English Department Scholarships

Deadline for application:  2:00 p.m. on the last day of February.
Submit completed application and writing samples to Dawn Meyer, 05-151.
(click to view a printable version of Scholarship Announcement)

To honor outstanding students in English and to remember excellent teachers of English, the English Department at GCC has established a variety of scholarships of $250.00 each.

All applicants must be enrolled in a GCC English course during the current academic year.  Students wishing to apply for these awards must ask their English teacher for a recommendation on an English Department Scholarship form and must supply their teacher with two samples of their finest writing.  Applications are available from the department secretary in 05-151 or by clicking on the links below.

All decisions on awards will be made by the GCC English Department Scholarship Committee and will be final.  Writing samples submitted will be returned to the student via the student's English instructor.  Scholarship winners will be notified by mail.  Winners will be required to successfully complete the spring semester in order to receive their check


The Bowyer Memorial Award
  (Application Form)

In honor of Dr. Dolores Bowyer, an outstanding English teacher at both GCC and Phoenix College over a period of ten years, faculty members and friends set up the Dolores Bowyer Memorial Scholarship Fund.  This scholarship is given to a GCC student whose writing has been chosen for its high level of proficiency.

Kitts Memorial Scholarship  (Application Form)

This award has been established in memory of Flo Kitts, who taught in the English Department at GCC and at Phoenix College and was chairperson of English at Glendale from 1967-1972.  The Kitts Award is presented to an outstanding literature student. Application Form

English Department Memorial Scholarship  (Application Form)

  This award is presented to a superior English or Secondary Education major, with a Specialization in English, who has accumulated at least 12 semester hours in English at GCC with at least a 3.5 GPA in English classes. Application Form

English Department Creative Writing Scholarship   (Application Form)

These awards (there are three of them this year) are presented to deserving GCC writers who are enrolled in a creative writing class during the current academic school year.  

Patrick Haas Memorial Scholarship    (Application Form)

This award is named in memory of Patrick Haas, GCC English teacher. All applicants must be enrolled in a GCC English course during the current academic year.  Students wishing to apply for this award must ask their English teacher for a recommendation on an English Department Scholarship form and must submit a 150-250 word paragraph entitled “Pursuing My Dream.” The winning paragraph will demonstrate a clear topic sentence, an organized body, and specific detail. Applications are available from the department secretary in 05-151 or linked above.

All decisions on awards will be made by the GCC English Department Scholarship Committee and will be final.  Writing samples submitted will be returned to the student via the student's English instructor.  Scholarship winners will be notified by mail.

This award is presented to a student who meets the following criteria:

  • Registered in or has passed ENG081/ESL087, ENG091/ESL097, RDG071, RDG081 or RDG091

  • Motivated student determined to meet their goals in English/Reading

  • Nominated by English professor

  • Submit 150-250 word essay entitled “Pursuing My Dream”

Amount:  $500 to be awarded every Spring

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