Department of English Student Scholarships
The Bruce Alexander Endowed Scholarship Fund
In memory of USD alumnus Bruce Alexander.
The Bruce Alexander Scholarship Fund provides annual scholarships to undergraduates who have declared a major in English. Award amount may vary, but is approximately $2,000. Students must have cumulative 3.0 GPA. Merit will be the first consideration; financial need will be the second. This scholarship may be used for tuition, books and fees. The selection will be made by faculty in the English Department in the Fall semester and financial need will be determined by the Financial Aid office. Students receiving the scholarship may reapply the following year. Qualifiied students may also speak to the Chair for more information.
The Danvera Scholarship
The Danvera Scholarship is awarded to English majors based on need, merit, and demonstrated leadership activities. Candidates must be undergraduates, majoring in English, in good academic standing, with demonstrated financial need. Preference is given to students who have exhibited leaderships skills. Nominations come from English faculty. Qualified students may also speak to the Chair for more information.
The Auerbach Family Creative Writing Scholarship
Junior English majors with the Creative Writing emphasis are eligible for a scholarship to attend and/or present their work at a leading national Creative Writing conference in the period during or between their junior and senior years. Eligible students of strong promise are nominated each Fall semester by members of the Creative Writing faculty. In the spring, all scholarship nominees are mentored by their faculty sponsors through the conference application process. Scholarships will be awarded according to the strength of final conference applications and acceptances.
American Prospect Writing Fellowships
Amount: 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.
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.
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.
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.