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ISU Announces Annual English Scholarship Recipients

June 20, 2024

The Department of English and Philosophy is pleased to announce the winners of the 2024 English scholarship competition, made possible by many generous donors.

Konnor Whitfield, a senior majoring in both Philosophy and English / Creative Writing, has won both the Price L. Lassahn-Worrell and Charles Kegel Scholarships in English. His memoir Family Rumours is being published serially in The Scout. After graduation, Konnor plans to join the Peace Corps and teach English. He then plans to go to graduate school to eventually earn a PhD in English.

Madison Straatman, a sophomore majoring in English / Creative Writing, has been awarded the Agnes Just Reid Memorial Scholarship based on her creative work. Madison notes that with this scholarship, she can afford to adjust her hours at her day job, allowing her to attend more classes and activities, enriching her college experience.

Angelo Trujillo, who is finishing his degree in English / Creative Writing, with a minor in Film Studies and certificates in Japanese Language Proficiency and Financial Literacy, is this year’s recipient of the John and Marilyn Henderson scholarship. Angelo says, “I know that God will glorify Himself through me. He has blessed me, given me much favor, and provided for me through the generosity of not only the donors of the scholarships I've accepted, but of the countless strangers, friends, and family I have had the pleasure of knowing.”

PhD candidate Suparna Sinha has received this year’s Jay and Mary Donna Jensen Scholarship. Suparna is a PhD student in the Department of English and Philosophy and shall be appearing for the Comprehensive Examinations in the coming Fall. She is deeply honored to receive this English scholarship.


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