Scholarships for English Majors

Language and Communication Skills Prep You for Business and Industry

The English major requires reading literature written in that language, then writing your own. Each school’s English department offers a choice of concentrations, or areas on which to focus your attention. An example of such divisions might be Literature (the interpretation of imaginative writing), Education (preparing to teach English), and Writing and Culture, studying different types of writing like novels, business documents, news, or advertising.

A degree in English is rarely solicited in job postings, but nevertheless it can fit you for a wide range of occupations by increasing your general knowledge while honing your analytic skills. If you read enough good literature, that will help you present yourself as a polished and worldly person and create confidence in prospective employers. You can easily move on from the English major to law school, or take graduate degrees in English to prepare for an academic career.

A particularly desirable concentration in terms of prospective employment is professional writing, which includes technical writing or communication and digital publishing.

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Scholarships Offered By Colleges

Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw State University’s Department of English offers the following scholarships to its English majors. All three awards seek students who have demonstrated academic excellence:

Arizona State University

Arizona State University’s Department of English maintains a page with information on a variety of department-specific scholarships, including the following:

University of Tennessee (Knoxville)

The English Department at the University of Tennessee provides scholarships to its English majors based on a variety of criteria, including these:

Frostburg State University

Frostburg State University’s Department of English provides four scholarships, all called “Memorials,” for English majors. Here are those four choices:

Utah State University

The Department of English at Utah State University gives out an impressive number of scholarships (currently 15 in all, but subject to change) to its English majors. In general, scholarships go to students who have achieved academic excellence and have financial need. Here are some of the listings:

Note: The material above is only a sample of the scholarships and awards liberal arts colleges offer to English majors, so English majors who need financial assistance with the cost of education can also find help at many schools other than the ones listed above.