The English Minter Summer Scholarship Program offers competitive research and travel grants to English majors for summer research and creative writing projects. Awards typically range from $750 to $3,000. As many as four scholars may be selected annually based on the merit of proposals and the feasibility for successful completion of research or creative writing projects. Minter Scholars will present the results of their projects in the form of a ten-page paper to the sponsoring faculty in the English Department and will be asked to write a summary of their research for the award donors in the fall semester. Note that papers may also be posted on the department website. Applications are typically due in March and reviewed by the Awards and Prizes Committee; awards will be announced by mid-April.
Recent awards have been granted for projects such as: travel to London to attend performances of Shakespeare’s History Cycle at the Royal Shakespeare Company; travel to archives in Miami and Washington, D.C., to pursue research related to relations between Cuba and U.S. in the literature of the Spanish-American War; European summer travel for study of interface between literature and politics; student participation in creative writing workshops with accredited institutions.
Majors who have completed English 200 and 300 by the time the scholarship begins are eligible to apply. In rare instances, non-majors with substantial course work in English (including 200 and 300) may receive awards. Ideally applicants will be juniors and will complete their proposed research during the summer before their senior year; however, application is not limited to juniors.
How to Apply
Applications should include:
Send your materials as a single pdf to firstname.lastname@example.org with "(current year) Minter Summer Scholarship Submission" in the subject line of the email.