Scholarships for Literature Majors

Do you love books and want a career, such as librarian or literature professor, that allows you to be around your literary heroes? Then you might consider pursuing a degree in literature. If so, you can apply for many scholarships that are available to students like you. Many such awards are granted by colleges and universities offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs in literature. Some of these scholarships require candidates to submit an essay on a literary topic. Community foundations, writers' organizations and nonprofit organizations are other sources of scholarships for literature majors. These, too, are often in the form of essay competitions with specific words lengths and prompts. Other scholarships might require writing samples as well as a personal essay. The eligibility for privately funded scholarships varies and might include a minimum GPA (typically 3.0 or higher), financial need, letters of recommendation and academic achievement. The list below has more information about the scholarships you can apply for as a literature major.

Showing 1-20 of 25 scholarships
View Details Kelsey Harris Writing Scholarship The Kelsey Wynne Harris Foundation
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Writing|
  • Residence: Live in |United States| as an |U.S. resident|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|
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The scholarship is a one-time award given to the winner of the writing contest. Applicants must be graduating High School Seniors intending to pursue a career in writing.
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 4.0
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  • 35,000
  • 1 award
  • October 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Art History|History|American Studies|Political Science|Literature|Music History|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Doctoral-level study|
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Post-Dissertation Fellowship at the American Antiquarian Society offers the Hench Post-Dissertation Fellowship. The scholarship is provided to scholars who are no more than three years beyond receipt of the doctorate. The program aims to provide the recipient with time and resources to extend research and/or to revise the dissertation for publication. The awardee will receive a $35,000 twelve-month stipend.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 2.0
View Details Alice Parsons Davis Memorial Scholarship Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • Apr-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Major: Study |History|English|Journalism|Creative Writing|
  • School (K-12): |Parkside High School, Salisbury, MD|
  • School (College): |Two-year|Four-year|Accredited College or University|
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This scholarship fund was established to benefit a graduating senior from Parkside High School planning to attend accredited four-year college or university, or accredited two-year institution. Applicants must be pursuing a degree in English, Creative Writing, or Journalism or History.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 4.5
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  • 1,000 - 4,000
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Major: Study |Music|Writing|
  • School (K-12): |Santa Ana Unified School District, CA|Laguna Beach Unified School District, Orange County, CA|Santa Ana Unified School District, Orange County, CA|Laguna Beach Unified School District, CA|
  • School (College): |US Accredited College or University|Accredited College or University|
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Robert C. and Lillian DuSoe Scholarship provides an educational fund of $1,000 to $4,000. The program aims to support graduating high school students of Laguna Beach Unified School District and Santa Ana Unified School District. The applicants must demonstrate an interest in and a marked aptitude for writing or music.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 4.0
View Details SAGE Scholarship Fund Ventura County Community Foundation
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  • 1,500 - 2,000
  • 10 awards
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |English|Language|Journalism|Creative Writing|
  • Residence: Live in |Ventura, CA|
  • School (College): Attend an |University|Four-year|Community College|College|
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This scholarship is awarded to deserving students who are graduating from any high school in Ventura County and enrolling in an accredited 4-year college or university or an accredited community college. Though the scholarship is open to applicants majoring in any field, preference in the selection process will be given to those majoring in English, Journalism, Creative Writing, and other language arts. Applicants also be a resident of Ventura County and must demonstrate excellent scholarship, initiative, good citizenship and excellent writing skills.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.5
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  • 5,000
  • 1 award
  • Dec-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |History|Anthropology|Women's Studies|Art|Ethnic/cultural studies|English|Geography|Labor Studies|Literature|Sociology|Urban Studies|Communications|
  • Residence: Live in |California|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Graduate Student|Master's-level study|Doctoral-level study|
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The Henning Graduate Fellowship in Labor Culture and History was created by The Fund for Labor Culture and History. This fellowship supports innovative study of the philosophies, identities, problems, and the expressive cultures of working people in the U.S.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.5
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  • 600
  • 1 award
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |Engineering|Creative Writing|
  • School (K-12): |High School|
  • Residence: Live in |Ventura, CA|
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The Parker M. and Virginia Howell Scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior from a high school in the city of Ventura. Applicant must be enrolling at an accredited community college or 4-year college or university or an enrolled Ventura College student who will continue at Ventura College or transfer to another accredited community college or 4-year college or university.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.5
View Details Ingebord Crede Memorial Scholarship Fund Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties
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  • 1,000 - 7,500
  • 1 award
  • Feb-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |History|English Literature|Secondary Education|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Martin, FL|
  • Residence: Live in |Palm Beach, FL|
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The scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to graduating seniors of any Palm Beach or Martin County high school who are top 15 percent of class and have military family background, and who are planning to pursue a study in secondary education, English literature or history at an accredited vocational school, two or four-year college or university.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.0
View Details Ladies Literary Club Scholarship Grand Rapids Community Foundation
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  • 500 - 5,000
  • 1 award
  • Apr-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Literature|
  • Residence: Live in |Michigan|Kent, MI|Ottawa, MI|Muskegon, MI|Allegan, MI|Montcalm, MI|Barry, MI|
  • School (College): |Accredited College or University|
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This scholarship was established to benefit students pursuing study in Literary Arts at any accredited Michigan college or university. Applicants must be a resident of Kent, Ottawa, Muskegon, Allegan, Montcalm or Barry County and demonstrate financial need.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 4.5
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  • 500 - 2,500
  • 1 award
  • April 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Engineering|Education|Music|Literature|Physical Sciences|Life Sciences|Computer Engineering|Classical Music|Religious Music|Rehabilitation|
  • Citizenship: |U.S. Citizen|Naturalized U.S. Citizen|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Graduate Student|College|
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The American Foundation for the Blind offers different kinds of scholarship to students who are legally blind or visually impaired
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 5.0
View Details NJCL Latin Honor Society Scholarship National Junior Classical League
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  • 2,000
  • 1 award
  • Jun-15-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Classics|Latin|Greek|
  • Organization: National Junior Classical League (Professional Organization)|NJCL Latin Honor Society (Professional Organization)
  • Career: Pursue a career in |Teaching|
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The NJCL Latin Honor Society Scholarship is awarded to a student member of National Junior Classical League. Applicants must be major in classics, Latin, Greek and planning in teaching.
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 4.0
View Details The R.L. Gillette Scholarship American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)
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  • 1,000
  • 2 awards
  • April 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Music|Literature|
  • Disability: |Legally Blind|
  • Citizenship: |U.S. Citizen|Naturalized U.S. Citizen|
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The R.L. Gillette Scholarship is awarded to a female student who is enrolled in a 4-year undergraduate degree program in literature or music. Applicants must be legally blind
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 4.5
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  • n/a
  • 20 awards
  • November 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |History|Anthropology|Political Science|Law|Philosophy|Economics|Literature|Sociology|Psychology|Literary Criticism|Linguistics|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Doctoral-level study|
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The Fellowships at the Institute for Advanced Study is awarded to doctoral student major in economics, political science, law, psychology, sociology and anthropology.
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 1.0
View Details Harry and Arlene Bohr Memorial Scholarship Fund Blackford County Community Foundation
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |English|Journalism|Creative Writing|Composition|Writing|
  • School (K-12): |Blackford High School, Hartford City, IN|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|
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This scholarship was established by Arlene and Harry J. Bohr, the writer of Teenage Hobos published in 1998 to supports a student pursuing a post-secondary education in the field of journalism, creative writing, composition, English, or other field related to writing.
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 4.0
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  • n/a
  • 40 awards
  • October 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Art History|Philosophy|Environmental Science|English Literature|Asian Studies|Theology|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Post-doctoral level study|
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Fellowship offered by The National Humanities Center to individuals with PhD or equivalent scholarly credentials.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 2.0
View Details National Latin Exam Scholarships National Junior Classical League
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  • 1,000
  • 20 awards
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Classics|Latin|Greek|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|
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The National Latin Exam Scholarships is awarded to students earning a Gold medal on the National Latin Exam. Applicants must take at least one year of Latin or classical Greek in college.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.0
View Details Lawrence A. Sanders Scholarship Fund for Creative Writing Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • Feb-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |Creative Writing|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Martin, FL|
  • Residence: Live in |Palm Beach, FL|
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This scholarship is given to graduating senior from any Palm Beach or Martin County high school who will pursue a career in creative writing and will attend an accredited vocational school, two or four-year college or university.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.0
View Details Sheldon?Matthew?Smith?Memorial?Scholarship Daviess County Community Foundation
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  • 250
  • 2 awards
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Literature|Computer Graphics|Web Design|Computer Programming|Computer Game Design|Computer Art Design|Computer Animation|
  • School (K-12): |Washington?High?School, Washington, (IN)|Washington?Catholic?High?School, Washington, (IN)|
  • School (College): |Two-year|Four-year|Accredited College|Accredited Vocational School|
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The Sheldon?Matthew?Smith?Memorial?Scholarship is awarded to graduating?high school seniors?of?Washington?High?School?and?Washington?Catholic?High?School. Applicants must be pursuing major in literature,?computer?graphics,?computer?game?design,?computer?art?design,?computer?animation,?computer?programming,?or?web?design
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.5
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • May-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |English Literature|Drama|Teaching|Speech Arts|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Jackson, IA|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College freshman|High school|
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This scholarship is available to high school senior and college freshman from Jackson County who intend to pursue a major in English Literature, Drama or Speech Arts in preparation for teaching.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.5
View Details Gerrit R. Ludwig Scholarship Fund Hawaii Community Foundation
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |Fine Arts|Classics|
  • School (K-12): |East Hawaii public high school|Hilo, Hi|Honokaa, HI|Kau, HI|Keaau, HI|Laupahoehoe, HI|Pahoa, HI|Waiakea, HI|Hawaii Academy of Arts and Science, Pahoa, HI|
  • Residence: Live in |United States|Hawaii|
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The Gerrit R. Ludwig Scholarship Fund is awarded to undergraduate or graduate student with minimum 2.5 GPA. Applicants must be pursuing major in Fine Arts and Classics.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.5
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