Scholarships and Prizes

Thanks to generous donors, the Department of English, Linguistics, and Communication annually awards approximately $20,000 in the form of ten scholarships, most typically given to junior and senior declared majors. Students should complete applications for all scholarships, including ELC Department ones, using UMW’s Online Scholarship Manager system by April 1 to be considered for awards made to be applied to the following academic year. Details are available at    

Additionally, the department awards several prizes each academic year, in recognition of overall academic excellence, distinction in creative writing, and service to the department.


Minority students are strongly encouraged to apply for the Department’s scholarships and prizes.


Information on all scholarships in ELC is available here.

Information on all prizes in ELC is available here.