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Awards and Scholarships

The Gladys K. Brown Award

Awarded to the graduating senior majoring in English with the highest GPA in UALR English courses (sophomore-level or higher; transfer hours not included). The student must have been enrolled at UALR for at least 60 hours and must have taken at least 18 hours of upper-level UALR English courses. Ties are broken on the basis of (1) greater number of UALR English hours completed, and (2) greater number of UALR hours completed, in that order of priority.

The Richard Stanley Cooper Literary Award

Awarded to the student submitting the best literary effort during the current academic year, as determined by the creative writing faculty.

The Alma K. Dougherty Award

Awarded to a student demonstrating a high degree of creative writing talent who is pursuing a degree in English with a heavy creative writing emphasis. The student must be carrying a minimum of six hours and must be of sophomore, junior, or senior standing. The student must also have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Selection is based on the merits of the student’s creative writing projects throughout the year, as determined by the creative writing faculty. This award includes a scholarship of variable amount for the following fall semester.

The Marilyn Keys Award

Awarded to a junior or first-semester (nongraduating) senior English major with the highest GPA in upper level (3000 and higher) English department courses who has taken at least 21 upper level hours toward the major, at least 18 of which are UALR (nontransfer) English department courses. Ties are broken on the basis of (1) greater number of UALR English hours completed, and (2) greater number of UALR hours completed, in that order of priority. The award includes a stipend of $200.

The Ruth Lovett Booker Scholarship

Awarded to a full- or part-time student majoring in English. Selection is based on academic accomplishment, and only sophomore, junior and senior students are eligible to apply. Applicants also submit an original written composition demonstrating their ability to communicate. This scholarship is a variable amount applied to the recipients student account. Booker Application Form (PDF)

The Roslyn L. Knutson English Award

Awarded to a full- or part-time student majoring in English. Selection is based on academic accomplishment and financial need, and preference will be given to junior and senior students. The award will provide assistance for any education related expenses, including but not limited to books, tuition, fees and room and board.

Martha Sawrie Stephenson Endowed Scholarship

Awarded to a full-time or part-time student who is enrolled in a minimum of six hours. The recipient must have a declared major in English, History, or Political Science. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA no lower than 2.5 and no higher than 3.5. Because the scholarship is renewable, it shall not be revoked if the student’s GPA exceeds 3.5 in subsequent years. All things being equal, extreme financial need shall be the determining factor in the selection process. Stephenson Application Form (PDF)

Additional Scholarships

Donaghey Scholars Program

UALR Scholarships

Academic Achievement Scholarship, Academic Merit Scholarship, Academic Excellence Scholarship, Academic Distinction Scholarship, Chancellor’s Leadership Corp (CLC), Shelby Breedlove Transfer Scholarship

Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship

Sigma Tau Delta Scholarships (for members)

Updated 3.3.2011