Gain Valuable Work Experience with a Summer Internship Stipend

Summer internships offer students a unique opportunity: to gain practical, hands-on experience in a field, without detracting from schoolwork during the fall and spring semesters. Furthermore, many internship positions lead to post-graduation employment opportunities. Even if the company where you … Continue reading

Summer Internships: Fire and Ice

Imagine you’ve just spent the last four months searching for a publishing internship. You’re frustrated because you’ve written what feels like hundreds of cover letters and received nothing but negative news. You didn’t even get that Barnes & Noble job … Continue reading

Don’t Fear the “No”: Applying for Scholarships


I almost didn’t apply for any of Sigma Tau Delta’s scholarships last year. It’s a scary thing, putting yourself out there. But in the field of English, putting yourself out there and risking rejection is a part of life. Because … Continue reading

A Season of Giving: Scholarships, Awards, and Grants


We are in the throes of the holiday season, and for many of us, that means selecting the perfect gifts for friends and family members. We angle our way into lines on Black Friday or queue up virtually on Cyber … Continue reading

Hey, You! Graduate Student! Do You Want Some Scholarship Money?

Ah, graduate school—that magical time in your life when you devote so much of yourself to scholarship that rather than sleeping in your bed you tend to fall asleep on your keyboard instead (if, of course, your cat doesn’t get … Continue reading

With Mirth in Funeral: A Lesson from the Start of a P.C. Somerville Teacher’s Career

A small sampling of the delicacies my students will be devouring this year

Laura Williams Alpha Mu Gamma Chapter Rockhurst University Kansas City, MO It was a dark and rainy Thursday as I slogged my way up the steps of Bishop Ward High School. I pulled up the blinds in my room, revealing … Continue reading

Hot Damn and Academic Accolades

Micah Dean Hicks Rho Epsilon Chapter Florida State University Tallahassee, FL Winning a Sigma Tau Delta scholarship felt amazing. It also felt surreal. I remember hearing my name announced, and people clapped, and people looked at me, and I sort … Continue reading

Winning a Scholarship Allows You to Engage in Scholarship

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by Shannin Schroeder Chair, Scholarships and Academic Awards Committee Southern Arkansas University Scholarship. For professionals in academia, the word conjures concentrated study and writing, the serious work that defines us as scholars in our fields. For you as a student, … Continue reading

More Award Opportunities

Scholarships are not the only way for students and chapters to get recognition and funding. Sigma Tau Delta has many awards for qualified student members, Faculty Sponsors, and chapter activities. The application process is often quick and easy, and winning … Continue reading

November eNews now online!

The November eNews came out last night, jam packed with important information. In This eNews Issue Scholarship Deadline Extended to Nov. 5 Award/Grant Deadline Extended to Nov. 12 Convention Submissions Due Nov. 12 Volunteer to Evaluate Convention Papers New BWB … Continue reading