Competitive Awards and Scholarships

In addition to the various scholarships and financial aid packages offered by the University, the English Department is able to offer a number of scholarships and awards:

Eugene Butler Creative Writing Award ($2,500)

Howell H. Gwin Scholarship ($1000 and $500)

William H. Magruder Memorial Scholarship ($1000)

Dr. Richard F. Patteson Endowed Scholarship In English

Helen W. Skelton Annual Scholarship ($1000)

The Ann Pittman Andrews Memorial Endowed Scholarship ($1000)

The Roger LeMoyne Dabbs Memorial Scholarship.

Lewis and Betty Nolan Book Award ($300)

Peyton Ward Williams Distinguished Writing Award

The Linda Brasher/Mary Ann Dazey Writing Award

The MSU Writing Contest

Graduate Assistantships

The English Department offers teaching assistantships to a large number of graduate students. Those selected have the opportunity to gain teaching experience in the department's composition classes and tutoring experience in the Writing Center. The department also offers editorial assistantships for work on The Mississippi Quarterly. Applicants for assistantships must be sure all their application materials are received by April 15, 2014.

Financial Aid

The University department of Student Financial Aid provides assistance for all eligible students.