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. Papers may also be posted on the department website.
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:
Complete proposals should be emailed as a single PDF file to Linda Evans and will be reviewed by the Awards and Prizes Committee. Applications are typically due in March; awards will be announced by mid-April.