We encourage students to write in multiple genres,
to explore issues that matter to them.
As a result, we find a 40% publication rate
among our students."
—Professor Bill Gholson, former Department Chair
The English and Writing Program offers three merit-based scholarships for current students: the John Smith Burley Memorial Scholarship, the James K. Bowen Memorial Scholarship, and the Isabel Meyn Scholarship. We grant these scholarships to students who demonstrate progression towards exceptional fulfillment of English and Writing major requirements. You'll find applications and other important information at the SOU Financial Aid Scholarship website. There are numerous and varied scholarships there for both current and prospective students.