Department of English Undergraduate Scholarships

The Department of English offers a number of scholarships for students currently attending the University of Utah as English or English Teaching majors (minors are not eligible). A minimum 3.00 cumulative g.p.a as well as a minimum 3.00 g.p.a. in all English coursework is required. Applicants must also have completed at least 3 credit hours of English coursework at the University of Utah (WRTG courses DO NOT count).

Supplemental Questions
  1. What is your academic level?
  2. Do you intend to be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours in both the Fall 2024 and Spring 2025 semesters?
  3. What is your expected graduation date (semester/year)?
  4. How many English (ENGL) credit hours have you completed at the University of Utah?
  5. What is your current major g.p.a. (i.e., your g.p.a. for all ENGL courses that you have taken)? For assistance in calculating this, see:
  6. If you are pursuing second majors, minors, or certificates in addition to your English or English Teaching major, please list these below.
  7. Please list any extracurricular or co-curricular activities (student government, community service, research, clubs, organization, etc.) in which you have been involved below.
  8. List below the names and e-mail addresses of two faculty members or instructors who have agreed to submit recommendations on your behalf. These recommenders will be notified to submit a recommendation form for you after you have submitted your scholarship application.
    • Recommender #1:
    • Recommender #2:
  9. PERSONAL STATEMENT: Please upload a written statement that describes your academic interests and achievements, your career plans, and your financial needs in completing your studies. This statment should be no longer than 7,000 characters.
  10. CRITICAL WRITING SAMPLE: Please upload a critical writing sample no longer than 20,000 characters.
  11. CREATIVE WRITING SAMPLE (OPTIONAL): Please upload a creative writing sample no longer than 20,000 characters. A creative writing sample is NOT required to complete your scholarship application.
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