Financial Aid for Students
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As a new or returning student, you may be eligible for financial assistance through two English Department Scholarships. To apply, you must:

(1.) submit a JSU Scholarship Application to the Office of Student Financial Services;
(2.) submit to the English Department the application materials listed for each scholarship.

For the application form, go to "Scholarships Application and Listing." Submit the completed form to Student Financial Services by March 1; it may be submitted online.

Writing Scholarships

If you have high interest in writing and can demonstrate genuine aptitude as a writer, you may want to apply for one of the full-tuition, one-year scholarships for freshmen. To apply, submit:

  • a letter of application
  • a recommendation from one of your writing teachers
  • a typed sample of fiction, poetry, and/or expository writing (but no research papers, please)
  • other evidence of your writing abilities such as awards in writing programs or contests

To:

Jacksonville State University
Attn: Dr. Bill Hug, Department of English
700 Pelham Road North
Jacksonville AL 36265-1602

Calvert Scholarship

If you have chosen to become an English major, you may compete for a coveted full-tuition Calvert Scholarship. Named for a former head of the English Department, the Calvert Scholarship is given to a junior or senior English major based on overall academic performance, excellence in English Courses, and ability in scholarly writing pertinent to the field of English.

To apply, submit

  • a letter of application
  • an official transcript of all undergraduate course work
  • two letters of recommendation
  • a writing sample (minimum of 500 words on a topic pertinent to the English major)

To:

Jacksonville State University
Attn: Dr. Bill Hug, Department of English
700 Pelham Road North
Jacksonville AL 36265-1602

(Application material may also be hand delivered to Dr. Hug, Stone Center, Room 109.)

Application deadline is March 1st. Finalists will be interviewed by the Calvert Scholarship Committee.

For further queries on Writing Scholarships, contact Bill Hug

Want to Know More about English at JSU?

  • Write: Department Head, Department of English, Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville AL 36265-1602
  • Visit: Room 215 Stone Center, the English Departmental Office on the JSU campus
  • Call: 256-782-5411
  • Majors Advisor: Dr. Teresa Reed, treed@jsu.edu