MARY HOLADAY MURRAY SCHOLARSHIPS for Current English Majors
Provides one $1000 and one $500 award for the 2020-2021 academic year for a Sophomore, Junior, or Senior English major. Applicants must be English Majors with full-time status and have a G.P.A. of at least 3.5 in English Courses.
Amanda Armas earned a Mary Holaday Murray Scholarship for the 2019-20 school year. She reminds us of the true value of these scholarships, writing, "As a second year in the program, I still feel like I have so much more growth to accomplish. I always struggle with feelings of inferiority - someone else is a better, harder worker than I am; someone else deserves a scholarship, not me. But the professors and staff in SWLF are so amazingly, wonderfully supportive, and I couldn't ask for better role models to advocate for me. I feel so incredibly blessed that each professor I've asked to fill out applications for me has been eager and willing. And if they don't have the time, they still encourage me so well. For me, that's my favorite part about being awarded scholarships - I definitely appreciate the financial aid, but it's more important to me that my teachers even view me as a student worthy of such an award. And they've all had a hand in making me worthy of them, as well. I truly love this program and the staff!"