English Department

At a Glance: Scholarship Information

Andrews Foundation Research Award: One or more awards to students in the Master of Arts Program in the literature concentration to support the completion of their thesis.  Students who wish to be considered for an award must submit a prospectus for their thesis project with a cover letter announcing their intention to compete for an award.  The prospectus should be no longer than five pages and should describe the thesis, offer a rationale for its undertaking, explain how the study relates to current activities in the relevant field, and specify any distinctive features of the project or the resources it will utilize. Students should also submit one letter of recommendation from one of the three readers of their thesis.  The prospectus will be read by the Committee on Graduate Studies, who will also review each applicant’s graduate record.  Awards will be made on the basis of the probable quality of the completed thesis and on the likelihood of its being completed within a year of the receipt of the Award.  Competition usually announced late February or early March, with awards announced early May.

Leonard Trawick Scholarship in Creative Writing: An award given to a graduate student in creative writing on the basis of artistic and academic merit.  A faculty committee selects the recipient in March/April and the winner is announced in early May. 

Neal Chandler Creative Writing Enhancement Award:  Award given to a promising undergraduate student in the Creative Writing Program as determined by the Department Chair of the English Department and a selection committee.

Cleveland Arts Prize:  Award recipient  determined by the English  Department’s Committee on Instruction based on the following criteria: 1.  student who receives the Prize must be a current English undergraduate major specializing in literature and/or creative writing; 2.  the student must show financial need; 3.  the student must have graduated from a secondary school in the Greater Cleveland Metropolitan Area; 4.  the student must show academic promise.

Plain Dealer Writing Contest: Awards for outstanding paper in First Year Writing, undergraduate or graduate classes.  The Plain Dealer Writing Contest is sponsored by the English Department as a way of recognizing good expository writing as an aspect of student achievement.  Essays or research papers are nominated by instructors and then evaluated by a committee of  English professors.  Entries are evaluated each year in March, and awards are announced in early May.

V. Richard Gulbenkian Prize:  Prize to honor undergraduate excellence in English.  Recipient must have exhibited excellence in English as determined by the faculty and chair of the Englsh Department.

Donald W. Miller Scholarship:  Established to provide scholarship for junior or senior year English majors at Cleveland State University who have demonstrated financial need and academic potential.  A faculty and staff committee shall select awardees.  The recipient of the Donald W. Miller scholarship will have demonstrated academic achievement, proven financial need, and shown great promise for successfully completing the degree.

Creative Writing Contests: Approximately $10,000 in tuition scholarships will be awarded each spring semester to winners of the Cleveland State University Student Creative Writing Contest.  All students who are currently enrolled at CSU (undergraduate, graduate, and NEOFMA students who have CSU as their gateway) are eligible to enter and receive award funds.


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Mailing Address
Department of English
College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
Cleveland State University
2121 Euclid Ave., RT 1815
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214
Campus Location
Rhodes Tower 1815
1860 E. 22nd Street
Stephanie E. Nunley
Phone: 216.687.3951
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