Scholarships for Literature Majors

Do you love books and want a career, such as librarian or literature professor, that allows you to be around your literary heroes? Then you might consider pursuing a degree in literature. If so, you can apply for many scholarships that are available to students like you. Many such awards are granted by colleges and universities offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs in literature. Some of these scholarships require candidates to submit an essay on a literary topic. Community foundations, writers' organizations and nonprofit organizations are other sources of scholarships for literature majors. These, too, are often in the form of essay competitions with specific words lengths and prompts. Other scholarships might require writing samples as well as a personal essay. The eligibility for privately funded scholarships varies and might include a minimum GPA (typically 3.0 or higher), financial need, letters of recommendation and academic achievement. The list below has more information about the scholarships you can apply for as a literature major.

Showing 1-20 of 25 scholarships
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  • 10,000
  • 1 Award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
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  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 1.0
Kelsey Harris Writing Scholarship The Kelsey Wynne Harris Foundation
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • March 2020
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Writing|
  • Residence: Live in |United States| as an |U.S. resident|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 4.0
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  • 35,000
  • 1 award
  • October 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Art History|History|American Studies|Political Science|Literature|Music History|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Doctoral-level study|
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 2.0
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
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  • 1,000 - 4,000
  • 1 award
  • March 2020
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Major: Study |Music|Writing|
  • School (K-12): |Santa Ana Unified School District, CA|Laguna Beach Unified School District, Orange County, CA|Santa Ana Unified School District, Orange County, CA|Laguna Beach Unified School District, CA|
  • School (College): |US Accredited College or University|Accredited College or University|
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 4.0
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
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  • 600
  • 1 award
  • January 2020
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |Engineering|Creative Writing|
  • School (K-12): |High School|
  • Residence: Live in |Ventura, CA|
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.5
Ingebord Crede Memorial Scholarship Fund Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties
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  • 1,000 - 7,500
  • 1 award
  • Feb-1-2020
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |History|English Literature|Secondary Education|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Martin, FL|
  • Residence: Live in |Palm Beach, FL|
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.0
Ladies Literary Club Scholarship Grand Rapids Community Foundation
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  • 500 - 5,000
  • 1 award
  • Apr-1-2020
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Literature|
  • Residence: Live in |Michigan|Kent, MI|Ottawa, MI|Muskegon, MI|Allegan, MI|Montcalm, MI|Barry, MI|
  • School (College): |Accredited College or University|
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 4.5
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  • 500 - 2,500
  • 1 award
  • April 2020
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Engineering|Education|Music|Literature|Physical Sciences|Life Sciences|Computer Engineering|Classical Music|Religious Music|Rehabilitation|
  • Citizenship: |U.S. Citizen|Naturalized U.S. Citizen|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Graduate Student|College|
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 5.0
NJCL Latin Honor Society Scholarship National Junior Classical League
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  • 2,000
  • 1 award
  • Jun-15-2020
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Classics|Latin|Greek|
  • Organization: National Junior Classical League (Professional Organization)|NJCL Latin Honor Society (Professional Organization)
  • Career: Pursue a career in |Teaching|
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 4.0
The R.L. Gillette Scholarship American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)
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  • 1,000
  • 2 awards
  • April 2020
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Music|Literature|
  • Disability: |Legally Blind|
  • Citizenship: |U.S. Citizen|Naturalized U.S. Citizen|
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 4.5
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  • n/a
  • 20 awards
  • November 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |History|Anthropology|Political Science|Law|Philosophy|Economics|Literature|Sociology|Psychology|Literary Criticism|Linguistics|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Doctoral-level study|
  • 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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  • n/a
  • 40 awards
  • October 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Art History|Philosophy|Environmental Science|English Literature|Asian Studies|Theology|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Post-doctoral level study|
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 2.0
National Latin Exam Scholarships National Junior Classical League
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  • 1,000
  • 20 awards
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Classics|Latin|Greek|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.0
Lawrence A. Sanders Scholarship Fund for Creative Writing Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • Feb-1-2020
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |Creative Writing|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Martin, FL|
  • Residence: Live in |Palm Beach, FL|
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.0
Sheldon?Matthew?Smith?Memorial?Scholarship Daviess County Community Foundation
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  • 250
  • 2 awards
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Literature|Computer Graphics|Web Design|Computer Programming|Computer Game Design|Computer Art Design|Computer Animation|
  • School (K-12): |Washington?High?School, Washington, (IN)|Washington?Catholic?High?School, Washington, (IN)|
  • School (College): |Two-year|Four-year|Accredited College|Accredited Vocational School|
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.5
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • May-1-2020
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |English Literature|Drama|Teaching|Speech Arts|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Jackson, IA|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College freshman|High school|
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.5
Gerrit R. Ludwig Scholarship Fund Hawaii Community Foundation
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |Fine Arts|Classics|
  • School (K-12): |East Hawaii public high school|Hilo, Hi|Honokaa, HI|Kau, HI|Keaau, HI|Laupahoehoe, HI|Pahoa, HI|Waiakea, HI|Hawaii Academy of Arts and Science, Pahoa, HI|
  • Residence: Live in |United States|Hawaii|
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.5
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