English Department Scholarships

The major English Department scholarships are awarded each spring for the following year. The department also runs the Shapiro Essay Revision Contest, traditionally in February, and the Shapiro Writing Competition every March. English Majors are also eligible for College of LLSS humanities scholarships; these are listed under “Scholarships and Awards” on the LLSS Current Students page.

Brand Scholarship

The Jeanette Nuneviller Brand Memorial Scholarship for English Majors consists of four awards of $4000 each for the academic year 2017-2018.

This year’s deadline for submitting proposals is April 14, 2017.

All declared English majors are eligible if they are full-time students and have between 24 and 88 university credits earned. Exceptions can be made for students with more than 88 credits if they are likely to require more than one year to complete the English major. Candidates with a demonstrated interest in teaching, writing, the teaching of writing, or drama will receive preference.
Interested students should submit the following:

  • Cover page with your name, email address, telephone number, and address
  • A letter of interest describing your academic experiences, strengths and goals
  • An essay, of between 5 and 10 pages of academic or creative writing
  • A degree audit report.

Send complete application, via email attachment to sara.lundquist@utoledo.edu
or via US Mail to:
Nuneviller Brand Memorial Scholarship
c/o Professor Sara Lundquist
Department of English Language and Literature MS 126
The University of Toledo, Toledo, OH 43606
deliver in person to the English Department, 1500 Memorial Field House

A graduate of the University of Toledo, Jeanette Nuneviller Brand taught English at DeVilbiss High School, where she served as English Department Chair and Assistant Principal. A scholarship fund to benefit students in the English Department at UT was established in her memory by her husband, Robert E. Brand.

Shapiro Senior Scholarship

Five scholarships of $4000 and one of $8000 are awarded to senior students who are English department majors with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Students will apply for this scholarship in the spring of their junior year. Awards shall be made by the Shapiro Scholarship Selection Committee and announced by letter. The award shall be used toward paying tuition and other academic fees.

Deadline for submission of application materials:
April 14, 2017

Applications must include:

1. Application form
2. A writing sample (a substantial paper on a literary or linguistics subject or a substantial creative piece)
3. One letter of recommendation from a UT English professor. Letter may be included with the application materials, or sent directly to the address below.

Send or bring application form and supporting materials to:

Dr. Sara Lundquist, Chair
Department of English
University of Toledo
Field House 1500, MS# 126
Toledo OH 43606

For more information, please call 530-2318.

Students are also urged to apply for LLSS Humanities Scholarships; more information about them is available on this page (see particularly the Block, Southworth, and Humanities scholarships linked from that page).

Funding for professional travel
English majors can apply for funding to offset the cost of travel to refereed, competitive scholarly conferences of an academic nature. See the application form for details. The form should be submitted to the Shapiro Endowment Committee, care of Marlene Wenrick in the department office.