Departmental Undergraduate Scholarships
Each spring the English Department awards several undergraduate scholarships. For these competitively-selected awards, students submit application materials, including a sample of critical writing, which were reviewed by a committee of faculty members.

The next call for applications will be announced in February 2017, with a deadline for applications in late March.

 The Ruth B. Skretting-Bertschi Scholarship:
The Skretting-Bertschi Scholarship is an award of $1,000 given to outstanding undergraduate students in English. This fund was established in 2006 in support of a scholarship in English in memory of Ruth B. Skretting-Bertschi, an alumna of the English department.

2015 Awardee – Jack Ceschin

2016 Awardees — Jack Ceschin, Lauren Lisak, Grace O’Neill, Madison Rose Williams

The Elizabeth Babbitt Memorial Scholarship:
The Babbitt Scholarship was established in 1972 by the family of Elizabeth Babbitt, an alumna of the English Department. Competitively selected awards of $1,000 are granted annually, with preference given to English majors in their first two years of undergraduate study who have demonstrated financial need.

2015 Awardees –Kristiana Perleberg, Bryce Stevenson

2016 Awardees — Esmé Barniskis, Kathryn Skjoldager

Robert Jones Scholarship:
This award of $1,000 was established in 1993 in memory of a longtime member of the department and specialist in African-American Literature. Awards are given to English majors, with at least junior year status, who have both a high GPA and demonstrated financial need, with preference given to African-American students.

2015 Awardees – Armani Bolden, Jade Schauf

For additional information, please contact the Department Chair, Mark Netzloff (