Department of English Scholarships Application
The Department of English Scholarships Committee invites you to apply for the following
scholarships specifically designated for English majors.
Applications must be received by March 1.
Arlie E. Herron Scholarship
To be awarded to a full-time junior, senior, or graduate English major with at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA and a minimum 3.0 GPA in the major. This scholarship was established in 1999 by UTC Professors Verbie Provost and Fran Bender to honor Prof. Emeritus Arlie Herron who served the English Department, UTC, and the Chattanooga Community for 39 years as a member of the UTC faculty.
Sally B. Young Scholarship
To be awarded to a full or part-time junior, senior or graduate English major with at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA and a minimum 3.5 GPA in the major. This scholarship was established in 2001 by Larry Young to memorialize his wife, UTC English Professor, Sally Burton Young.
Chuck Pierce Scholarship
To be awarded to a full-time English major, including graduate students, returning to UTC after an absence of at least one year (please indicate this circumstance in your letter of interest), with at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA in the last UTC semester and a 3.25 GPA in the major. Charles “Chuck” Pierce was the son of UTC Alumni and active university volunteers Charles and Rickie Pierce, who established this scholarship to honor the memory of their son who passed away prematurely at age 31.
Robert W. and Beatrice R. Anderson Scholarship
To be awarded to a full or part-time, English major with at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA and a minimum 3.5 GPA in the major. This scholarship was established in 2002 by John R. Anderson, Class of 1978 and past Alumni Council president and trustee of the University of Chattanooga Foundation, in honor of his parents Robert W. and Beatrice R. Anderson.
William Thomas and Louise Morris Garrison Scholarship
To be awarded to a full or part time undergraduate English major who has demonstrated successful academic performance and/or financial need. This scholarship was established in 2002 by David Garrison and Donna Barger to honor David’s parents and Donna’s in-laws, William Thomas Garrison and Louise Morris Garrison, who throughout their lives believed in and valued the insights and opportunities provided by a university education, especially for children from working class backgrounds.
Dr. Margaret N. Kelley Scholarship
To be awarded to a graduate student majoring in English. This scholarship was established in 2007 by Ronald D. and Janet Kelley Jobe in honor of their mother-in-law and mother who worked in the Development Office and as a Vice Chancellor for Advancement at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga from 1983 until her retirement in 2007.
Phanorack James Daniel Chapman Memorial Endowed English Scholarship
To be awarded to a rising senior English major enrolled at UTC who is interested in becoming a teacher. This scholarship was established in 2016 by Phatanie, Gregory, and Rebecca Chapman. Preference will be given to those with financial need.
*The following scholarships are awarded through the Creative Writing Awards page.
The Authors and Artists Scholarship in Creative Writing
LETTER OF INTEREST: Please email as an attachment with a signature and date a letter of about 500 words discussing your interest in pursuing creative writing and describing the extent of your financial need. Preferences will be given to those whose letters reflect their intellectual curiosity and passions, and not merely their professional goals. Then again, you might describe the kinds of courses, texts, or intellectual problems that inspire you to do your best work and explain what it is about them that so engages you. In describing your financial need, be sure to emphasize the sort of contributing factors that might not be apparent to the English Department Scholarships Committee from a glance at your financial aid records and to be as specific as possible in describing how a scholarship award would encourage or advance your scholarly development.
ENTRIES: Submissions should be 5 pages of poetry or prose, saved as a PDF file.
The Thelma Styles Igou Poetry Scholarship
To be awarded to students who have been accepted for admission or are enrolled at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. The student given this Award shall have demonstrated excellence in the writing of poetry. All other qualifications and considerations being equal, it is the Donor’s preference that consideration for these awards be given to students demonstrating financial need.