Graduate Awards

Graduate Scholarships, Assistantships and Awards are granted through the Department of English include the following:


Creative Writing Scholarship and Sara-Jean McDowell Creative Writing Award

Plattus Teaching Award

Award Amount: Varies by year, generally $500.00.

Available to: All English Department GTAs who are currently teaching.

Submission Guidelines:

Deadline: February 15


Graduate Teaching Assistantships

Award Amount: PhD-Level GTAships: 12-month award, $20,000/year and tuition remission

MA-Level GTAships: 10-month award, $15,500/year and tuition remission

Available to: All Ph.D and M.A. applicants and continuing M.A. students not previously funded. This is a purely merit-based award.

Submission Guidelines: Complete the Graduate Teaching Assistantship Application (Link to PDF)Link Opens New Windowand submit it to the Graduate Program, Department of English.

Deadline: January 5


University Fellowships

Award Amount: Currently $20,000 annually plus tuition remission.

Available to: The Director of Graduate Studies nominates outstanding Ph.D. applicants for these university-wide awards.

Submission Guidelines: Applicants must have a completed GTA application and a completed admissions file by the deadline. No separate application is required.

Deadline: January 5