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The Department of English uses one application to be considered for all eligible scholarships. You must be a declared English major to apply for English Department scholarships.

 

 Scholarship Applicant Criteria:

  • Be declared as an English major
  • Have junior or senior standing (a level of 3 or 4 which equates to 54 credits or more)
  • Have completed at least 4 courses in the major at the intermediate or advanced level
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher
  • Have a GPA in the English major of 3.5 or higher
  • Include the name of one professor who knows you and your academic work

 

There are also many English prizes offered for English course papers, essays, thesis chapters, data analysis, and digital media work.  Both majors and non-majors are eligible to apply.

 

Please contact the English undergraduate advisor, Karen Redfield with your questions, advisor@english.wisc.edu.

Application Information

There is one application to apply for English deaprtment scholarships.  You are applying for all of them when you complete the scholarships application.

The English department prize applications are also available each Spring.  Students must apply for each one individually and upload their project, essay, analysis, or media for review through Scholarships@UW-Madison.

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Scholarships for this Program

Scholarships Descriptions
$1,000 will be awarded to one student for an outstanding chapter of a senior thesis that demonstrates exceptional writing and analytical skills. (Creative writing theses are excluded.)
$1,000 will be awarded to one student for an outstanding chapter of a senior thesis that demonstrates exceptional writing and analytical skills. (Creative writing theses are excluded.)
Must be an English major and a senior working on a senior thesis.
In honor of his mother, the donor, Jack Urish,wishes to assist a senior English major.
In honor of his mother, the donor, Jack Urish,wishes to assist a senior English major.
Students must have senior standing and be declared as an English major. Minimum GPA requirements include a cumulative GPA of 3.3 and a major GPA of 3.5. Completion of at least 4 courses in the major at the intermediate or advanced level.
These scholarships are funded through a trust that was established in 1963 by Vivian Mowry, who graduated with a Bachelors Degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1910.
These scholarships are funded through a trust that was established in 1963 by Vivian Mowry, who graduated with a Bachelors Degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1910.
Students must have junior or senior standing and be declared as an English major. Minimum GPA requirements include a cumulative GPA of 3.3 and a major GPA of 3.5. Completion of at least 4 courses in the English major at the intermediate or advanced level. Awards are made on the basis of "scholastic proficiency and active participation in campus activities."
This scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate English major who can demonstrate how this award can support his or her academic success.
This scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate English major who can demonstrate how this award can support his or her academic success.
Students must have junior or senior standing and be declared as an English major. Minimum GPA requirements include a cumulative GPA of 3.3 and a major GPA of 3.5. Completion of at least 4 courses in the major at the intermediate or advanced level.
The First Generation College Student Scholarship recognizes the financial and personal challenges often faced by First Generation students as they navigate the academic landscape on their own.
The First Generation College Student Scholarship recognizes the financial and personal challenges often faced by First Generation students as they navigate the academic landscape on their own.
Must be a declared English major who has completed at least 4 courses in the major. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3 and major GPA of 3.5 is required. The English department scholarship recognizes strength, commitment, and perspective of first generation English majors. The English department scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic merit and an appreciation of the contributions first generation students make in the classroom, the department, the university, and the wider community.
This fund was established by the donor, Penelope G. Sticha, in honor of her mother. The fund was established in 1994.
This fund was established by the donor, Penelope G. Sticha, in honor of her mother. The fund was established in 1994.
Students must have junior or senior standing and be declared as an English major. Minimum GPA requirements include a cumulative GPA of 3.3 and a major GPA of 3.5. Completion of at least 4 courses in the major at the intermediate or advanced level.
Established by Ineva Baldwin, this award is presented to senior women majoring in the humanities who exemplify the sterling character of Helen C. White, a great teacher and scholar in the Department of English at the University of Wisconsin.
Established by Ineva Baldwin, this award is presented to senior women majoring in the humanities who exemplify the sterling character of Helen C. White, a great teacher and scholar in the Department of English at the University of Wisconsin.
Students must have junior or senior standing and be declared as an English major. Minimum GPA requirements include a cumulative GPA of 3.3 and a major GPA of 3.5. Completion of at least 4 courses in the major at the intermediate or advanced level. Each recipient must exhibit high academic standing and a deep interest in the life of the community. Donor Ineva Baldwin indicated recipients should have demonstrated their interest in sharing their humanistic culture with their families and their community.
These scholarships were established in 1995 by Lila Hicks Fruber who graduated with a degree in English from the University of Wisconsin in 1926. After graduation, Lila became a teacher.
These scholarships were established in 1995 by Lila Hicks Fruber who graduated with a degree in English from the University of Wisconsin in 1926. After graduation, Lila became a teacher.
Students must have junior or senior standing and be declared as an English major. Minimum GPA requirements include a cumulative GPA of 3.3 and a major GPA of 3.5. Completion of at least 4 courses in the major at the intermediate or advanced level.
This scholarship provides awards to English majors who are "bonafide Wisconsin residents specializing in literature".
This scholarship provides awards to English majors who are "bonafide Wisconsin residents specializing in literature".
Students must have junior or senior standing and be declared as an English major. Minimum GPA requirements include a cumulative GPA of 3.3 and a major GPA of 3.5. Completion of at least 4 courses in the English major at the intermediate or advanced level.
Scholarships marked with FAFSA required prior to awarding decisions in the list above require a completed Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for awarding decisions. To learn more about applying for financial aid, please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid website.