Scholarship | Awards
English Department Awards
The Scholarship Application Cycle for awards
for Academic Year 2013-2014 are now
Please check back in the Spring 2014 semester for information regarding scholarships for 2014-2015.
All applications require the following English Department Scholarship and Awards Cover Sheet.
Deadline for 2014-2015 Awards: TBA
THE ALEX MCGUIGGAN SCHOLARSHIP: Undergraduate Creative Writing Scholarship
The McGuiggan Scholarship was established in Spring 2010 in memory of Alex McGuiggan, English major at the University of Colorado Boulder. It recognizes the achievements of an undergraduate English major studying Creative Writing, with a preference for students whose strength is in writing poetry. The award is $2,000, to be applied to student tuition. Click here for application information.
THE CURTIS MICHAEL GIMENO MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: Undergraduate Creative Writing Scholarship
This scholarship benefits students with a Creative Writing emphasis who exemplify promise of talent in communicating through the written language, and wish to pursue a career in
writing. The scholarship was generously established by Donna Jorgenson Farrell in memory of and as a legacy to her son, Curtis Michael Gimeno, who enjoyed writing. Two scholarships of $750 each will be awarded, to be applied to student tuition. Click here for application information.
THE GENTIAN ASCENSION SCHOLARSHIP: Undergraduate English Scholarship
This scholarship is established to benefit an undergraduate student who overcame significant academic obstacles and shows talent as a writer. The award amount is $1,000 to be applied to student tuition. Click here for application information.
THE HAROLD D. KELLING ESSAY PRIZE: Undergraduate Literature Award
The prize was set up in 1979 as a fitting memorial to Professor Kelling, an excellent scholar, writer, and teacher. The author of the winning essay will earn a prize worth $1,000, to be applied to student tuition. Depending on the quality of the essays, a second prize may be awarded. Click here for application information.
THE JOANNE EASLEY ARNOLD AWARD: Undergraduate Literature Award
The Joanne Easley Arnold English Scholars Fund is a two-year award designed to recognize a top English major in honor of the donor, Joanne Easley Arnold. She is a graduate of the English Department, B.A. ’52. This scholarship is housed in the English Department to represent Dr. Arnold’s gratitude for the solid and inspiring four years she spent here. Dr. Arnold, a long-time CU-Boulder professor and administrator, endowed this award to give outstanding students special financial and intellectual support.
Only top performing students in the English Department’s gateway courses (ENGL 2000 and ENGL 2010) are eligible to apply. These students will be identified at the end of their sophomore year by grade point average by the department and invited to submit an essay. The essays will be evaluated by department officers, and the best essayist will receive $1,000 scholarship (to be applied to tuition), and a faculty mentor in the student’s declared area of interest, for two years. There will be two top English Majors in office per year. The scholarship recipient will be expected to write a note of thanks to the donor, as well as a short paragraph about interests, classes and activities, one semester after receiving the award.
JOVANOVICH IMAGINATIVE WRITING AWARD COMPETITION: Undergraduate Creative Writing Award
The Jovanovich prize is an annual award for excellence in poetry, fiction, playwriting, or nonfiction prose. Two awards of $500 each will be available, to be applied to student tuition. Click here for application information.
ROBERT MANFORD TOBIN, JR. SCHOLARSHIP: Undergraduate Creative Writing Scholarship
This scholarship benefits students in the College of Arts and Sciences. The scholarship was generously established by Adrianne Wonnacott in memory of Robert Manford Tobin, Jr. Rob, a CU-Boulder Business graduate, was always creating, be it written stories or natural photography; even painting, drawing and music. Rob was a dedicated teacher in all aspects of his life, leading by example with integrity and perseverance and through joy and wonder at the world around him. The amount of $500 will be awarded to the best creative writing story, and will be applied to student Fall and Spring tuition. Click here for application information.