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The major of English is about a lot more than just reading. It requires highly developed critical thinking and writing skills. You also need to be able to think creatively, conduct research and budget your time wisely. If you think you have these skills then continue reading to learn more about the major of English as well as the world of English scholarships.

Your studies will most likely begin with a year-long survey course examining English-language literature. Subsequent courses will focus on chronological periods of literature and specific genres. Core courses will cover topics such as Shakespeare, the short story, poetry, American literature, grammar, English drama and the Romantics. 

Most programs feature a range of concentrations that will allow you to tailor your studies towards a specific educational or vocational goal. Examples of these concentrations include linguistics, drama, creative writing and ethnic literature. 

You will be doing a large amount of writing as an English major. The majority of your core courses will demand at least two lengthy term papers per course. Also, you will be assigned more reading than seems possible. Even habitual, avid readers will need to plan their schedules carefully in order to complete all the assigned material. Your core classes will most likely be small and your grade will be based partly on the level of your discourse and observations as you contribute to class discussions.

The employment picture for graduates of English programs is mixed. An undergraduate degree in English can be the educational pathway to careers in fields such as publishing, media communications, social work, technical writing and other fields. 

And while teaching positions at the university level are few and far between (as well as requiring graduate studies) competent and enthusiastic elementary, middle and high school English teachers are in demand. This demand will fluctuate by region with traditionally under-served communities offering more opportunities than larger metropolitan areas.

To explore the scope of English scholarships follow the links below.

NFB Humanities Scholarship

Each year at its National Convention in July, the National Federation of the Blind gives a broad array of scholarships to recognize achievement by blind scholars. All applicants for these scholarships must be (1) legally blind and (2) pursuing or planning to pursue a full-time post-secondary course of study in the upcoming fall semester, in the United States, except that one scholarship may be given to a full-time employee also attending school part-time. Recipients of Federation scholarships need not be members of the National Federation of the Blind. The winner must be studying in the traditional humanities such as art, English, foreign languages, history, philosophy, or religion. Scholarship is for one year. Renewals possible upon reapplication.

English Department Scholarship

The Department of English offers approximately $2,000 in scholarships ranging from $100 to over $500 annually to students majoring in English.

Catherine Urban Scholarship for English

College/Department: Humanities & the Arts - English & Comparative Literature For a half-time or full-time, fully matriculated student with an overall GPA of 3.0. Must be a junior or senior majoring English.

Doug Taylor Memorial Scholarship

Major: English GPA: 3.00 Class Level: Continuing student

Jackson, Michael Scholarship

Eligible Schools: UNCF Member Colleges and Universities (please check the website for the complete list) Eligible Locations: Open Scholarship Detail: Performing artist Michael Jackson established this scholarship for deserving students majoring in the performing arts, English or communications. Funds may be used for tuition, room & board, books, or to repay federal student loans. Donor/Sponsor Name: Michael Jackson

Nissan/UNCF Shift Knowledge Scholarship for HBCU Students in TN

Scholarship Value: up to $10,000 Classifications: College Freshman, College Sophomore, College Junior, College Senior Minimum GPA: 3.0 Eligible Majors: Engineering, Design, Marketing, Business, Communications, Public Relations, Finance, Law, Accounting, History, English Eligible Schools: Fisk University, Knoxville College, Lane College, LeMoyne-Owen College, Tennessee State University Eligible Locations: Open How to Apply : Apply Online Scholarship Detail: The NISSAN/UNCF Shift Knowledge Scholarship was created in 2004 to recognize the academic achievement and leadership qualities of students, and to honor the rich legacy of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). This program is open to students currently enrolled in an HBCU located in Tennessee having a minimum GPA of a 3.0 and pursuing majors in the fields of engineering, design, marketing, business, communications, public relations, finance or law, accounting history and English. These HBCUs include: Fisk University Knoxville College, Lane College Lemoyne-Owen College and Tennessee State University. Donor/Sponsor Name: Nissan North America, Inc. Donor/Sponsor URL: http://www.nissanusa.com

C-SPAN Scholarship Program

Scholarship Value: $2,000 Classifications: Undergraduate Sophomore, Undergraduate Junior Minimum GPA: 3.0 Eligible Majors: Communications, Journalism, Political Science, English, History Eligible Schools: UNCF Member Colleges and Universities (please check the website for the complete list) Eligible Locations: Open Scholarship Detail: This program offers a paid summer internship and scholarship in the amount of $2,000. In addition to majors listed above, students can also major in the field of Radio/TV/Film. Donor/Sponsor Name: C-SPAN

Other Majors Scholarships

Eligibility Criteria:•Must be of Hispanic background•Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident residing in the United States or Puerto Rico•Must be studying at an accredited university in the U.S. or Puerto Rico for the upcoming academic year•Must be (or plan to be) enrolled full-time as an undergraduate student for the upcoming academic year•Must have earned and maintain a cumulative Grade Point Average of no less than 3.0 on a 4.0 scale•Must demonstrate financial need•Must be studying a major that falls under the Other Majors Application

Roberta Holloway Scholarship

College/Department: Humanities & the Arts - English & Comparative Literature Junior, senior, or graduate students majoring in English.

Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowships-Creative Writing

Description:Established to provide financial assistance to undergraduate and graduate students who are studying poetry. Eligibility:This program is open to undergraduate and graduate students in creative writing or English who have not yet received a master’s or doctoral degree. Program directors and department chairs at colleges and universities in the United States are invited to nominate one student-poet from their program. Nominations must be accompanied by samples of the candidate’s work.

NFB Humanities Scholarship

Each year at its National Convention in July, the National Federation of the Blind gives a broad array of scholarships to recognize achievement by blind scholars. All applicants for these scholarships must be (1) legally blind and (2) pursuing or planning to pursue a full-time post-secondary course of study in the upcoming fall semester, in the United States, except that one scholarship may be given to a full-time employee also attending school part-time. Recipients of Federation scholarships need not be members of the National Federation of the Blind. The winner must be studying in the traditional humanities such as art, English, foreign languages, history, philosophy, or religion. Scholarship is for one year. Renewals possible upon reapplication.

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