Duration: The recipient of this award will receive a commemorative plaque.

Criteria:
*Enrollment in the Bachelor of Arts program in English, the Bachelor of Arts program in English/Creative Writing, or the Bachelor of Arts in Education program in English Education

Requirements: None

Award Packet Must Contain:

  • Cover Sheet
  • Application
  • Resume
  • Current Transcript
  • Scholarly Writing Sample (5-10 pp.) in the area of Women’s or Ethnic Studies

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Adam Luke Worden Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship Mission: This scholarship honors Adam Luke Worden, who received the Bachelor of Arts degree in English with minors in Religious Studies and Philosophy from UCO. This memorial scholarship provides financial assistance to an undergraduate English or Creative Writing major who is gifted in the discipline.

Value and Duration: The scholarship provides a disbursement in an amount that is determined by the funds available and will be disbursed on an annual basis, payable over the course of a full academic year (Fall/Spring) in equal payments each semester.

Criteria:
* Full-time enrollment (12+ credit-hours) in the Bachelor of Arts program in English or the Bachelor of Arts program in English/Creative Writing
* Junior or Senior status
* Minimum overall GPA of 2.5

Requirements: The recipient will be required to write a letter of thanks to the Worden Family, which has made this scholarship possible. This letter must be submitted to the College of Liberal Arts Dean’s Office, ATTN: Lauren B. Belflower before May 1, 2014.

Award Packet Must Contain:

  • Cover Sheet
  • Application
  • Resume
  • Current Transcript
  • Scholarly or Creative Writing Sample (5-10 pp.)
  • Letter Outlining Financial Need (1 p.)
  • Letter Describing Career Plans, including Plans for Graduate Study in a Liberal Arts Discipline (2 pp.)

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