Dr. Celia Patterson
Phone: 620-235-4689 Fax: 620-235-4686
Annually, the English Department has approximately $15,000 of scholarship money available to assist English majors with the cost of attending Pittsburg State University. Unless otherwise specified below, all scholarship awards are automatically applied to a student's tuition. Also unless otherwise specified, Bachelor of Arts and English Education majors are equally eligible for all awards.
To be eligible for first consideration, all applications for English Department scholarships for the following academic year must be received no later than March 1.
Some scholarships require that students qualify for financial need. All students are urged to go to http://fafsa.ed.gov to complete the online application for determination of financial need eligibility.
Students must maintain their English major and continue to meet all other scholarship requirements to remain eligible to receive their awards.
To apply for scholarships online, interested students may go to the PSU Scholarships Home page.
For further information about department scholarships, please contact the English Department.
Below is a list of English Department scholarships with their qualifications
Inez Cunningham Junior transfer English majors from Kansas community colleges on the basis of scholarship, leadership, and potential. Tuition, books, dormitory lodging, food.
Winifred Sue Curfman English majors planning to teach.
English Alumni New freshmen, transfer, or continuing English majors on the basis of merit.
Charles and Dorothy Guardia New freshmen, transfer, or continuing Bachelor of Arts in English majors on the basis of merit.
Thelma B. Hays Continuing full-time English majors, minimum GPA of 2.5, and potential for leadership and service demonstrated while at Pittsburg State.
Thomas Hemmens-H. G. Roberts Foundation Continuing senior English Education majors with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Check written to student.
Marjorie McFarland Continuing English majors on the basis of merit. Alternate years.
Faye H. Meriwether New freshmen, transfers, or continuing English majors, preferably graduates of Columbus (KS) High School, on the basis of merit.
Rebecca Patterson-Emily Dickinson English majors doing meritorious work on the poems of Emily Dickinson. Tuition, and/or research expenses.
John Reed-H. G. Roberts Foundation Continuing senior Bachelor of Arts in English majors, minimum GPA of 3.0. Check written to student.
Lowell & Rosalia Ross Continuing English Education majors on the basis of merit, preference to students from Southeast Kansas, minimum GPA of 3.0.
George & Mary Schuiltz Continuing English majors, minimum GPA of 2.75, preferably from Southeast Kansas, showing financial need.
Walter Shear Junior or Senior English majors, minimum GPA of 3.0.
Jess and Joe Skubitz Continuing English majors from the 5th Congressional District (as of 1978), minimum GPA of 2.5, showing financial need.
Thomas & Audrey White New freshmen, transfers, or continuing English major, minimum GPA of 2.5.
Dr. Jennings Blackmon English majors with a GPA of 3.5.
For more information on the Department of English Scholarships, go to https://go.pittstate.edu/scholarship/dept/ENGL