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  • Bennie Raine Scholarship
    Varies
    January 8
    Sponsor: Oklahoma City Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating from Moore High School in Oklahoma and attended the school for at least two years. Students must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0. Applicants must demonstrate positive student leadership. Students must plan to earn an English or journalism degree.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1000 North Broadway
    Oklahoma City, OK 73102

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  • Bill Gove Scholarship
    $5,000
    April 30
    Sponsor: National Speakers Association

    Eligibility: Applicants must be full-time students majoring or minoring in speech. Selection is based on application, essay, recommendation and college transcript.

    How to apply: Applications are available online or by written request.

    Attn: Scholarship Committee
    1500 S. Priest Drive
    Tempe, AZ 85281

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  • Bree Elizabeth Miller Memorial Scholarship
    $1,000
    December 15
    Sponsor: Community Foundation of Henderson County

    Eligibility: Applicants must demonstrate financial need. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application. Students must submit an application detailing their employment history, volunteer experience, extracurricular involvement, academic performance and financial information.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    P.O. Box 1108
    Hendersonville, NC 28793

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  • Cavett Robert Scholarship
    Varies
    April 30
    Sponsor: National Speakers Association

    Eligibility: Applicants must be full-time students majoring or minoring in speech. Selection is based on application, essay, recommendation and college transcript.

    How to apply: Applications are available online or by written request.

    Attn: Scholarship Committee
    1500 S. Priest Drive
    Tempe, AZ 85281

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  • Davidson Fellows Scholarships
    $10,000-$50,000
    February 10
    Sponsor: Davidson Institute for Talent Development

    Eligibility: Applicants must be under the age of 18 and be able to attend the awards reception in Washington, DC. In addition to the monetary award, the institute will pay for travel and lodging expenses. Three nominator forms, three copies of a 15-minute DVD and additional materials are required.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    9665 Gateway Drive
    Suite B
    Reno, NV 89521

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  • Doris (Chancey) Hale and Fred Hale Memorial Scholarship
    $1,250
    March 6
    Sponsor: Bixby Educational Endowment Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be a Bixby High School student for at least two years, rank in the top 25% of the senior class and have a minimum 3.5 GPA. Students must also be a U.S. citizen, plan to attend an accredited college or university and plan to enroll as a full-time college student pursuing a degree in fine arts, history, literature or education. Applicants must supply a detailed description of high school activities and honors and community services, two letters of recommendation, an official transcript, a cover letter and an application form.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    109 N. Armstrong
    Bixby, OK 74008

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  • Heinlein Society Scholarship Program
    $3,000
    April 1
    Sponsor: Heinlein Society

    Eligibility: Applicants must be full-time undergraduate students at an accredited college. One scholarship is awarded to a woman majoring in engineering, math or physical sciences (physics/chemistry). Two scholarships are awarded to male or female students majoring in engineering, math or biological or physical sciences as well as science fiction as literature. Students must submit a 500- to 1,000-word essay on one of the topics listed on the website.

    How to apply: Applications are available online and must be submitted with a brief bio including future goals and the required essay.

    3553 Atlantic Avenue
    Suite 341
    Long Beach, CA 90807-5606

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  • Huntington Fellowships
    $3,000
    November 16
    Sponsor: Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens

    Eligibility: Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent or be doctoral candidates at the dissertation stage. Cover sheets, project descriptions, curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation are required.

    How to apply: Application materials are described online.

    1151 Oxford Road
    San Marino, CA 91108

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  • Huntington-British Academy Fellowships for Study in Great Britain
    Varies
    November 16
    Sponsor: Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens

    Eligibility: Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent. Applicants must submit cover sheets, project descriptions, curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation.

    How to apply: There is no application form, and application materials are described online.

    1151 Oxford Road
    San Marino, CA 91108

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  • ILA Jeanne S. Chall Research Fellowship
    $5,000
    June 1
    Sponsor: International Literacy Association

    Eligibility: Applicants must be doctoral students planning or beginning their dissertation on one of the following topics in the field of reading: beginning reading, readability, reading difficulty, stages of reading development, the relation of vocabulary to reading and diagnosing and teaching adults with limited reading ability. Applicants must also be members of the International Literacy Association.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    The Jeanne S. Chall Research Fellowship
    Division of Research and Policy
    P.O. Box 8139
    Newark, DE 19714-8139

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  • Iowa Scholarship for the Arts
    $1,500
    March 2
    Sponsor: Iowa Arts Council

    Eligibility: Applicants must be Iowa residents and graduating high school seniors and show proven artistic ability in dance, literature, music, theatre, traditional arts or visual arts. Students must be accepted full-time to an accredited Iowa college or university and must major in one of the aforementioned areas.

    How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, two letters of recommendation and an essay are required.

    600 E. Locust
    Des Moines, IA 50319-0290

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  • James D. Morrison Scholarship
    $3,500
    February 15
    Sponsor: Community Foundation of the Great River Bend

    Eligibility: Applicants must show academic excellence and good stewardship to their school or community.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    852 Middle Road
    Suite 100
    Bettendorf, IA 52722

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  • Julianne Malveaux Scholarship
    Varies
    March 1
    Sponsor: National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs Inc.

    Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled as sophomores or juniors at an accredited college or university and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Students may major in related fields such as public policy or creative writing.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1806 New Hampshire Avenue NW
    Washington, DC 20009-3298

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  • Michael Jackson Scholarship
    Up to $5,000
    October 1
    Sponsor: United Negro College Fund (UNCF)

    Eligibility: Applicants must be African American students at a UNCF member college or university majoring in communications, English or performing arts. Applicants must have a GPA of at least 3.0 and demonstrate financial need.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1805 7th Street NW
    Washington, DC 20001

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  • Minnesota Academic Excellence Scholarship
    Up to full tuition
    Varies
    Sponsor: Minnesota Office of Higher Education Services

    Eligibility: Applicants must be Minnesota residents who have been admitted to a full-time program in an approved Minnesota college or university. Applicants must have demonstrated achievement in one of the following subjects: English or creative writing, fine arts, foreign language, math, science or social science.

    How to apply: For information about the status of this program, applicants should contact the schools they wish to attend.

    1450 Energy Park Drive
    Suite 350
    Saint Paul, MN 55108-5227

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  • NCTA and AWMF Scholarship
    $5,000
    May 1
    Sponsor: Alliance for Women in Media

    Eligibility: Applicants must be attending an accredited college or university in the United States in the fall of application year. Students must submit a 750- to 1,000-word essay on a suggested topic.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    2365 Harrodsburg Road, Suite A325
    Lexington, KY 40504

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  • Norma Ross Walter Scholarship
    $1,250-$2,500
    January 31
    Sponsor: Norma Ross Walter Scholarship Program

    Eligibility: Applicants must be female high school seniors from Nebraska who intend to enter college as a first-year student and continue on to receive a major in English. Students must plan to attend an accredited college or university.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    The Willa Cather Foundation
    413 North Webster Street
    Red Cloud, NE 68970

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  • Oratorical Contest Scholarship
    $1,500-$18,000
    Varies
    Sponsor: American Legion - Nebraska

    Eligibility: Students, current and under age twenty, must be current attendees or residents of the state where they are to participate in the contest. Students must compete at the local American Legion Post level. The winner will then move on to the district contest, with the winners advancing to the area competition. Four winners will move forward to the state finals each January. Winners will be awarded for each of these competitions, however the national scholarship awards will be awarded to the top three students in the final round of the national contest.

    How to apply: There is no application for this program.

    Department Headquarters
    P.O. Box 5205
    Lincoln, NE 68505

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  • Patty Helland Memorial Scholarship
    $250
    February 27
    Sponsor: Wisconsin Dells Educational Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must plan to pursue a post-secondary liberal arts education with a focus on English. Students must submit an essay or poem demonstrating their interest and talent. Applicants must submit the local scholarship application form, a financial need statement, career plan, resume, transcripts and two letters of recommendation.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    P.O. Box 533
    Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965

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  • PenSPRA Scholarship
    $1,000
    March 13
    Sponsor: Pennsylvania School Public Relations Association

    Eligibility: Applicants must be Pennsylvania public high school students with a 3.0 GPA who are pursuing a degree in communications or a related field such as public relations, journalism, English, advertising or graphic arts. Students must have been accepted to or applied to a college, university, technical school or other institution of higher learning. Applicants must live within one of PenSPRA's three regions (Eastern, Central and Western).

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    Shelly Belcher, Communications Coordinator
    Peters Township School District
    631 East McMurray Road
    McMurray, PA 15317

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  • Playwright Discovery Award
    Varies
    March 10
    Sponsor: John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

    Eligibility: Applicants must be students in grades 6-12. Applicants are to create an original one-act script of less than 40 pages that documents the experience of living with a disability. Applicants must have a disability, or the script can be a collaboration of a group of up to 5 students with one student having a disability. Selected scripts will be performed for middle school, high school and adult audiences. First and second place winners will have their plays performed at the JFK Performing Arts Center.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    2700 F Street NW
    Washington, DC 20566

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  • Psi Iota Xi Omega Chapter Malpas Scholarship
    $500
    February
    Sponsor: Community Foundation of Boone County

    Eligibility: Applicants must be a resident of Boone County, Indiana and rank in the top 30% of their graduating class. Students must have a 2.5 GPA or above. Applicants must major in art, literature, music or speech and hearing.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    102 North Lebanon Street
    Suite 200
    Lebanon, IN 46052

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  • Robert C. and Lillian DuSoe Scholarship
    $4,000
    March
    Sponsor: Orange County Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must intend on enrolling full-time at an accredited educational institution. Students must have demonstrated aptitude in music or writing and unmet financial need. Applicants must submit an essay, current transcripts and two letters of recommendation.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    4041 MacArthur Boulevard
    Suite 510
    Newport Beach, CA 92660

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  • Rome Prize Fellowship
    Varies
    November 1
    Sponsor: American Academy in Rome

    Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens at time of application. Previous recipients of Rome Prize are not eligible to reapply.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    7 East 60 Street
    New York, NY 10022

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  • Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship Program
    $25,800
    April 30
    Sponsor: Poetry Magazine

    Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. residents between the ages of 21 and 31. They must be currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate students majoring in English or creative writing.

    How to apply: Applications are available online. An essay and a poetry submission are required.

    444 N. Michigan Avenue
    Suite 1850
    Chicago, IL 60611-4034

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  • Stephanie G. Hoffman Scholarship Fund
    $5,000
    March 30
    Sponsor: Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund

    Eligibility: Applicants must be Jewish undergraduate or graduate students, demonstrate an interest in using reading to inspire underserved children to attend college and major in library science, English literature or other related fields. Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, have parents who are permanent residents of the San Francisco Bay area if they're an undergraduate degree seeker or be a permanent resident of the San Francisco Bay area if they're a graduate degree seeker. Students must submit a personal essay using 1,000 words, demonstrate financial need and provide two letters of recommendation.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    121 Steuart Street
    San Francisco, CA 94105

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  • The Concord and Carlisle Authors Scholarship Fund
    Varies
    April 1 (College Applicants); May 1 (High School Seniors)
    Sponsor: Concord Carlisle Scholarship Fund

    Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating seniors or high school graduates. Students must be current or past residents of Concord or Carlisle or have attended school in one of these towns. Applicants must demonstrate financial need. Selection is based on demonstration of passion for literature and desire to pursue a degree in literary arts.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    34 Walden Street
    Unit 217
    Concord, MA 01742

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