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English Funds

Total funds:26

English Department General Fund

The English Department General Fund provides support for the activities, programs, and operations, including named commemorative scholarships and awards, of the department.

Additionally Supports: Diversity and Equity, Excellence in TESOL Award, George R. Canning Award, Glenn Grever Award for Outstanding Teaching by a Masters Student, Grammie Scholarship, Maurice Scharton Scholarship, Publications Unit Publishing Award, Taimi Ranta Award for Outstanding Teaching by a Ph.D. Student

Julia N. Visor Scholarship

The Julia N. Visor Scholarship is a monetary prize given each year for the best undergraduate essay on issues of race relations, colonialism and cultural diversity in any sub-field of English studies - literature, rhetoric, linguistics, creative writing, publishing, new media studies, technical writing, or education.

Obsidian: Literature and Arts in the African Diaspora Fund

The Obsidian: Literature & Arts in the African Diaspora Fund was established in 2019 to provide financial support associated with operating and promoting the Publishing Platform. Funds may also be used to support students' professional development and to encourage student involvement in the Publishing Platform's editorial and production work. ...

Anna Keaton English Scholarship Fund

The Anna Keaton English Scholarship was established in 1993 through an estate gift of Anna Keaton. Keaton had a 30-year career at Illinois State Normal University (1937-1968). She was a professor of English and also served for some period as dean of students. Through a bequest, she directed that a scholarship fund be created to support upper ...

Class of 1939 Ruth Henline Scholarship

The Class of 1939 Dr. Ruth Henline Scholarship was established in 1984 by a committee of 1939 graduates to honor the Class of 1939 and Ruth Henline. Henline was a professor at Illinois State Normal University from 1926 until her retirement in 1970. The scholarship is available to students, junior or senior level, majoring in English Education ...

Additionally Supports: Class of 1939 Dr. Ruth Henline Scholarship

David Foster Wallace Memorial Fund

The purpose of the David Foster Wallace Memorial Restricted Fund is to support activities of the Department of English by sponsoring the Wallace Memorial Reading Series, which will bring well-known authors to campus to present a public reading of their work and to interact with students & faculty. It will also support activities of the Dept. ...

Additionally Supports: David Foster Wallace Memorial Restricted Fund

Dorothy Bryan Schemske Scholarship

The Dorothy Bryan Schemske Scholarship was established in 1998 by Dorothy Bryan Schemske, a 1941 graduate of Illinois State Normal University. The scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student working toward a career in teaching English, with a preference to a student with an interest in creative writing.

Dr. Janice G. Witherspoon Neuleib and Genevieve Witherspoon Perhach Endowed Fund

The Dr. Janice G. Witherspoon Neuleib and Genevieve Witherspoon Perhach Award was established by Janice upon her retirement from Illinois State University in 2010. Janice came to Illinois State as a graduate student in 1967 and taught full time while completing her Ph.D. She developed and directed the Writing Center, was instrumental in the ...

Dr. Janice Neuleib Teaching Scholarship

The Dr. Janice Neuleib Teaching Scholarship was established in 2020 to support English majors. Preference is given to students in the English Teacher Education sequence or pursuing a graduate degree in English.

Dr. Robert and Marilyn Sutherland Endowment for Creative Writing Fellows

Robert Sutherland retired from teaching in January 1993. He is pleased that he and his colleagues were able to establish a successful creative writing program at Illinois State and foster departmental support for literary publications. The Sutherland Fellowships are awarded to students involved with the production of publications on a daily ...

Additionally Supports: Sutherland Endowment for Creative Writing Fellows

Drs. Steven and Jill Doner Kagle Undergraduate Assistantship Endowment

The purpose of the Drs. Steven and Jill Doner Kagle Undergraduate Assistantship is to encourage student interest in American literature and culture and to enhance the English Department's offerings in American literature; to help the department attract and retain quality students and to provide some students with the preparation and credentials ...

Additionally Supports: Drs. Steven and Jill Doner Kagle Undergraduate Assistantship

Elizabeth Hatmaker Memorial Graduate Scholarship

The Elizabeth Hatmaker Memorial Graduate Scholarship was established in 2017 by Christopher Brue in memory of his wife Elizabeth Hatmaker. The scholarship provides a one-time scholarship for a doctoral level student in English Studies.

English Alumni Advisory Board Scholarship Fund

The English Alumni Advisory Board Scholarship Fund was established in 2017 with an initial transfer of $5,000 from fund 4245234 and gifts from the English Alumni Advisory Board members. The fund provides a scholarship to support an English undergraduate student.

English Graduate Scholarship in Teaching

The English Graduate Scholarship in Teaching provides financial support for students in the English Graduate program.

English Graduate Student Research Fund

The English Graduate Student Research fund provides financial assistance English graduate students for research including research travel, research preparations, and archival work.

Glenn Grever English Education Scholarship Fund

The Glenn Grever English Education Scholarship Endowment was established in 1996 in memory of Professor Glenn Grever. The scholarship is awarded to a full-time or part-time senior, majoring in English Education and student teaching during the semester that the scholarship is available.

Lois Lenski Lecture Series

The Lois Lenski Lecture series is named for two-time Newberry award winning children's author and illustrator, Lois Lenski (1893-1974). In the course of her career, she became friends with Illinois State University English professor Taimi Ranta (1916-1995). Ranta was instrumental in ensuring that Lenski donated many of her literary papers and ...

Maurice Scharton Faculty Research Fund

The Maurice Scharton Faculty Research fund was established in 2002 in in honor of Professor Maurice Scharton who taught rhetoric at ISU from 1977 through 2002. The Maurice Scharton Research award supports faculty research; in particular, travel to do archival research.

Additionally Supports: Maurice Scharton Faculty Research

Maurice Scharton Scholarship

The Maurice Scharton Scholarship is given in honor of Professor Maurice Scharton who taught rhetoric at ISU from 1977 through 2002. The scholarship is awarded annually to the best undergraduate and graduate student essay, the content of which must be grounded within the scholarly tradition of rhetoric and composition studies.

Sally Parry-Robert McLaughlin Sigma Tau Delta Travel Award

The Sally Parry-Robert McLaughlin Sigma Tau Delta Travel Award was established in 2018 to support travel for students who are members of the Lambda Delta chapter of Sigma Tau Delta. Support may be used to help students who are traveling for professional conferences.

Sharon P. and William B. Oglesby Endowed Scholarship

The Sharon P. and William B. Oglesby Endowed Scholarship was established in 2018 by Sharon and William Oglesby to provide financial assistance for juniors or seniors majoring in English at Illinois State University. Preference will be given to students who were born in, or currently reside in, DeWitt County, IL. If a qualified candidate from ...

Spoon River Poetry Review

The Spoon River Poetry Review fund was established in 1991 to provide support, including publication review expenses and the annual Lucia Getsi/Spoon River poetry reading, for the Spoon River Poetry Review published through the Illinois State University Publications Unit.

Taimi Ranta Childrens Literature Scholarship

The Taimi Ranta Childrens Literature Scholarship endowment was established in 1996 in memory of Professor Taimi Maria Ranta. The scholarship is awarded to a full-time or part-time junior, senior, or graduate student majoring in English focusing on children's or adolescent literature. In addition to scholarships, funds may be used to provide ...

Tom Kuster Creative Writing Award

The Tom Kuster Creative Writing Award endowment was established in 1998 by Richard and Marilyn Kuster in memory of their son. The award is given to a full-time or part-time junior, senior, or graduate student majoring in a program within the English department.

William Morgan Poetry Award

The William Morgan Poetry Award was established in 2003 by William Morgan. The award is normally given annually to an undergraduate English major who demonstrates excellence in both the writing of original poetry and in the scholarly and critical study of poetry. The award is also normally given annually to a master's or Ph.D. candidate in ...

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