Awards, Scholarships, and Grants

Opportunities for Current Undergraduate and Graduate Students

The Department of English at Iowa State University provides several monetary awards to students each year. These awards, some granted directly by the department and others made possible through the generous donations of former students and faculty members, are intended to reward academic excellence and to provide financial assistance to students to enable them to continue or complete their educations.


Undergraduate Awards and Scholarships
Graduate Awards and Scholarships


Undergraduate Awards and Scholarships

 

For detailed descriptions and application requirements and instructions, please see the Undergraduate Awards and Scholarships page.  For any of these undergraduate awards and scholarships, visit https://www.financialaid.iastate.edu/scholarships/ to fill out the OneApp.  Once you have submitted the General portion of the application, look for these recommended opportunities to apply.  For questions, contact Mary Ullestad-Heneke, LAS Administration.

English Department Undergraduate Spring Awards

Each spring, applications are available for the various competitions. Committees of faculty serve as judges. These committees reserve the right not to make awards during years when either an insufficient number of applications is received or none of the entries is deemed exemplary.

  • Critical Writing Award

  • Cross-Disciplinary Linguistics Scholarship

  • Herta David Scholarships in English

  • Aubrey E. Galyon Scholarship

  • Freda Huncke Endowment Awards

  • Quentin G. Johnson Award

  • Will C. Jumper Scholarship

  • James and Rachel Lowrie Family Awards

  • Kurt Moody Creative Writing Award

  • Albert L. Walker Award

  • Pearl Hogrefe First-Year Student Scholarship in Creative Writing

  • Pearl Hogrefe Sophomore Scholarship in Creative Writing

  • Pearl Hogrefe Junior Scholarship in Creative Writing

  • Pearl Hogrefe Senior Scholarship in Creative Writing

  • Pamela Henry Lassahn Scholarship in Technical Writing

 

 

Graduate Awards, Scholarships, and Grants

 

For detailed descriptions, application requirements and instructions, and deadlines, please see the Graduate Awards, Scholarships, and Grants page.

English Department Graduate Spring Awards

Each spring, applications are available for the various competitions. Committees of faculty serve as judges. These committees reserve the right not to make awards during years when either an insufficient number of applications is received or none of the entries is deemed exemplary.

  • Paul L. and Carolyn Errington Award
  • Aubrey E. Galyon Scholarship
  • Pearl Hogrefe Grants in Creative Writing
  • Quentin G. Johnson Award
  • W. Paul Jones Scholarship
  • Albert L. Walker Award
  • Richard R. Wright Award

 

English Graduate Program Awards and Grants

  • Outstanding Service by a Graduate Student Award
  • Graduate Student Leadership Award
  • Graduate Student Research Grant Program

 

Graduate College Professional and Travel Awards

  • Research and Teaching Excellence Award (REA/TEA) Nominations
  • Professional Advancement Grants (PAG)

 

Additional Graduate College Awards: https://www.grad-college.iastate.edu/academics/awards/