Department of English

Awards and Honors

Scholarships and Awards

The Department of English sponsors a number of scholarships, including:

The Michael D. Wentworth Student Travel Fellowship

The fellowship fund, the gift of Mr. Charles F. Green III, provides around $23,000 annually to allow a select number of students to travel to sites, in America or abroad, associated with their favorite writers and works of literature.

Find out more about Wentworth Fellowships.

List of previous Wentworth Fellows

Academic Scholarships

Applications for academic scholarships: The English Department uses a single application for all of its scholarships, the directions for which you can access here (opens as .docx).The University Scholarship Application opens Dec. 1 and closes March 1. Note: Wentworth Travel Fellowships and the Jo Ann Seiple Composition Essay Contest have thier own application processes.

The Louise Jackson Green Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to an English major based on merit as a first priority, with exemplary moral character and leadership potential serving as secondary considerations. The student must be a formally declared English major with a concentration in literary studies and must be a rising junior or senior.
The award was established in 1999 by Charles L. Green III in honor of his mother.
List of Louise Jackson Green Scholarship recipients.

The Anne Green Saus Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded annually to an English major with a concentration in literary studies or professional writing.

The scholarship will be awarded with merit as the first consideration and need (confirmed through the financial aid office) as a secondary consideration. The scholarship will be valued at the in-state tuition and fee rate in effect at the time of award plus a $200 book allowance.

The award was established in 1992 by Charles L. Green III in honor of his aunt.
List of Anne Green Saus Scholarship recipients.

The Sally Sullivan Scholarship

The recipient of this merit scholarship will be selected on demonstrated academic ability and will be given to an English major who is a
non-traditional student and also a single parent.

The award was established in 2008 by Sally Sullivan, a former English professor who retired in 2000, to recognize the needs of single parents.

The Gerald S. Rosselot Scholarship

The recipient of this merit scholarship will be selected on demonstrated academic ability and special achievement. Financial need will be a secondary consideration. The recipient will be a senior majoring in a degree program offered by the Department of English.

The award was established in 2012 by Nancy Rosselot, in memory of her husband, who was a professor in the English Department until his retirement in 1990.

The University Bookstore Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to two English majors at $125 each, to be used for textbooks and supplies at the University Bookstore.

Contests and Awards

Jo Ann Seiple Composition Essay Contest

First place winners in each of four categories receive a $100 gift card to a place of their choice; runners-up receive a $50 gift card. Collaboratively authored projects are eligible; winners will split the proceeds among the group. Categories include personal essay, rhetorical analysis, and researched persuasive or argumentative essay. Multimodal projects such as videos, podcasts, and websites are all welcome in each of these categories. All essays are due April 15, 2022, but may be submitted at any time during the school year before that date.

Please submit your essay by emailing it to Dr. Sarah Hallenbeck (hallenbecks@uncw.edu) with your name, email address, instructor, and preferred submission category at the top of the first page.

 

Each student is limited to two submissions per school year, and all submissions must involve work done for composition classes during the 2021 - 2022 school year or during the preceding summer.

Who's eligible? Students in English 101, 103 or 201.

 

Deadline for applying: April 15

 

The Outstanding Graduating English Major Award

Awarded at spring graduation each year, English faculty choose a graduating major who, in their judgment, has worked hardest for the betterment of the department, its majors, and him or herself.

The Outstanding Graduate Student Award

Awarded at spring graduation each year, English graduate faculty choose a graduate student who, in their judgment, has worked hardest for the betterment of the department, its graduate students, and him or herself .