University of Mississippi

Financial Aid and Scholarships

The Department of English has a variety of funds that support prizes, awards, and scholarships for undergraduate students.

Visit The University of Mississippi College of Liberal Arts website for more information.

English Majors: Apply for these Awards!  DEADLINE: April 7, 2016

FOR RISING JUNIORS: The W. Alton Bryant Award
Mrs. W. Alton Bryant established the award in memory of her husband, a former member of the English Department and Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs. The award will be granted to a deserving English major who will begin her or his junior year of study in the fall semester. It provides $500 per semester for four semesters, as long as the recipient continues as an English major and maintains at least a 3.0 overall and a 3.0 in English courses. Applicants should submit their materials and address any questions about the application to Deborah Barker, Director of Undergraduate Studies: dbarker@olemiss.edu.

Application Requirements

  • Entering junior year in the fall of 2016
  • At least a 3.0 GPA overall and a 3.5 GPA in English courses at the time of application
  • One letter of recommendation from the English Department faculty or from Honors College faculty—emailed from the faculty member to Jason Solinger
  • All transcripts of college work as well as a list of courses you are currently taking
  • A writing sample in which you discuss a literary text (novel, short story, poem, or play).  Suggested length: 5-7 pages. This paper can have been written for a class.
  • Include on a cover sheet:  name, student number, campus or local address, home address with county, email address, and phone number
  • Applications and letters of recommendation can be sent vie email.
  • Due: April 7, 2016

For English Majors: Fayssoux Corneil Campbell Award
Julian Campbell created this scholarship on May 22, 1996 for his wife Fayssoux (a 1941 graduate) who died of kidney failure in 1995. Fayssoux was a Liberal Arts graduate. The English Department will award the Fayssoux Corneil Campbell Scholarship to a full-time undergraduate student who is majoring in English. Primary consideration will be given to students from Warren County, with secondary preference to students from Hinds County, and third preference to students from the State of Mississippi. The amount of the scholarship is $1000 for the academic year of 2016-17. Applicants should submit their materials Deborah Barker, Director of Undergraduate Studies: dbarker@olemiss.edu.

Application Requirements

  • At least a 3.0 GPA overall and a 3.5 GPA in English courses at the time of application
  • One letter of recommendation from the English Department faculty or from Honors College faculty—emailed from the faculty member to Jason Solinger
  • All transcripts of college work as well as a list of courses you are currently taking
  • A writing sample in which you discuss a literary text (novel, short story, poem, or play).  Suggested length: 5-7 pages. This paper can have been written for a class.
  • Include on a cover sheet:  name, student number, campus or local address, home address with county, email address, and phone number
  • Applications and letters of recommendation can be sent vie email.
  • Due: April 7, 2016

For English Majors: Virginia Morgan Scholarship
The recipient will be a full-time undergraduate English major and shall have acquired a GPA of at least 3.0 overall and a 3.5 in English courses at the time of application. The amount of the scholarship is $500 for the academic year of 2016-2017.

Application Requirements

  • A cover sheet:  name, email address, campus or local address and student ID number.
  • One letter of recommendation from the English Department faculty (sent from faculty member directly to dbarker@olemiss.edu).
  • A transcript of work done at Ole Miss and at any other colleges and a list of courses student is taking this semester
  • A writing sample in which the student discusses a literary text (novel, short story, poem, or play).  Suggested length: 3-5 pages. This paper can have been written for a class.
  • Please send applications to Dr. Deborah Barker, Undergraduate Studies Director (dbarker@olemiss.edu). Applications and letters of recommendation can be sent vie email.
  • Due: April 7, 2016