Department of English and Philosophy

 

Scholarships

We offer a number of scholarships which may be of interest to students majoring in English:

Agnes Just Reid
Memorial Endowment Scholarship in Creative Writing & Journalism

ScholarshipsCharles H. Kegel Memorial Fund Scholarship in English Studies

Price L. Worrell Scholarship Endowment in English

Jay G. and Mary Donna Jensen Scholarship for Undergraduate Students in English

Women Studies Program WSP Scholarship for Creative Women

Agnes ReidAgnes Just Reid Memorial Endowment Scholarship in Creative Writing & Journalism

The Department of English and Philosophy awards one fee scholarship to attend Idaho State University in the fall semester. The award is for undergraduate students majoring in fields relating to creative writing or journalism. Estimated scholarship amount: $800.

Guidelines:

  • Must be an undergraduate student
  • Submissions should be 5-10 pages of poetry, short fiction, or creative non-fiction
  • Submissions will include a one-page letter to the scholarship committee describing the student’s interest and background in the field
  • A separate cover sheet must contain the author’s name, address, telephone number, e-mail, and the title(s) of the submission
  • The author’s name should not appear on the submission
  • Submissions must be typed and double-spaced
  • Annual entries must be postmarked by March 15th

Other Rules: Applicants must be U.S. citizens and be enrolled as full-time students (12 or more credit hours) for the semester in which the award is given. Applicants must have earned better than a 2.5 GPA in the preceding semester and better than 2.5 GPA average overall. Previous Reid Scholarship winners are not eligible.

Address entries to:
Director of Undergraduate Studies in English
Agnes Just Reid Scholarship
Department of English & Philosophy
Campus Box 8056
Idaho State University

Questions: uenglish@isu.edu
    
Agnes Just Reid, 1886-1976, a daughter of Idaho pioneers, lived her entire life on the Blackfoot River near Firth. The wife of a rancher and the mother of five sons who still farm in the region, Mrs. Reid found in writing the means to express her zest for life. For more than fifty years, she contributed a weekly column to the Blackfoot newspaper. Her book, Letters from Long Ago, is based on the experiences of her mother, who came to the intermountain country as a young woman. The scholarship is offered as a memorial to her by the Friends of Agnes Just Reid.

Charles KegelCharles H. Kegel Memorial Fund Scholarship
in English Studies

The Department of English and Philosophy awards one fee scholarship to attend Idaho State University in the fall semester. The award is for undergraduate students majoring in the field of English. Estimated scholarship amount: $1500.

Guidelines:

  • Must be an undergraduate student and be at least a sophomore by the time the scholarship is awarded
  • Submissions should include 1 or 2 course essays, of no more than 10 pages total, and should demonstrate excellence in academic essays on literature
  • Submissions will include a one-page letter to the scholarship committee describing the student’s interest and background in the field
  • A separate cover sheet must contain the author’s name, address, telephone number, e-mail, and the title of the submission
  • The author’s name should not appear on the submission
  • Submissions must be typed and double-spaced
  • Annual entries must be postmarked by March 15th

Other Rules: Applicants must be enrolled as full-time students (12 or more credit hours) for the semester in which the award is given. Applicants must have earned better than a 3.0 GPA in the preceding semester and have better than a 2.8 GPA overall average. Previous Kegel Scholarship winners are not eligible.

Address entries to:   
Director of Undergraduate Studies in English
Charles H. Kegel Scholarship
Department of English & Philosophy
Campus Box 8056
Idaho State University
Pocatello, ID  83209-8056
       
Questions: uenglish@isu.edu
   
Dr. Charles H. Kegel served ISU with honor and distinction for 25 years as professor of English, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, Dean of Faculties, Acting ISU President, and Academic Vice President. This award derives from the Charles Kegel estate and is given in his memory.

Price WorrellPrice L. Worrell Scholarship Endowment in English

The Department of English and Philosophy awards one fee scholarship to attend Idaho State University in the fall semester. The award is for undergraduate students majoring in the field of English who intend to pursue graduate-level studies. Estimated scholarship amount: $1000.

Guidelines:

  • The recipient must be a senior undergraduate student when the scholarship is awarded
  • Typed, double-spaced applications must include:
    • A 1500-word essay discussing a personal hardship, how it was overcome, and plans to complete the undergraduate degree and pursue graduate-level studies
    • Transcripts
    • Completed FAFSA application
    • A letter of recommendation from a faculty member
    • Completed scholarship application
    • CV/Resume
    • A separate cover sheet containing the author’s name, address, telephone number, and e-mail
  • Annual entries must be postmarked by March 15th

Other Rules: The scholarship is non-renewable, but applicants may reapply.

Address entries to:   
Director of Undergraduate Studies in English
Price L. Worrell Scholarship Endowment
Department of English & Philosophy
Campus Box 8056
Idaho State University
Pocatello, ID  83209-8056
       
Questions: uenglish@isu.edu

Price L. Worrell earned an undergraduate degree in General Studies, with an emphasis in Linguistics, at ISU and then pursued an MA in English. He established this scholarship in 2015 to assist students like him, who overcame great personal hardships in order to complete an undergraduate degree and pursue graduate studies.

Jay G. and Mary Donna Jensen Scholarship

ClassThe Department of English at Idaho State University awards one fee scholarship to attend Idaho State University every other (odd) year for undergraduate students majoring in the field of English. Scholarship amounts vary between $350-400. Applications are due in March. For more information, contact the Scholarship Office.

Women Studies Program Scholarship for Creative Women

Women's Studies ScholarshipPurpose: Some students may wish to consider applying for the WSP Scholarship for Creative Women. The Women Studies scholarship is designed to support female students who have declared a minor in Women Studies and who show creativity in their academic pursuits. We welcome entries from any woman who has found a unique and creative way to pursue her research or academic goals.

For application information, visit the website of the Women's Studies Program.

 


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