English Department Merit Award Application
The English department has several funds to reward student excellence in the form of merit awards. To apply for one of our merit awards, please complete the following application. The funds are listed below; the links take you to brief descriptions of the criteria for each award. Once you have completed the application, you will be considered for every award for which you are eligible.
Merit Awards General Tips:
1. Make sure to proofread your application and eliminate all known errors of style and diction. Put your best foot forward.
2. Ensure that your referee has a copy of your application and addresses its merits in the reference letter. General character references are not so helpful.
3. Quality is more impressive than quantity in selecting your writing sample. Likewise, a recent piece will likely mean more than one several years old.
If you have any questions about the application, please contact the English department at 766-6452 or Peter Parolin, chair of the awards committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org.