The English Literature department offers a wide range of opportunities and events outside the classroom to support our students’ development and aspirations.
Student Summer Support for Writing, Research, and Internships
The English department supports deep student engagement in critical and creative writing and in developing work experience in a variety of fields. Most specifically, we offer two scholarship opportunities for summer work:
- The Morrell-Potter Summer Scholarship supports writers of poetry, fiction, and occasionally creative non-fiction, enabling them to focus on their writing full-time for a summer.
- The Snyder-Potter Summer Stipend in Literary Criticism supports students in summer learning experiences related to their course-work in the English major. These experiences may involve independent research projects or work with faculty on research of mutual interest; students may also request support for unpaid internships in areas relevant to their studies and/or their future plans.
Support for Student-Initiated Events
The department has a small fund available for co-sponsoring events initiated by students and other departments. To apply for funding support, please complete the English Literature Event Support Request form. Applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis each semester.
Travel and Conference Funds
The department has a small fund available to support student travel to conferences or other professional development opportunities. For consideration, please complete the English Literature Travel/Conference Funding Request form. Applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis each semester.