Undergraduate Scholarships

Ernest S. Clifton Memorial Scholarship (Amount varies)

  • This one-year scholarship is open to all undergraduate English majors, including incoming freshmen, and is based on academic performance in English courses, overall academic performance, and cover letter describing any honors and activities (both academic and non academic) that show your high level of responsibility and commitment to literary studies and/or writing. Letter should include specific examples. 

Arthur Sampley Memorial Scholarship (Amount varies)

  • This one-year scholarship is open to all junior and senior English majors with at least one semester of work completed at UNT. The award is based on excellence in an original piece of fiction, poetry, drama, or in a personal essay.

English Department Scholarship (Amount varies)

  • This one-year scholarship is open to all junior and senior English majors with at least one semester of work completed at UNT. The award is based on academic performance in college English courses, overall academic performance, and cover letter describing any honors and activities (both academic and non academic) that show your high level of responsibility and commitment to literary studies and/or writing. Letter should include specific examples.

Mary E. Whitten Scholarship (Amount varies)

  • This one-year scholarship is open to all undergraduate English majors who are native Texans.  The award is based on overall academic performance and cover letter describing any honors and activities (both academic and non academic) that show your high level of responsibility and commitment to literary studies and/or writing. Letter should include specific examples.

Imogene Bentley Dickey Mohat Scholarship (Amount varies)

  • This one-year scholarship is open to all undergraduate English majors. The award is based on overall academic performance and cover letter describing any honors and activities (both academic and non academic) that show your high level of responsibility and commitment to literary studies and/or writing. Letter should include specific examples. Recipient must be registered for at least 15 semester hours at the time any part of the scholarship is received.

Mary Patchell Scholarships (Amount varies)

  • These are one-year scholarships for undergraduate English majors. These scholarships require a minimum of 3.5 for English courses, with a minimum of 12 completed hours (or the equivalent) of college English courses and cover letter describing any honors and activities (both academic and non academic) that show your high level of responsibility and  commitment to literary studies and/or writing. Letter should include specific examples. Recipient must be registered for at least 15 semester hours at the time any part of the scholarship is received.

Burlage Family Scholarship (Amount varies)

  • This one-year scholarship is open to all undergraduate English majors. The award is based on overall academic performance and cover letter describing any honors and activities (both academic and non academic) that show your high level of responsibility and commitment to literary studies and/or writing. Letter should include specific examples. Recipient must be registered for at least 15 semester hours at the time any part of the scholarship is received.

Veta Watson Percy Scholarship ($1,000)

  • This one-semester scholarship is open to undergraduate English majors who can demonstrate financial need. This scholarship requires a minimum GPA of3.0, a minimum enrollment of 12 hours, and demonstration of financial need by submission of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (or successor applicable document) to the University, and qualification for financial aid.
  • Note: Students already receiving financial aid should submit documentation of that aid.