Undergraduate Scholarships

Undergraduates may apply for the following scholarships through the Pioneer Scholarship System.

Dr. Helen Benjamin Scholarship

While the application process will be open to B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. students, preference will go to an African American doctoral student with financial need and a minimum GPA of 3.0. Applicants must include two letters of reference (one from a professor and one from a personal knowledgeable of applicant’s interests and achievements—not a family member) and a 700 word essay outlining career goals and scholarship worthiness.

Helen Bass Dailey Endowed Scholarship

Given to an undergraduate English major on the basis of test scores, GPA and financial need.

Edith and Edgar Deen Scholarship

An anticipated two or three awards to full-­time English majors with a GPA of 3.0 or better. Applicants should attach a brief artist's statement reflecting on the piece of creative work submitted. A manuscript of appropriate length must be submitted in one of the following categories:

  1. Short story
  2. Novel: Outline and one chapter for a novella or full-­length novel
  3. Poetry: Three short lyrics (100 lines or fewer altogether) or one longer poem of at least 100 lines
  4. Expository prose (may include essays, reviews, and reports)
  5. Drama: One-­act play or one act of a full-­length play accompanied by an outline of the full play
  6. Detailed script for documentary or drama for radio or television

English and Speech Endowed Scholarship

Given to an undergraduate student enrolled in English or speech classes for excellence in scholarship, financial need and/or contributions to the entire academic community.

Lavon B. Fulwiler Endowed Scholarship

Awarded annually. The recipient may be either (1) a graduate student majoring in English with preference given to the student who is specializing in Middle English literature or English Romantic literature or (2) a junior or a 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 the appropriate minimum GPA (3.0 for undergraduates, 3.5 for graduates) 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.

Fran Hutcherson Memorial Scholarship

Awarded in support of an undergraduate or graduate student seeking a degree in English. Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, and be ineligible for Pell Grants. May be renewed, with application, providing the applicant is making satisfactory progress. Awarded through the General Scholarship Committee.

Dr. Leslie R. Kreps Endowed Scholarship

Awarded annually to a graduate student who demonstrates superior ability and strong interest in rhetoric, or to a junior or senior English major who demonstrates superior rhetorical skills. Must submit a paper for consideration.

Ada Cade McCurry and Martha Faye McCurry Savage Endowed Scholarship

Awarded annually to the undergraduate English major or English minor seeking certification who submits the best paper (not to exceed twelve pages in length).

JoAn Rutledge McDaniel

A four-year scholarship awarded to a freshman English major for up to four years.

Joyce Thompson Endowed Memorial Scholarship (Joyce Thompson Scholar)

Given annually to an English major with preference specified for graduate students. Awarded through the General Scholarship Committee.

Joyce Thompson Scholarship

Awarded to an English major at the undergraduate or graduate levels.

Clarice Mixon Turner Endowed Scholarship

Preference given to an undergraduate or graduate English major. The recipient(s) of this award should have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 and a 3.5 in English. The recipient must be enrolled as a full-­time student at TWU and should have completed at least one semester of full-time study at TWU. Submission of a research or scholarly paper is required.