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The Department annually awards a number of scholarships which have been made possible by generous friends and supporters of The Department of English, Speech, and Foreign Languages. Information packets and application forms are available from the Department early in each spring semester. Although awards change from year to year, below is a listing of some of the scholarships available. To apply for scholarships, students should use the university STARS program, which can be accessed through Pioneer Portal. For more information on University scholarships and other financial aid, please visit the Financial Aid Office at TWU.


Sharon Loretta Brocker Endowed Scholarship. Given annually to a superior graduate student in English.

English and Speech Endowed Scholarship. Awarded to students enrolled in English or speech classes who have excelled academically, have demonstrated some financial need, and/or have contributed to the whole academic community.

Maurine Faulkner Endowed Scholarship. Shared with the Departments of Mathematics and Nutrition and Food Sciences. This award honors an outstanding student in Spanish. In addition to having maintained an overall GPA of 3.0, the recipient will have maintained a 3.5 in Spanish coursework completed at TWU. Preference is given to the student who has demonstrated exceptional written and oral skills.

Lavon B. Fulwiler Endowed Scholarship. Awarded annually. When accrual of interest on endowment funds permits, two scholarships may be granted in a given year. Each recipient may be either (1) a graduate student majoring in English enrolled in TWU at the time the scholarship is granted with preference given to the student who is specializing in Middle English literature or English Romantic literature, or (2) a junior or senior English major who has manifested superior ability and achievement in the field of English. The recipient of this award should have completed at least one full semester or one full summer session (two consecutive summer terms of study) and a minimum of nine semester hours of credit at TWU the semester before the scholarship is awarded. In addition to maintaining an overall GPA of 3.0, the recipient(s) should have maintained a GPA of 3.5 in all English courses. Submission of a paper in the appropriate field is required.

Dr. Les Kreps Endowed Scholarship. Awarded to an English major enrolled at TWU at the time the scholarship is granted who is a graduate student unconditionally admitted to an MA degree program or to the PhD degree program (preference is given to an applicant who has maintained superior ability or strong interest in rhetoric) or to a junior or senior undergraduate English major, or an undergraduate speech student who has demonstrated in both oral and written forms a superior understanding of rhetorical principles and practices. Applicants shall have completed at least one full semester during an academic long session or one full summer session (two consecutive summer terms) of study and a minimum of nine semester hours' credit at TWU before the beginning of the semester in which the scholarship is awarded. A minimum GP of 3.2 in all English and speech courses is required. The applicant must provide two letters of recommendation from faculty whose courses they have taken.

JoAn Rutledge McDaniel Endowed Scholarship. Given to an undergraduate English major or to an undergraduate studying in speech.

Ada Cade McCurry and Martha Faye McCurry Savage Endowed Scholarship. Awarded annually to an English major or certification student according to criteria determined by the departmental Scholarship and Awards Committee.

Rebecca Switzer Award. Given to assist deserving students for study in Mexico. The student(s) should have completed a minimum of two years of Spanish courses at TWU. The recipient(s) of this award will consult with the Chair of the Department of English, Speech, and Foreign Languages and with the Spanish faculty to implement this award.

Joyce Thompson Memorial Scholarship. Awarded annually to an English major. Preference will be given to graduate students. Submission of a critical or scholarly paper is required.

Clarice Mixon Turner Endowed Scholarship. Awarded annually to an advanced or graduate English major. The recipient(s) of this award should have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 and 3.5 in English. The recipient must be enrolled as a full-time student at TWU. Submission of a research or scholarly paper is required.

Autrey Nell Wiley Endowed Scholarship. Awarded annually to the doctoral student who has amassed the highest number of grade points (not necessarily the highest grade point average) during the past calendar year (grades for spring semester, summer sessions, and fall semester since the previous granting of the award).

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