Undergraduate Scholarships

Information about the Madeline and Joseph Wolfolk Thomas, Harry L. and Cecilia H. Smith, and Mary Phyllis Riedley Scholarships, which are awarded annually to undergraduate English Majors for the completion of the English B.A. degree program.

The Madeline and Joseph Wolfolk Thomas, Harry L. and Cecilia H. Smith, and Mary Phyllis Riedley Scholarships are awarded annually to undergraduate English Majors for the completion of the English B.A. degree program.

Madeline and Joseph Wolfolk Thomas Scholarship

This award can be used toward tuition, room and board. (Pending funding availability)

Available to: The Thomas Scholarship is awarded annually to English majors on a competitive basis and is purely merit-based scholarship.

  • The competition is open to all approved English majors who have completed more than 70 hours at the time of application.
  • The English majors should have completed at least 9 hours of English beyond English 102 at U of L by the end of the semester of application.
  • Applicants should have an overall grade-point average of 3.3 or higher.

An announcement and application is e-mailed to all English majors early in the spring semester. Information and application materials may also be obtained from the Department of English or web site. The winner is selected by the English Department Undergraduate Committee.

Undergraduate Scholarship Application

Deadline: March 29, 2019

Harry L. and Cecilia H. Smith Scholarship

This award can be used toward tuition, room and board. (Pending funding availability)

Available to: The Smith Scholarship is awarded annually to English majors on a competitive basis and is partly need-based and partly merit-based scholarship.

  • The competition is open to all approved English majors who have completed more than 70 hours at the time of application.
  • The English majors should have completed at least 9 hours of English beyond English 102 at U of L by the end of the semester of application.
  • Applicants should have an overall grade-point average of 3.3 or higher.

An announcement and application is e-mailed to all English majors early in the spring semester. Information and application materials may also be obtained from the Department of English or web site. The winner is selected by the English Department Undergraduate Committee.

Undergraduate Scholarship Application

Deadline: March 29, 2019

Mary Phyllis Riedley Scholarship

Two awards will be given. One will cover a full year of tuition, room and board. The other will approximately cover a half year of tuition, room and board. (Pending funding availability)

Available to: The Riedley Scholarship is awarded annually to English majors on a competitive basis and is partly need-based and partly merit-based scholarship.

  • The competition is open to all approved English majors who have completed more than 70 hours at the time of application.
  • The English majors should have completed at least 9 hours of English beyond English 102 at U of L by the end of the semester of application.
  • Applicants should have an overall grade-point average of 3.3 or higher.

An announcement and application is e-mailed to all English majors early in the spring semester. Information and application materials may also be obtained from the Department of English or web site. The winner is selected by the English Department Undergraduate Committee.

Undergraduate Scholarship Application

Deadline: March 29, 2019

Fred Bornhauser Scholarship

This award can be used toward tuition, room and board. (Pending funding availability)

Available to: The Bornhauser Scholarship is awarded to students pursuing a degree in English and to foster teaching, learning and scholarship in classical British and American literature.

  • The competition is open to all approved English majors who have completed more than 70 hours at the time of application.
  • The English majors should have completed at least 9 hours of English beyond English 102 at U of L by the end of the semester of application.
  • Applicants should have an overall grade-point average of 3.3 or higher.

An announcement and application is e-mailed to all English majors early in the spring semester. Information and application materials may also be obtained from the Department of English or web site. The winner is selected by the English Department Undergraduate Committee.

Undergraduate Scholarship Application

Deadline: March 29, 2019