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Literature Lover Scholarship

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1 winner$500
Application Deadline
Nov 15, 2022
Winners Announced
Dec 15, 2022
Education Level
Recent scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Education Level:

English majors carry so much potential and opportunity in our society. 

Those with an English degree can move on to become writers, editors, journalists, teachers, and librarians. These careers help our society to function and deliver news and knowledge to many people. To award a deserving English major, the Literature Lover Scholarship will help a student pursue their dreams so they can go on to share their skills and knowledge with the world. The work of English majors can be seen all around us, as their work and dedication makes a difference. Therefore, they should receive the financial assistance they need to pursue their passion.

Students of any education level are eligible to apply if they are majoring in English. To apply, write about why you are passionate about English and literature.

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Need, Boldest Profile
Published August 16, 2022
Essay Topic

Why are you passionate about English composition and literature?

400–600 words

Winning Application

Angela Fantone
Weber State UniversityOgden, UT
A world without words is hardly a world at all. I believe that when words are written, they hold power to sway the human mind and fuel the imaginations that will change society. When I discovered words' power to spark the fires of imagination, I knew that I wanted to study English literature. My fifth-grade Reading class had just read "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Magician's Nephew", and I always consider it to be the first book that made me fall in love with reading in the first place. It was my pathway to discovering that scholarship about reading and writing existed, I knew what my pursuit in life would be. I am passionate about English composition and literature because I know that people who hone the skills of precise language and comprehension become catalysts for change. It is through reading, writing, and composition that ideas are spread and communicated among people. It is how the world becomes more connected. I am passionate about English composition and literature because I want to become a part of the scholarly conversations regarding what I have been most passionate about since childhood. I am passionate about English composition and literature because the eleven-year-old girl who read "The Magician's Nephew" for the first time finally found something worth falling in love with. I am currently a master's degree student at Weber State University, having completed my bachelor's degree at Brigham Young University-Hawai'i. To no one's surprise, I studied English literature. I am still studying English literature. This is going to be my life-long pursuit. The most beautiful thing about this passion I found is that I can share it with others. I mentioned that I took up English because I fell in love with reading. But as my studies have progressed, I have found even more joy in building communities with others of a similar caliber. Our common love of reading and writing has become our support system, and I want that common love to benefit others. Aside from wanting to earn a doctorate in my field, I also want to provide publication avenues for underrepresented voices in academia- especially in literature. I want to teach the next generation of writers and scholars, conduct my own research, and even create academic and creative journals for those who feel like they don't have a space to get their writing out there. Why do I love English literature and composition? Because I'm writing a story for the whole world to read and helping others find the space to write theirs.


When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Nov 15, 2022. Winners will be announced on Dec 15, 2022.

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