Scholarships

The Robert L. Chamberlain Scholarship
The Robert L. Chamberlain Scholarship is a tuition scholarship for junior English majors demonstrating excellence in writing. (Amount varies on foundation earnings: estimated scholarship amount $1000).
Chamberlain Scholarship application (PDF)
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Eligibility Requirements

  • Students must be English majors
  • Students must have junior status, with 55-84 credit hours completed
  • Students must have at least a 3.0 GPA
  • Students must be full time
  • Financial need may be taken into consideration

Application Requirement

Each student must submit a short letter explaining why he or she qualifies for this scholarship; two pieces of writing, at least one from a class. Student packets are due to the Student Scholarship Committee. The deadline is March 1, 2013.

The Chamberlain Scholarship will be awarded at the English Department Awards Ceremony April 19, 2013.

Gilbert R. and Patricia K. Davis Endowed Merit Scholarship
The Gilbert R. and Patricia K. Davis Endowed Merit Scholarship is a tuition scholarship for part- or full-time junior and senior English majors. (Amount varies on foundation earnings: estimated scholarship amount $1500.)
Davis Scholarship application (PDF)
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Eligibility Requirements

  • Students must be declared English majors
  • Students must have completed 30 credits at GVSU
  • Students must have junior status, with 55-84 credit hours completed
  • Students may be full or part time
  • Financial need is not a criterion
  • Students must be a resident of Michigan
  • Students that receive the award as a Junior are eligible to receive the award as a Senior if they maintain their eligibility.

Applications Requirements
Applications are available in the English Department.

Submit two sample papers written while at GVSU that demonstrate your scholastic achievement and potential in the field of English. Applications are due to the Student Scholarship Committee (210 LHH) by March 1, 2013.

The Davis Scholarship will be awarded at the English Department Awards Ceremony April 19, 2013.

The English Faculty Scholarship for New Majors
The English Faculty Scholarship for New Majors is awarded to two English majors annually, each scholarship in the sum of $750.
New Major Scholarship application (doc)
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Eligibility Requirements

  • Declared English major at time of application
  • Currently-enrolled student with fewer than 60 credit hours completed (first or second year student)during semester of application
  • Cumulative 2.5 grade point average or better
  • First-generation college student

Application Requirement

  • An unofficial GVSU transcript (available from myPath)
  • An academic writing sample, minimum three full pages in length, submitted for a class during your freshman or sophomore year
  • A brief essay of between 100-200 words (1-2 paragraphs) in length explaining why you are applying for the English Faculty Scholarship and should you receive the award, how it will assist you in achieving your academic goals

Application materials are due by March 1, 2013. They will be reviewed by the English Faculty Scholarship Committee, and finalists will be interviewed for the award by committee members. Scholarship winners will be notified in early April and honored at the English Awards Ceremony on April 19, 2013.