Application Deadline: First Friday in February
The Geraldine Trammell Hurley Fellowships for Study and Travel provide financial support for academic study and travel opportunities for undergraduate students majoring in English. These opportunities may include support for study abroad at international institutions (such as the Oxford University Summer School in England or the Yeats Summer School in Ireland) or support for independent student research. One to four fellowships are awarded each year, depending on the amount of funding requested by the fellowship recipient(s). Students have used these fellowships, made possible by the generosity of the Hurley family, to study in England, Scotland, Ireland, France, and Spain, as well as to travel widely in Europe and the United States.
To apply for the Geraldine Trammell Hurley Fellowships for Study and Travel, you must be a Winthrop University continuing English major (students graduating in May are ineligible), and you must submit the following information by the deadline:
Submit these items to:
Dr. Casey Cothran, Acting ChairDepartment of English250 Bancroft HallWinthrop UniversityRock Hill, SC 29733803/323-2171 As the endowment guidelines state, recipient selection and the number of recipients will be determined by the chair of the English Department and by the Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences. Recipients will be notified by mid-March. Contact Dr. Casey Cothran, acting chair, at 803-323-4632 if you have questions about the fellowships or the materials to be submitted.
This fund was established to honor the memory of our dear colleague Dr. Cynthia Furr and her daughter McAllister and will help continue Dr. Furr’s devotion to the advancement of English education students. Every April, the scholarship will be awarded to an English education major who demonstrates both academic promise and financial need.
1. Interested students must complete the Furr Scholarship Application Form found on the College of Arts and Sciences Student Affairs web site.
2. The application and any supporting documents should be delivered to the Department of English Office, Bancroft 250, by
3. Any questions should be addressed to the Scholarship and Awards Committee Chair, Dr. Cynthia Macri.
Students in the Department of English may also be eligible to receive the J. Spratt and Sandra Hagler White Scholarship and the Robert P. Lane Scholarship. The White Scholarship was established
by J. Spratt and Sandra Hagler-White (class of 1963); this renewable
scholarship is provided to students majoring in English and for student and
faculty travel to conferences, lectures, and seminars. Eligible upperclassmen
should have a GPA of 3.0 or better, and freshmen should have earned a minimum
1,000 on the SAT or graduated in the top 20th percentile of their high school
class. The Lane Scholarship was established by the family of Robert P. Lane in memory of the distinguished chair of Winthrop's Department of English to provide funds to rising junior or senior students majoring in English with preference given to those who plan to pursue English at the graduate level and pursue a career in teaching college. Applications for both of these scholarships are due by noon on Monday
The prize, accompanied by a $100 award, will be awarded annually, provided that a meritorious essay was submitted to the committee. If no essay meets the standards set by the committee, the prize will not be awarded. Composition Committee members will assess the essays and identify a winner.
To apply for the Annie Laurel Steppe Prize, students must adhere to the following procedure:
Deadline: First Friday in March
The Sullivan Award was established to recognize excellence in academic writing at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Composition Committee members will assess the essays and identify winners. The prize, accompanied by a $100 award, will be awarded annually, provided that a meritorious essay was submitted to the committee. If no essay meets the standards set by the committee, the prize will not be awarded.
Each student must turn in with the paper a signed verification statement from her or his professor confirming that the student wrote the paper for her or his class and also that the professor offered no advice beyond that which he or she would normally give in helping a student for his or her class. For more information about these awards, please contact Dr. Cynthia Macri.
Read more about scholarships in the College of Arts & Sciences.
If you are an English Education major, you may be interested in scholarships offered through the College of Education.