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Sigma Tau Delta Scholarships and Academic Awards

Annually, Sigma Tau Delta offers a variety of scholarship and academic awards valued at up to $6,000 each. Because these scholarship opportunities are offered exclusively to Sigma Tau Delta members, those members who take the time to submit a carefully put-together application obviously have a significantly increased chance of receiving an award and completing the application process is excellent practice for those planning to attend graduate school or apply for a job. Applications are judged based on academics and service, as well as on the quality of writing in essays or statements that are required for the scholarships.

Sigma Tau Delta uses the AwardSpring platform for the application process. Please use the AwardSpring link to apply for the scholarships, academic awards, and grants listed below. Through the application you will be able to submit required materials, and request recommendation letters.

But before you apply, make sure to check out our resources for Tips for Creating a Winning ApplicationFour Things You Need to Know About AwardSpring, and our FAQs.

The spring application period is open March 1 through April 5, 2021, for the following opportunities:

Available Spring Scholarships and Awards:

Junior Scholarships
Senior Scholarships
William C. Johnson Distinguished Scholarship
Continuing Education Scholarship
P.C. Somerville Awards for Future Teachers
Scholarly Paper Awards for Undergraduate Students
Graduate Scholarships
Study Abroad Scholarship (applies to the 2021-2022 calendar year)
Summer Program Scholarship (applies to summer 2021)

LIT Research Grant

Lambda Iota Tau (LIT) Research Grants are designed to support individual members at the undergraduate or graduate level as they complete original research that furthers the goals of the Society. Grant money of up to $1,000, with up to $500 for runners-up, will support travel to and use of archives or collections important to their research. The winning applicants will demonstrate the relevance of the research to English and English-related fields and may also describe the effect on current coursework, future research, or career pursuits. Each applicant will identify goals, propose outcomes, and estimate specific costs for the research travel. Students may not request grant money for research supported by a previous LIT Research Grant. Any members interested in support for summer or study abroad programs would apply for those scholarships rather than for a LIT Research Grant.

Resources

Scholarship Overview
No More Dreary Nights of November: A Guide to Scholarship Applications
Simple Tips for a Stress-Free Scholarship Season
APPLY: Five Tips for Creating a Successful Scholarship Application
Don’t Fear the “No”: Applying for Scholarships
Hey, You! Graduate Student! Do You Want Some Scholarship Money?


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