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Ada B. Poole Scholarship Fund
Sponsor: Community Foundation of Frederick County
312 East Church Street
Frederick, MD 21701
Eligibility: Applicants must provide their transcript with the application. Students who submit their transcripts will be considered for all scholarships offered by the foundation. Applicants must be Walkersville High School graduating seniors pursuing a degree in English, literature or teaching.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 31
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://www.frederickcountygives.org/Grants-Scholarships/Scholarships

Anna-Marie Aldaz Scholarship Fund
Sponsor: Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico
2640 El Paseo Road
Las Cruces, NM 88001
Eligibility: Applicants must be students in which English is not their native language. Students must be attending Dona Ana Community College and studying English as a second language.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: Varies
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://communityfoundationofsouthernnewmexico.org/

Anthony H. Simon English Scholarship
Sponsor: Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region, Inc.
4455 West Lawrence Street
Appleton, WI 54914
Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating seniors from Menasha High School who have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and plan on attending a four-year accredited college or university.

Amount: $2500
Deadline: February
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.cffoxvalley.org

Arnold W. and Janet L. Avery Scholarship
Sponsor: Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut
68 Federal Street
New London, CT 06320
Eligibility: Applicants must be graduates of Fitch High School, must be planning to have a major in marine science, library science, English, engineering or computer science and must have a demonstrated financial need to receive the scholarship.

Amount: 500
Deadline: Varies
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://cfect.org/scholarships/apply-for-a-scholarship

Bill Gove Scholarship
Sponsor: National Speakers Association
Attn: Scholarship Committee
1500 S. Priest Drive
Tempe, AZ 85281
Eligibility: Applicants must be full-time students majoring or minoring in speech. Selection is based on application, essay, recommendation and college transcript.

Amount: $5,000
Deadline: April
How to apply: Applications are available online or by written request.
Website: http://www.nsaspeaker.org/recognition/

Blanche Koch Brooks Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Williamsburg Community Foundation
1323 Jamestown Road
Suite 103
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Eligibility: Applicants must be female graduating seniors from Lafayette High School with excellent academic performance and a minimum GPA of 3.5. Students must demonstrate financial need. Preference may be given to students who intend to become a teacher or an English major or both.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 5
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://williamsburgcommunityfoundation.org/

Bree Elizabeth Miller Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Community Foundation of Henderson County
P.O. Box 1108
Hendersonville, NC 28793
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.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: January 15
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://www.cfhcforever.org/

C. A. Ensign Fund
Sponsor: Pittsburgh Foundation
Five PPG Place
Suite 250
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Eligibility: Applicants must attend Newton Falls High School as graduating seniors and demonstrate financial need. Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 and must show interest in English or Journalism.

Amount: $2,000
Deadline: February 24
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://pittsburghfoundation.org/scholarshipsearch

Cavett Robert Scholarship
Sponsor: National Speakers Association
Attn: Scholarship Committee
1500 S. Priest Drive
Tempe, AZ 85281
Eligibility: Applicants must be full-time students majoring or minoring in speech. Selection is based on application, essay, recommendation and college transcript.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: April
How to apply: Applications are available online or by written request.
Website: http://www.nsaspeaker.org/recognition/

Claudia K. Salewske Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Silicon Valley Community Foundation
2440 W. El Camino Real
Suite 300
Mountain View, CA 94040
Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating high school seniors from Gilroy High School, Christopher High School or Mt. Madonna High School in Gilroy, California and accepted to a 4-year college or university. Students must have a planned course of study in English, English Literature, Creative Writing or Elementary or Secondary Education. Preference will be given to outstanding seniors who plan to become teachers/educators.

Amount: Up to $3,000
Deadline: Varies
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.siliconvalleycf.org

Daniel Family Memorial Scholarship Fund
Sponsor: Fremont Area Community Foundation
1005 East 23rd Street
Suite 2
Fremont, NE 68025
Eligibility: Applicants must be current-year graduating seniors or previous-year graduates from Fremont Senior High School or Archbishop Bergan High School. Students must be planning to pursue an area of study in the arts to include, theatre, music, dance, literary or visual arts.

Amount: $530
Deadline: Varies
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://www.facfoundation.org/scholarships/

Davidson Fellows Scholarships
Sponsor: Davidson Institute for Talent Development
9665 Gateway Drive
Suite B
Reno, NV 89521
Eligibility: Applicants must be 18 or younger 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.

Amount: $10,000-$50,000
Deadline: February 9
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.davidsongifted.org/

Doris (Chancey) Hale and Fred Hale Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Bixby Educational Endowment Foundation
109 N. Armstrong
Bixby, OK 74008
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.

Amount: $1,250
Deadline: March 23
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://www.bixbyps.org/browse/27635

Dorothy Creason Tyler English Scholarship
Sponsor: Community Foundation for Muskegon County
425 W. Western Avenue
Suite 200
Muskegon, MI 49440
Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating seniors of North Muskegon High School who have demonstrated academic achievement and have an aptitude and passion for English.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: February 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://muskegonfoundation.org/give/our-funds/?fwp_fund_type=scholarship

Dwain and Polly Wright Educational Scholarship Fund
Sponsor: Greater Kansas City Community Foundation
1055 Broadway Boulevard
Suite 130
Kansas City, MO 64105
Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating seniors from Macon High School who have completed at least two English, language arts or vocational classes and have been accepted to attend a two- or four-year college, university and/or technical school to further their education.

Amount: $500
Deadline: May 2
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://www.growyourgiving.org/scholarships/

Edith Wiskind English Literacy Scholarship Fund
Sponsor: Akron Community Foundation
345 West Cedar Street
Akron, OH 44307
Eligibility: Applicants must be Summit County students with preference given to those pursuing a degree in English. Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Amount: $2,500
Deadline: March 5
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://www.akroncf.org/students/

Edward F. Wingler and Peggy F. Wingler Pink Scholarship
Sponsor: Community Foundation for Muskegon County
425 W. Western Avenue
Suite 200
Muskegon, MI 49440
Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating seniors of Muskegon High School having a high GPA in English courses and participation in at least one high school theatrical production.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: February 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://muskegonfoundation.org/give/our-funds/?fwp_fund_type=scholarship

Eileen Crenshaw Memorial Scholarship Fund
Sponsor: Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee
3833 Cleghorn Avenue
Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37215
Eligibility: Applicants must be students who are seniors or graduates of Page High School. Students must earn a degree in secondary education with a major in English.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: Varies
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://www.cfmt.org/grants-scholarships/scholarships/search-scholarships/

Eleanor Kellam Scholarship Fund
Sponsor: Pittsburgh Foundation
Five PPG Place
Suite 250
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Eligibility: Applicants must attend Bay High School, Bay Village as graduating seniors. Students must pursue a degree or studies in English or Humanities and have an interest and/or ability in English or Fine Arts. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and plan to attend a 2-or 4-year college or university.

Amount: $500
Deadline: February 24
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://pittsburghfoundation.org/scholarshipsearch

Ethel O Brien Scholarship
Sponsor: Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region, Inc.
4455 West Lawrence Street
Appleton, WI 54914
Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating seniors from Little Wolf High School who are planning to pursue a degree at a college, university or technical school. Students must demonstrate involvement in band and chorus and appreciation for English and Literature activities and coursework. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Amount: $1,500
Deadline: February
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.cffoxvalley.org

Frances S. Wolfe Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Quad Cities Community Foundation
852 Middle Road, Suite 100
Bettendorf, IA 52722
Eligibility: Applicants must be seniors graduating from Davenport Central High School and must demonstrate financial need. Students must also be planning to pursue education studies in English or literature.

Amount: Up to $750
Deadline: February 15
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://www.qccommunityfoundation.org/scholarships

Frederick V. Hoyet Sr. and Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund
Sponsor: Pittsburgh Foundation
Five PPG Place
Suite 250
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Eligibility: Applicants must attend high school at Penn-Trafford High School as graduating seniors and reside in Westmoreland County. Students must pursue a degree or studies in engineering, law, criminology, criminal justice, healthcare, biological sciences, fine arts, English/literature, humanities and environmental or conservation studies and have a minimum GPA of 2.5.

Amount: $4,000
Deadline: February 24
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://pittsburghfoundation.org/scholarshipsearch

George O. Witwer News-Sun Journalism Scholarship
Sponsor: LaGrange Community Foundation
0045 N 250 W
LaGrange, IN 46761
Eligibility: Applicants must be residents of LaGrange County graduating from a LaGrange County high school. Students must be planning to pursue a degree in journalism or a related media field (English, communications, digital media, radio, television and digital communication, video production, broadcast journalism, etc).

Amount: Varies
Deadline: February 15
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://www.lccf.net/scholarships

Gifted and Talented Language Program - Alaska
Sponsor: National Security Agency (NSA)
Attn: MB3, Stokes Program
9800 Savage Road
Suite 6272
Ft. George G. Meade, MD 20755-6000
Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens eligible to be granted security clearance. Students must be high school seniors who will have completed an AP language course, in Chinese and/or Russian by the completion of their senior year. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher, and at least 1200 SAT or 25 ACT scores. Students must be at least 16 years of age at the time of hire and plan to pursue language studies after graduation. Applicants must reside in the area to which they are applying to.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: October 31
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://apply.intelligencecareers.gov/student-programs?agency=NSA

Gifted and Talented Language Program - Hawaii
Sponsor: National Security Agency (NSA)
Attn: MB3, Stokes Program
9800 Savage Road
Suite 6272
Ft. George G. Meade, MD 20755-6000
Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens eligible to be granted security clearance. Students must be high school seniors who will have completed an AP language course, in Chinese and/or Russian by the completion of their senior year. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher, and at least 1200 SAT or 25 ACT scores. Students must be at least 16 years of age at the time of hire and plan to pursue language studies after graduation. Applicants must reside in the area to which they are applying to.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: October 31
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://apply.intelligencecareers.gov/student-programs?agency=NSA

Gifted and Talented Language Program - Utah
Sponsor: National Security Agency (NSA)
Attn: MB3, Stokes Program
9800 Savage Road
Suite 6272
Ft. George G. Meade, MD 20755-6000
Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens eligible to be granted security clearance. Students must be high school seniors who will have completed an AP language course, in Chinese and/or Russian by the completion of their senior year. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher, and at least 1200 SAT or 25 ACT scores. Students must be at least 16 years of age at the time of hire and plan to pursue language studies after graduation. Applicants must reside in the area to which they are applying to.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: October 31
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://apply.intelligencecareers.gov/student-programs?agency=NSA

Heinlein Society Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Heinlein Society
3553 Atlantic Avenue
Suite 341
Long Beach, CA 90807-5606
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.

Amount: $4,000
Deadline: April 1
How to apply: Applications are available online and must be submitted with a brief bio including future goals and the required essay.
Website: https://www.heinleinsociety.org/scholarship-program/

Huntington Fellowships
Sponsor: Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, CA 91108
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.

Amount: $3,000
Deadline: November 15
How to apply: Application materials are described online.
Website: http://www.huntington.org

Huntington-British Academy Fellowships for Study in Great Britain
Sponsor: Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, CA 91108
Eligibility: Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent. Applicants must submit cover sheets, project descriptions, curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: November 15
How to apply: There is no application form, and application materials are described online.
Website: http://www.huntington.org

ILA Jeanne S. Chall Research Fellowship
Sponsor: International Literacy Association
The Jeanne S. Chall Research Fellowship
Division of Research and Policy
P.O. Box 8139
Newark, DE 19714-8139
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.

Amount: $5,000
Deadline: March 15
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://www.literacyworldwide.org

Imani Marley Husbands Humanities Book Scholarship
Sponsor: Virgin Islands Association
1629 K Street NW
Suite 300
Washington, DC 20006
Eligibility: Applicants must be current college students majoring in disciplines within the humanities, especially English and/or communications, at the University of the Virgin Islands and other higher learning/education institutions.

Amount: $250
Deadline: Varies
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://viadc.org/scholarships-2/

Iowa Scholarship for the Arts
Sponsor: Iowa Arts Council
600 E. Locust
Des Moines, IA 50319-0290
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.

Amount: $1,500
Deadline: April 1
How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, two letters of recommendation and an essay are required.
Website: https://iowaculture.gov/arts/grants

J. Harold and Mabel Hamil Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Greater Kansas City Community Foundation
1055 Broadway Boulevard
Suite 130
Kansas City, MO 64105
Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating seniors from one of the following Northland high schools: North Kansas City High School, Oak Park High School, Winnetonka High School, Park Hill High School, Park Hill South High School, Platte Co. RIII High School, Staley High School, or St. Piux X High School. Students must have excelled in the areas of English/journalism, debate/public speaking, political science, and/or community involvement to pursue a college/university education.

Amount: $1,500
Deadline: February 15
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://www.growyourgiving.org/scholarships/

Jack Kerouac Scholarship Fund
Sponsor: Greater Lowell Community Foundation
100 Merrimack Street
Suite 202
Lowell, MA 01852
Eligibility: Applicants must pursue a career teaching English, creative writing, journalism or professional practice in a related field.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: Varies
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://www.glcfoundation.org/glcfscholarships/

Jackie Fassinger Rossell Scholarship
Sponsor: Community Foundation for Northern Virginia
2940 Hunter Mill Road
Suite 201
Oakton, VA 22124
Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors with a minimum 2.5 GPA who are English language learners. Students must plan to attend a 2-year or 4-year degree/certificate programs in accredited, not-for-profit colleges/universities/trade or vocational schools anywhere in the domestic US.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: Varies
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://www.cfnova.org/grants-and-scholarships/scholarships

Jackie Leone Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Shiawassee Community Foundation
217 N. Washington Street
Suite 104
P.O. Box 753
989-725-1093,
Eligibility: Applicants must be Owosso High School or Corunna High School seniors or graduates who plan to study journalism or English. Students must demonstrate financial need.

Amount: 1000
Deadline: January 31
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://www.shiacf.org/scholarships/

Julianne Malveaux Scholarship
Sponsor: National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs Inc.
1806 New Hampshire Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20009-3298
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.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 31
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.nanbpwc.org

Kathryn Louise Davison Scholarship Fund
Sponsor: Community Foundation for Northern Virginia
2940 Hunter Mill Road
Suite 201
Oakton, VA 22124
Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating seniors from Mansfield High School in Mansfield with demonstrated financial need who plan to major in English/communications or teaching. Student must demonstrate academic excellence and participate in extracurricular activities.

Amount: $2,000
Deadline: April 15
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://www.cfnova.org/grants-and-scholarships/scholarships

Kayla's Hope Foundation Scholarship Fund
Sponsor: Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley
P.O. Box 4786
Aurora, IL 60507
Eligibility: Applicants must be graduates of St. Charles East High School and St. Charles North High School in St. Charles, IL who will continue their education studying music, literature, psychiatry or psychology.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: Varies
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://www.cffrv.org/scholarship-program/

Langfitt-Ambrose Scholarship
Sponsor: Parkersburg Area Community Foundation
P.O. Box 1762
1620 Park Avenue
Parkersburg, WV 26102
Eligibility: Applicants must be graduates from m Parkersburg, Parkersburg South, Parkersburg Catholic or Williamstown High School. Students must have desire to further their studies in mathematics or English.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: Varies
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://pacfwv.com

Lillian M. Perry Scholarship Fund
Sponsor: Community Foundation of St. Clair County
500 Water Street
Port Huron, MI 48060
Eligibility: Applicants must be female graduates of Port Huron Northern High School who will minor or major in English. You may be eligible for this scholarship for up to 5 years, as long as you pursue a major or minor in English.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: March
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://www.stclairfoundation.org/scholarships/

Linda Oshinsky Memorial Scholarship Endowment
Sponsor: Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina
1691 Turnbull Avenue
North Charleston, SC 29405
Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating high school seniors from Stratford who plan to major in English or education in college.

Amount: $600
Deadline: March 15
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://coastalcommunityfoundation.org/scholarships/

Marilee Thanholdt Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Crown Point Community Foundation
115 South Court Street
Crown Point, IN 46037
Eligibility: Applicants must be Crown Point High School graduating seniors who are studying English in college as confirmed by the CPHS English chair.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: Varies
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://www.thecpcf.org/scholarships.html

Marion Wm. Edwards Scholarship
Sponsor: Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation
33 East Main Street
P.O. Box 2244
Torrington, CT 06790
Eligibility: Applicants must be Torrington High School graduating seniors who are planning to continue in Italian studies, planning to teach or planning to study literature or journalism.

Amount: 250
Deadline: April 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://www.northwestcf.org/scholarships

Mary Jane Kruse Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Steuben County Community Foundation
1701 North Wayne Street
Angola, IN 46703
Eligibility: Applicants must be Steuben County residents who are graduating seniors or have graduated from any Steuben County high school or homeschooled. Student must be majoring in English.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: Varies
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://steubenfoundation.org/scholarships/

Mary Susanne Ware Scholarship
Sponsor: Middletown Community Foundation
300 N. Main Street
Suite 300
Middletown, OH 45042
Eligibility: Applicants must be incoming freshmen who are graduating from Edgewood, Middletown, or Monroe High School and are willing to attend an accredited four-year college or university in order to major in English or a Foreign Language. Students will be required to fill out financial information and upload the FAFSA and must have a minimum 3.5 GPA.

Amount: 600
Deadline: February 14
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.mcfoundation.org/

Michael Jackson Scholarship
Sponsor: United Negro College Fund (UNCF)
1805 7th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
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.

Amount: Up to $5,000
Deadline: October
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://scholarships.uncf.org/

Minnesota Academic Excellence Scholarship
Sponsor: Minnesota Office of Higher Education Services
1450 Energy Park Drive
Suite 350
Saint Paul, MN 55108-5227
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.

Amount: Up to full tuition
Deadline: Varies
How to apply: For information about the status of this program, applicants should contact the schools they wish to attend.
Website: http://www.ohe.state.mn.us/

NCTA and AWMF Scholarship
Sponsor: Alliance for Women in Media
2365 Harrodsburg Road, Suite A325
Lexington, KY 40504
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.

Amount: $5,000
Deadline: May 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://allwomeninmedia.org/foundation/scholarships/

Norma Ross Walter Scholarship
Sponsor: Norma Ross Walter Scholarship Program
The Willa Cather Foundation
413 North Webster Street
Red Cloud, NE 68970
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.

Amount: $2,000-$3,000
Deadline: January 31
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://www.willacather.org/

Oratorical Contest Scholarship
Sponsor: American Legion, Department of Nebraska
Department Headquarters
P.O. Box 5205
Lincoln, NE 68505
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.

Amount: $1,500-$18,000
Deadline: Varies
How to apply: There is no application for this program.
Website: http://www.nebraskalegion.net

Patty Helland Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Wisconsin Dells Educational Foundation
P.O. Box 533
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
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.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: February 25
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.wdhsfoundation.org

PenSPRA Scholarship
Sponsor: Pennsylvania School Public Relations Association
Shelly Belcher, Communications Coordinator
Peters Township School District
631 East McMurray Road
McMurray, PA 15317
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).

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: April 23
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://penspra.com/

Phyllis I. Wormwood Scholarship
Sponsor: Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region, Inc.
4455 West Lawrence Street
Appleton, WI 54914
Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating seniors from Seymour High School who plan to pursue a degree in English at an accredited college or university. Students must maintain a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA throughout high school.

Amount: $2000
Deadline: February
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.cffoxvalley.org

Playwright Discovery Award
Sponsor: John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F Street NW
Washington, DC 20566
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.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 10
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://www.kennedy-center.org/education/opportunities-for-artists/competitions-and-commissions/

Psi Iota Xi Omega Chapter Malpas Scholarship
Sponsor: Community Foundation of Boone County
102 North Lebanon Street
Suite 200
Lebanon, IN 46052
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.

Amount: $500
Deadline: February
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://www.communityfoundationbc.org/

Rebecca Crowder Cole Scholarship Fund
Sponsor: Wabash Valley Community Foundation
200 South 8th Street
Terre Haute, IN 47807
Eligibility: Applicants must be Sullivan High School graduates who are pursuing a degree in English and/or library science.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: Varies
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://wvcf.org

Robert C. and Lillian DuSoe Scholarship
Sponsor: Orange County Community Foundation
4041 MacArthur Boulevard
Suite 510
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors at Laguna Beach Unified School District or Santa Ana Unified School District or current undergraduates who graduated from Laguna Beach Unified School District or Santa Ana Unified School District and 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.

Amount: $1,500
Deadline: March
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://www.oc-cf.org/grants-scholarships-overview/scholarships/

Rome Prize Fellowship
Sponsor: American Academy in Rome
7 East 60 Street
New York, NY 10022
Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens at time of application. Previous recipients of Rome Prize are not eligible to reapply.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: November 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.aarome.org

Russell F. Bruno Scholarship
Sponsor: Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation
33 East Main Street
P.O. Box 2244
Torrington, CT 06790
Eligibility: Applicants must be Torrington High School graduating seniors who have excelled in the study of English and are planning to major in writing, literature, journalism or a related field.

Amount: 400
Deadline: April 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://www.northwestcf.org/scholarships

Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship Program
Sponsor: Poetry Magazine
444 N. Michigan Avenue
Suite 1850
Chicago, IL 60611-4034
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.

Amount: $25,800
Deadline: April 30
How to apply: Applications are available online. An essay and a poetry submission are required.
Website: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/programs/foundation/awards

Sandy Erxleben Memorial Scholarship Fund
Sponsor: Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley
P.O. Box 4786
Aurora, IL 60507
Eligibility: Applicants must be graduates of West Aurora High School who are majoring in English at a two-year college or a four-year college or university.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: December 9
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://www.cffrv.org/scholarship-program/

Shirley B. Brooks Scholarship
Sponsor: Williamsburg Community Foundation
1323 Jamestown Road
Suite 103
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating from Jamestown, Lafayette or Warhill High Schools. Students must demonstrate financial need and must pursue psychology or English/reading specialist as a major.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 5
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://williamsburgcommunityfoundation.org/

Smith Literary Scholarship
Sponsor: Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut
68 Federal Street
New London, CT 06320
Eligibility: Applicants must be residents of Connecticut, must have a major in history, english or literature, must show academic achievements and good character and must have a demonstrated financial need to receive the scholarship.

Amount: 2000-5000
Deadline: Varies
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://cfect.org/scholarships/apply-for-a-scholarship

Stephanie G. Hoffman Scholarship Fund
Sponsor: Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund
121 Steuart Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
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.

Amount: $5,000
Deadline: March 31
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://jewishfed.org/how-we-help/scholarships/college-scholarships

Transylvania Excellence in Education / Excellence Award
Sponsor: Community Foundation of Western North Carolina
4 Vanderbilt Park Drive
Suite 300
Asheville, NC 28803
Eligibility: Applicants must be Transylvania County public high school seniors who have demonstrated excellence in the study of English.

Amount: $1,500
Deadline: January 20
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://cfwnc.org/students/scholarship-directory

Wallace K. and June Ewing Scholarship Fund
Sponsor: Grand Haven Area Community Foundation
One South Harbor Drive
Grand Haven, MI 49417
Eligibility: Applicants must be students from the Tri-Cities area who are pursuing an education in English and are involved in co-curricular activities with a concentration in the areas of humanities and arts.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: February 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://ghacf.org/scholarships/

William J. (Bill) and Loretta M. O Neil Scholarship Fund
Sponsor: Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts
1500 Main Street
P.O. Box 15769
Springfield, MA 01115
Eligibility: Applicants must be residents from Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden and Hampshire Counties pursuing English, journalism or a related field.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 31
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://communityfoundation.org/scholarships/

William P. Kraines Memorial Scholarship Fund
Sponsor: Greater Lowell Community Foundation
100 Merrimack Street
Suite 202
Lowell, MA 01852
Eligibility: Applicants must be seniors who demonstrate financial need and a desire to study English or the media arts in college.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: Varies
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://www.glcfoundation.org/glcfscholarships/

William R. Pfalzgraf Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Parkersburg Area Community Foundation
P.O. Box 1762
1620 Park Avenue
Parkersburg, WV 26102
Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating seniors from Parkersburg High School with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Merit, motivation toward higher education, character, financial need are considered. Preferences are given to students with interest in law, debating, English or music.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: Varies
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://pacfwv.com