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Awards & Scholarships

English

R. C. Simonini Memorial Award

  • English major demonstrating outstanding ability in student teaching

Marian Camper Fuller Scholarship

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  • Rising senior
  • Resident of Virginia and a graduate of a Virginia high school
  • Must maintain a 3.2 GPA

Nell Anderson Sprague Freshman Composition Award

  • Student who has written the best essay in Freshmen composition

Mary Clay Hiner Scholarship

  • Rising junior or senior who has a cumulative GPA of 3.0

Maria Bristow Starke Scholarship

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  • Full-time junior or senior
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and minimum 3.0 in all English courses
  • English major desiring to teach English or pursue career in writing
  • Involved in college activities
  • Selected into various honoraries

Rosemary Sprague Memorial Scholarship

  • Full-time undergraduate student
  • Majoring in English or intends to major in English
  • Minimum GPA 3.0
  • May be renewed providing individual is enrolled in minimum of 12 credit hours each semester and maintains a 3.0 GPA
  • Should go to incoming freshman, when available

Rosemary Sprague Quasi-Endowment

  • Substantial annual award
  • Renewable
  • May be awarded to an incoming freshman

G. G. Wade English Education Loan/Scholarship

  • Signs a contract in which recipient agrees to teach for each year that the scholarship is received
  • If the recipient doesn't teach English following graduation or terminates the teaching contract prior to completing the contractual agreement, the remainder of the scholarship becomes a loan and will be repaid in full.
  • Should go to incoming freshman, when available

Susan H. May Book Award

  • English major, junior or senior, with a growing appreciation of literature and a maturing ability to write about texts
  • Faculty members submitting nominations for this award should forward a copy of the student's essay to the Awards Committee

William L. Frank Book Award

  • English major at any level who has written an outstanding research paper
  • Faculty members submitting nominations for this award should forward a copy of the student's essay to the Awards Committee

Camilla C. Tinnell & Helen B. Tinnell Award

  • One full-time enrolled rising junior and senior, two awards per year
  • Must be an English major desiring to teach
  • Must have a 3.0 overall GPA and 3.2 GPA in major
 

Modern Languages

Draper-Barksdale Award

  • For students participating in study-abroad programs
  • Each year the award is split evenly between a MOLA major with a concentration in French and a student with a concentration in Spanish.

Ruth Jennings Adams Patton Scholarship

  • Virginia residents accepted for admission as freshmen at Longwood University
  • Majoring in Modern Languages
  • Special preference will be given to student concentrating in French
  • Should go to incoming freshman, when available

Ilma Von Schilling Scholarship

  • Modern languages major who has established an excellent record of academic achievement.
  • Should go to incoming freshman, when possible

French, German, & Spanish Book Awards

  • Faculty members submitting nominations for this award should forward a copy of the student's essay to the Awards Committee
  • German award is supplied by the German government

Elizabeth Garrett Rountrey Scholarship

  • Full-time enrolled undergraduate
  • Awarded to incoming freshman who demonstrates outstanding potential
  • Must be majoring in modern languages with a concentration in French, German, Spanish, or ESL.

Maria Silveira Scholarship

  • This scholarship is in honor of Dr. Maria Silveira, who served as professor of Spanish from 1964 until her retirement in 1992. The scholarship was established by virtue of gifts from the donor, her family, friends and alumni of Longwood University for the purpose of attracting outstanding Spanish majors.
  • The recipient shall be a modern language major who intends to obtain a degree in Spanish.
 

The Department of English and Modern Languages honors its most exceptional majors at a scholarships and awards banquet held every spring.

Incoming freshmen who would like to apply for the Rosemary Sprague Memorial Scholarship, the Rosemary Sprague Quasi-Endowment, the G. G. Wade English Education Loan/Scholarship, the Ruth Jennings Adams Patton Scholarship, the Ilma Von Schilling Scholarship, the Maria Milian Silveira Scholarship, or the Elizabeth Garrett Rountrey Scholarship should submit a writing sample, one letter of recommendation from a high school English or foreign language teacher, and a cover letter to the following address:

Chair, Awards Committee
Department of English and Modern Languages
Longwood University
201 High Street
Farmville, VA 23909

Applications will be reviewed during the spring and summer each year. Contact the Department of English and Modern Languages awards committee chair for more information.