College of Arts and Sciences

Scholarships, Fellowships and Awards

The following fellowships and awards are awarded in the Spring semester. Applications for these awards are due by April 1.

To apply to any of the following, submit the English Graduate Scholarship Application: 

English Graduate or Undergraduate Scholarships
  • Alfred J. Lindsey Memorial Scholarship - Graduate or undergraduate English major; at least junior standing; requires 3.0 GPA (cumulative, major and minor) for undergraduate students/3.5 GPA for graduate students; exceptional interest & skill in writing; must submit writing samples (10-page maximum)

  • John Merrett Scholarship in British Literature - Graduate or undergraduate English major; at least junior standing; must submit essay from WIU British Lit. course

  • Nai-Tung Ting English Scholarship - Graduate or undergraduate English major; 3.0 GPA for undergraduate students/3.5 GPA for graduate students; at least junior standing; preference given to a student from mainland China

  • The Wanninger Foundation Scholarship - Graduate or undergraduate English major whose education was interrupted by at least two years; 2.5 GPA for undergraduate students/3.0 GPA for graduate students; awarded every other year

How To Apply

Other Awards

Additionally, graduate students are eligible for:

  • Certain departmental scholarships offered by the Department of English (deadline usually two weeks before Spring Break)
  • School of Graduate Studies Professional Development Awards (deadlines Sept 15 and Feb 15)
  • College of Arts & Sciences graduate assistantship associated with the WIU-QC writing center.

If you intend to apply, please contact the Graduate Program. We are happy to help you prepare applications for these awards; just ask.