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.
The spring application submission cycle will be open through April 10, for the following opportunities:
Available Spring Scholarships and Awards:
William C. Johnson Distinguished Scholarship
Continuing Education Scholarship
P.C. Somerville Awards for Future Teachers
Study Abroad Scholarship (applies to the 2023-2024 academic year)
Summer Program Scholarship (applies to summer 2023)
Scholarly Paper Awards for Undergraduate Students
Scholarly Paper Awards for Graduate Students
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.
NCTE Awards Administration Internship—Summer 2023
Sigma Tau Delta encourages undergraduate student members with interest in fiction and nonfiction literature, literary publications, publishing, and/or library sciences to apply for the NCTE Awards Administrator Internship.
The internship opportunity will be held over six weeks (15 hours per week) from early July through mid-August. The intern will work on various awards administration projects, including preparing programming for the prestigious NCTE children’s book awards, processing award submissions and preparing items for a pool of reviewers for NCTE’s Recognizing Excellence in Art and Literary Magazines (REALM) awards, and preparing materials for the fifteenth anniversary of the Early Career Educators of Color (ECEOC) Leadership Program. Additional projects requiring the curation of existing NCTE content to support current work in a specific topic area, such as nonfiction texts and/or intellectual freedom, may be included.
Sigma Tau Delta will award the NCTE intern a $300 stipend and NCTE will provide the intern with an additional $1,000 stipend.
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