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For new students (in-coming freshman) who have applied to financial aid and have declared English as their intended major:

The School of Writing, Literature, and Film Scholarship Committee solicits a selection of students from the above category who have higher GPA's and SAT scores (3.5 and above; 1600 and above) every spring term. These select students are invited to apply for the following scholarship via a returned cover letter and essay assignment. This is a merit based scholarship.

Sigurd H. Peterson Scholarship

  • $4,000 per year toward full in-state tuition and renewable for three years after the first by maintaining a GPA of 3.5 or better in the major and a GPA of 3.0 or better in the overall course of study.
  • Admittance to Oregon State University, invitation to apply, and completed application by April 4, 2014.


For current English majors

Any English major with full-time status, a GPA of at least 3.5 in English courses, and undergraduate standing for the 2014-2015 year is eligible to apply. Applications (available in Moreland 230) should be received by April 4, 2014.

Sigurd H. Peterson

Provides one year's resident tuition for an English major who will be a Junior or Senior in 2014-2015.

Mary Holaday Murray

Provides $1000 for a 2014-2015 Sophomore, Junior, or Senior of exceptional academic promise.

Raleigh Clare Dickinson

Provides $1000 for an English major of any class-standing, 2014-2015 undergraduate.

Bernard Malamud Scholarship

Provides $1,000 for the 2014-2015 academic year for a Sophomore, Junior, or Senior English major who has demonstrated superior progress.

Mary Jo Bailey

Provides $500 for a woman undergraduate English major in 2014-2015.

Contact Info

Writing, Literature, & Film 238 Moreland Hall 541.737.3244
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