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English Department Foundation Fund

Your contribution to this fund adds flexibility to the department in lean budget times to support student trips and faculty and student program development, etc.


English Student Scholarships

You may help to establish a scholarship in your own or in someone else's name or in the name of a class (Class of 1980 English Scholarship) or an idea (Creative Writing, Professional Writing). These last two areas are relatively new and vibrant and as of yet do not have a scholarship dedicated to either of these English Major emphases.

Or you may choose to support one of our longer existing scholarships listed below. Whatever your help, it will be much appreciated and well used.

The Chisholm-Engler Memorial Scholarship
Awarded every year to a junior English major on the basis of achievement and promise in literary scholarship.

The Nicholas J. and Inga Karolides English Education Scholarship
Given to a senior English Education major who shows superior promise as an English teacher.

Steve Luebke English Scholarship
Awarded to an incoming first year English major.

The Margaret Odegard Scholarship
Awarded to an English major, often of an English Liberal Arts major in honor of Dr. Odegard's long-time championing of the liberal arts and the humanities. Awarded to a student who will be a junior or senior with a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA

The E. J. Prucha Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a sophomore who shows consistent excellence in writing.

The Robert R. and M. Susan Beck Memorial Scholarship
Named for two long-time professors in the English Department who devoted themselves to language, language acquisition, and linguistics, this scholarship is awarded to an outstanding sophomore or junior who is an English, English Education, or TESOL major with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Lloyd and Alberta Ruesink Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to a student who has attained sophomore or junior status. Student must be enrolled in an English Education degree program, have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, and have demonstrated financial need. The English Department awards this scholarship only in alternate years.

Olaf and Grace Pilgrim Bloom Scholarship
Awarded to students who are majoring in English.

The Helen K. White Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a student majoring in English. Student will be chosen based on demonstrated financial need.

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