2021-22 scholarship applications are due April 9th, 2021.

Click here to download information about next year's awards as well as the application materials.

Please email applications to swlf.mainoffice@oregonstate.edu.

The School of Writing, Literature, and Film at Oregon State University recognizes the challenges that students face in paying for their college education.  To offset some of these costs, we have actively pursued donors for tuition scholarships for as many students as possible, and you can find information about these awards below.  The application deadline for these awards is typically mid-April.

We have also instituted a 4-year graduation guarantee to ensure that our students graduate into successful careers in a timely fashion.

We encourage all interested applicants to consult the Oregon State Financial Aid website: https://financialaid.oregonstate.edu/application-and-processing

Many of our students have found jobs at Oregon State through the Office of Human Resources: https://hr.oregonstate.edu/student-employment.

We are also committed to keeping textbook costs for our courses low, and when possible, we have participated in the Open Textbook Initiative at Oregon State.

SIGURD H. PETERSON SCHOLARSHIPS for Incoming Freshmen

The Peterson Scholarship provides $5,000 a year for up to four years for a high-achieving incoming freshman who intends to major in English. The recipient must maintain a 3.5 GPA in the English major and a 3.0 GPA in their general course of study. Multiple scholarships may be awarded.

Please contact Steve Kunert for information on applying for this scholarship.

MARY HOLADAY MURRAY SCHOLARSHIPS for Current English Majors

Provides a $1,500 award for the 2021-2022 academic year for three 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.

The 2020-21 recipeints are Kali Bridges and Joshua Stickrod.

RALEIGH CLARE DICKINSON SCHOLARSHIP for Current English Majors

Provides a $1,000 award for a Sophomore, Junior, or Senior English major for the 2021-2022 academic year. Applicants must be English Majors with full-time status and have a G.P.A. of at least 3.5 in English courses.

Brogan Ayers was the winner of this award for 2020-21.

INTERNAL SIGURD H. PETERSON SCHOLARSHIPS for Current English Majors

Provides one-time award of $5,000 for a rising Junior or Senior English major for the 2021-22 academic year. Multiple scholarships may be awarded.

The 2020-21 award winners are Kara Traffas and Joseph Cavanagh.

IRWIN C. HARRIS LEGACY SCHOLARSHIP IN JOURNALISM

Provides a $1,200 award for a Sophomore, Junior, or Senior English major or Writing, Applied Journalism, or Film Studies minor during the 2021-2022 academic year. Applicants must have shown interest in Journalism and be involved in student media or student government activities. Applicants must submit a published or unpublished piece of journalistic writing and two recommendations from professors, editors, or student-government officials. Applications and recommendations are due on or before April 9, 2021.

The 2020-21 Harris Legacy Scholarship winner is Adriana Gutierrez.

For instructions on applying for these scholarships, please contact our English advisor, Steve Kunert:

https://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/users/steven-kunert