Student Resources

USD's Department of English encourages students to explore: scholarships, study abroad, honor society membership, and research opportunities.

American Prospect Writing Fellowships

Award: Fellows must make a one-year commitment. After that year, the Prospect and the fellow will evaluate and determine whether to renew for a second year. The fellowship pays $33,000 the first year and includes health, dental, and vision benefits.
Application Deadline: April 15, 2017

The American Prospect's Writing Fellows Program offers journalists at the beginning of their career the opportunity to spend two full years at the magazine in Washington, D.C., developing their journalistic skills.

Application Requirements: We are seeking candidates with strong writing and analytical abilities who are as comfortable generating article ideas as they are relying on assignments. A passion for politics, policy, and digital journalism is a prerequisite. Prior journalism experience is not required. We are committed to a diverse workplace and to supporting our people with ongoing career-development opportunities. People of color and women are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Auerbach Family Creative Writing Scholarship

The purpose of The Auerbach Family Creative Writing Scholarship is to provide financial assistance to a talented student(s) who has declared a major in English and has an emphasis in creative writing to attend and/or present his/her work at a national creative writing conference, or participate in a national conference where he/she would develop a new creative work alongside a group of professional writers.

Danvera Scholarship

Award: $5,000
Application Deadline: December 31, 2016

The English department currently offers one scholarship for majors. For this scholarship, candidates must be majoring in English, in good academic standing, and have demonstrated financial need. The Danvera Scholarship preference is for students who have exhibited leadership skills. Nominations for this scholarship comes from English faculty. Qualified students may also speak to the Department Chair for more information.

ccaywood@sandiego.edu

Application Requirements: Students must be majoring in English, in good academic standing, maintaining a GPA of 3.0 or better, and have demonstrated financial need. Preference goes to students who have exhibited leadership skills.

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