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Scholarships and Awards

The English Department awards scholarships and prizes each spring to recognize exceptional achievements of English majors.

Scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement and financial need. Any English major in good standing may apply.

  • The Cleo Zoukis Ploussious Scholarship
  • The Frank Prentice Rand Scholarship
  • Mary McGarry Morris and Margaret McGarry Chiriaco Scholarship (open to all English majors with preference given to single mothers)
  • The General John A. and Evangeline W. Maginnis Scholarship
  • The Celeste M. and John F. Loughman Memorial Scholarship (majors should have an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher)
  • The W. Scott Jeffery Award
  • Students may also be eligible for awards given by HFA and by the University.

How To Apply

To apply for awards, you will need to apply via Academic Works online using your NetID and login credentials.

2021-22 Recipients
2020-21 Recipients
2019-20 Recipients
2018-19 Recipients
2017-18 Recipients
2016-17 Recipients