Awards/Scholarships

Clara M. Clendenen Memorial Scholarship

For rising sophomores, juniors, or seniors from Western Clinton County, especially Noyes Township, with first preference to English majors from western Clinton County, second preference to English majors from Clinton County, and third preference to any major from western Clinton County, with demonstrated financial need. Total amount currently available is up to $5,000. For an application, contact the chair of the Department of English (Raub 303).

Recent winners include:

  • 2010-11 Rachel Mazza and Sarah Flowers
  • 2011-2012 Lindsey Shaffer and Danielle Darwin
  • 2012-13 Taylor Curry
  • 2013-14 Brittani Kline and Morgan Bittner

Isabel Winner Miller Award in Creative Writing

An annual award endowed by Isabel Winner Miller of Lock Haven, author of Old Town. The award is presented to a rising junior or senior Lock Haven University student who has demonstrated outstanding ability in creative writing. The amount of the award varies with annual interest on the endowment principal and usually yields up to $125. For an application, contact the chair of the Department of English (Raub 303).

Recent winners include:

  • 2010-11 Rachel Mazza and Sarah Flowers
  • 2011-12 Caitlin Chciuk
  • 2012-13 no applicants
  • 2013-14 Amanda Burris and Ryan Rose

The Dorothy and Franklin Vaughn English Scholarship

The Dorothy and Franklin Vaughn English Scholarship is endowed by the Vaughns, emeriti faculty members, who devoted most of their professional lives to the English Department at Lock Haven University. The award is given to a rising senior Liberal Arts, English B.A. or Secondary Education--English major. Recipients are selected on the basis of academic success, extra-curricular activities related to English, special accomplishments, and devotion to the discipline. Total amount available for the Scholarship is up to $250. For an application, contact the chair of the Department of English (Raub 303).

Recent winners include:

  • 2010-11 Sarah Flowers
  • 2011-12 Kelsey Rippey
  • 2012-13 Alyssa J. Davis and Sarah Eckrich
  • 2013-14 Kimberly Bargar and Ryan Rose

The Dr. K. B. Rao Memorial Scholarship

An award given to a rising sophomore or junior English major with a G.P.A. of 3.0. The amount of the award varies with annual interest on the endowment principal and usually yields up to $250. For an application, contact the chair of the Department of English (Raub 303).

Recent winners include: 

  • 2010-11 Taylor Potts
  • 2011-12 Loren Appolonia
  • 2012-13 Bianca Hoffman
  • 2013-14 Sierra Aichner

The L.R. & M.E. Gocella Family Scholarship

For students in good academic standing seeking teacher certification in English.

Recent winners include:

  • 2010-11  Renee Dougherty
  • 2011-12  Alyssa J. Davis and Bianca Hoffman
  • 2012-13 Jessica Fisher and Loren Appolonia
  • 2013-14 Carly Heider and Kara Frantz

Outstanding Major

Each year the English Department selects one or more students as the Outstanding English Majors.

Recent winners include:

  • 2010-11 Kyle Brett and Adam Russo
  • 2011-12 Kyle Brett and Kelsey Rippey
  • 2012-13 Alyssa J. Davis and Loren Appolonia
  • 2013-14 Bianca Hoffman and Ryan Rose

For more information on available scholarships, click here

 

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