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.

College of Arts and Sciences, English
Supplemental Questions
  1. Please upload a personal statement (500 words max.) explaining how the award would help you fulfill your goals in the English department.
  2. You must arrange for one confidential letter of reference from any university or community college faculty member, though members of the UW English department are preferred. A faculty member is a professor or an instructor from whom you have taken a class. It is your duty to ensure that this letter is on file by the deadline. Please give the name and email of your reference.
  3. Upload a short writing sample representing critical or creative work you’ve completed in an English course.
  4. Attach an unofficial college transcript; PDFs and Word docs are recommended (for help, please visit http://www.uwyo.edu/registrar/degree_evaluations)