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Welcome to the Department of English and Philosophy at the University of Central Missouri. We appreciate your interest in our department and encourage you to use the links in the left column to locate information regarding our areas of study.
Our web site is a great information resource for current and prospective students, as well as parents, faculty, staff, community members, and friends. For more information, please contact our department at 660-543-4425.
ENGLISH AND PHILOSOPHY
APPLICATIONS DUE BY
MARCH 1ST 2017
Q. Why should I apply?
The department has a number of awards and scholarships that it can award to students based on various accomplishments. The benefit of receiving one of these honors is often not so much in the money awarded but in the recognition of your achievement. That said, there is money attached to each award—generally somewhere between $100 and $1000. Prospective graduate schools and employers look for such signs of achievement on your resume. If you think you might possibly be qualified for an award or scholarship, apply for it. Apply for as many as you are eligible for. Your chances may be better than you think.
Q: How do I apply?
On the internet! The English and Philosophy Department will be processing its scholarships through the MoCents system. To sign up for the system, go to www.ucmo.edu/mocents and click “Sign Up”. You can then use the MoCents system to apply for all scholarships for which you are qualified.
If you have any trouble navigating the system, come see Dr. Johnson in Martin 336F, or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here if you need instructions in filling out the new online application.
Q: What scholarships are available? What are the qualifications?
The Department of English and Philosophy offers nine scholarships for eligible students majoring in English at UCM. You can apply for all of these scholarships through the MoCents system. Winners will be announced at the Department of English & Philosophy/Sigma Tau Delta Spring Awards Ceremony on April 16. Here is a list of all the scholarships offered, and the relevant qualifications.
1) The Elbert J & Elizabeth T. Barnes Scholarship is awarded to a full-time undergraduate or graduate student in good academic standing who is pursuing an English degree. Applicants must be worthy, deserving, of good moral character, and able to demonstrate financial need.
2) The Hazel D. Book Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a full-time junior or senior English education student with a minimum 3.5 GPA in the major. Applicants must demonstrate good character, leadership, and service.
3) The June Reeker Conley Memorial Scholarship in English is awarded to a B.S.E. major who has completed a minimum of 15 hours in English with a cumulative GPA in English of 3.0. Applicants must be English majors who demonstrate promise and merit in the teaching of English and creative writing.
4) The Mary Frances Dick Hayden Scholarship is awarded to a full-time student in good standing, demonstrating financial need, pursing a degree in English or Library Science, and having a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better.
5) The Kinkead Scholarship is awarded to a full-time junior, senior, or graduate student pursuing a degree in English with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in all course work and a 3.25 in English courses. Applicants must show promise of leadership and service.
6) The Charles Francis Martin and Maude Williams Martin Memorial Scholarship in English is awarded to a senior or graduate student majoring in English who has completed a minimum of 15 hours in English with a cumulative GPA in English of 3.0. Applicants must demonstrate promise and merit in the teaching of English and/or writing.
7) The Mary Ruth Scott Scholarship in English is awarded to a junior or senior student majoring in English with a minimum GPA in English of 2.85. Applicants must have been admitted to the teacher education program.
8) The Catherine Titus Memorial Scholarship in English is awarded to a junior or senior student who has completed a minimum of 15 hours in English with a cumulative GPA in English of 3.0. Applicants must be of good moral character and show promise of leadership and academic ability in the field of English. Preference is given to Honors Program students and members of Sigma Tau Delta, the English Honor Society.
9) The Dr. Robert G. and Sarah W. Schwartz Scholarship in English is given to a full or part-time undergraduate or graduate student in good academic standing pursuing a degree in English. The recipient must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and must demonstrate financial need.
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