Scholarships for English Majors

If you're aiming to master the English language and literature by pursuing a degree in English, a great idea is to start by researching scholarships available to English majors. The good news is there are plenty of options available. Put those writing skills to use by applying for a scholarship from one of the many foundations and other organizations, such as local chambers of commerce, that fund and award English scholarships. Some scholarships for English majors are open to students already enrolled or accepted into programs, while others are for high school seniors and community college transfer students. Many of these scholarships require applicants to have a minimum GPA of 2.5 or higher, and some are limited to minority students or those with demonstrated financial need. Applicants will almost certainly need to submit transcripts and a well-written essay. Start exploring scholarships for English majors below.

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  • 10,000
  • 1 Award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
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  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 1.0
Alice Parsons Davis Memorial Scholarship Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • Apr-1-2020
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Major: Study |History|English|Journalism|Creative Writing|
  • School (K-12): |Parkside High School, Salisbury, MD|
  • School (College): |Two-year|Four-year|Accredited College or University|
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 4.5
Oscar and Aileen Horn Scholarship Fund Ventura County Community Foundation
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • January 2020
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |English|
  • School (K-12): |Oxnard High School, Oxnard, CA|
  • School (College): |Four-year|Accredited College|Accredited University|Accredited Community College|
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.5
SAGE Scholarship Fund Ventura County Community Foundation
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  • 1,500 - 2,000
  • 10 awards
  • January 2020
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |English|Language|Journalism|Creative Writing|
  • Residence: Live in |Ventura, CA|
  • School (College): Attend an |University|Four-year|Community College|College|
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.5
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  • 5,000
  • 1 award
  • Dec-1-2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |History|Anthropology|Women's Studies|Art|Ethnic/cultural studies|English|Geography|Labor Studies|Literature|Sociology|Urban Studies|Communications|
  • Residence: Live in |California|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Graduate Student|Master's-level study|Doctoral-level study|
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.5
Path-Away Scholarship Wyoming Community Foundation
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  • 1,680 - 3,360
  • 1 award
  • Feb-15-2020
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  • Major: Study |English|Mathematics|Science|Foreign Language|Social Studies|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Albany, WY|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|Graduating High School Senior|
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 4.0
LAGRANT Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship Public Relations Society of America
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  • 2,500
  • 1 award
  • February 2020
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Major: Study |Marketing|Public Relations|Anthropology|Art|English|Sociology|Communications|Graphic Design|
  • Residence: Live in |United States| as a |Permanent U.S. Resident|
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Hispanic|African American/Black|Asian Pacific American|
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 5.0
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  • 500 - 8,000
  • 1 award
  • February 2020
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  • Major: Study |English|Journalism|Creative Arts|
  • Residence: Live in |Boone, IN|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 2.0
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Education|English|
  • School (K-12): |West Aurora High School, Aurora, IL|
  • School (College): |US Accredited Institution|Two-year|Four-year|Vocational School|Trade School|Graduate School|Professional school|
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 1.0
Harry and Arlene Bohr Memorial Scholarship Fund Blackford County Community Foundation
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • March 2020
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |English|Journalism|Creative Writing|Composition|Writing|
  • School (K-12): |Blackford High School, Hartford City, IN|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 4.0
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  • 5,000
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Engineering|Political Science|Law|Philosophy|Economics|English|Criminal Justice|Medicine|Finance/banking|Accounting|
  • School (College): |Accredited program in the US|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Graduate Student|
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 4.0
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |English|Journalism|
  • School (K-12): |Moore High School, Moore, OK|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 2.0
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |History|English|Library Science|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Jefferson, AR|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.0
Ed and Ruth Henderson Memorial Scholarship Fund Blackford County Community Foundation
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  • 1,250
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Music|English|Journalism|Secondary Education|
  • School (K-12): |Blackford High School, Hartford City, IN|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.5
Arlene Birdsell Martin Teaching Scholarship Community Foundation of North Central Washington
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • Mar-1-2020
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Education|English|
  • School (College): |Four-year|Wenatchee Valley College, Wenatchee, WA|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College senior|
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 5.0
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |History|English|
  • Residence: Live in |Knox, TN|
  • School (College): Attend a |State College or University|
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 4.5
Carlozzi Family Scholarship New York Women in Communications Foundation
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  • 2,500 - 10,000
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |Marketing|Public Relations|English|Journalism|Communications|Advertising|Film|Publishing|Broadcast Journalism|Digital Media|
  • Residence: Live in |New York|Pennsylvania|
  • School (College): |New Jersey|Connecticut|Accredited U.S College or University|
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 2.0
Buerkle Oregon Student Access Commission
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |Music|English|Mathematics|Journalism|Physical Education|
  • School (K-12): Attend a |Public| in |Harney, OR|Lake, OR|Malheur, OR|
  • Residence: Live in |Oregon|
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 4.5
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |English|Journalism|Communications|
  • School (K-12): |Hgh School|Oahu, HI|
  • Residence: Live in |Hawaii|
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 1.5
Charles L. Hebner Memorial Scholarship Delaware Higher Education Commission
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |Music|Art History|History|Anthropology|Women's Studies|Political Science|Philosophy|Art|Economics|English|Sociology|Criminal Justice|Language|Social Work|Communications|Psychology|Human Services|International Relations|Mass Communications|Art Conservation|Black American Studies|Comparative Literature|Continental European Studies|East Asian Studies|Foreign Languages & Literatures|Latin American studies|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Delaware|
  • School (College): Attend |University of Delaware (DE)|Delaware State University (DE)|
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 4.5
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Major: Study |Marketing|Public Relations|English|Journalism|Communications|Advertising|Film|Publishing|Digital Journalism|Broadcast Journalism|
  • Organization: Associated with the |New York Women in Communications|
  • Residence: Live in |New York|Pennsylvania|
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 4.5
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