COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS

Scholarships

Liberal Arts Scholarship

 

 

Students who meet the following requirements are eligible for consideration for a Liberal Arts Scholarship:

  • Students must major in one of the disciplines within the College of Liberal Arts. The student must remain in the College of Liberal Arts while receiving the scholarship. Transferring to another discipline outside of Liberal Arts will automatically cancel the scholarship.
  • Students must have a high school or college GPA of 3.00 or better. Students must maintain this average while on a Liberal Arts Scholarship.
  • Students must submit an official grade transcript from high school or college.
  • Student must complete an application form, available from the Office of the Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts in GTM 104.
  • Students must submit a one to two page letter that shows the student’s need for this scholarship. Applicants must also attach the appropriate and most recent tax return.

Students must have a letter of recommendation from a faculty member who has taught the student within the last year. If the applicant is an entering freshman, the letter must be from a high school teacher who taught the student in the student’s senior year.

The scholarship deadline is during the month of May. Please check with GTM 104 for the specific day of the month.

Rhodes Scholarship

Rhodes Scholars must meet four standards:

  • literary and scholastic attainments;
  • energy to use one’s talents to the full, as exemplified by fondness for and success in sports;
  • truth, courage, devotion to duty, sympathy for and protection of the weak, kindliness, unselfishness and fellowship;
  • moral force of character and instincts to lead, and to take an interest in one’s fellow beings.

Underlying these standards is the aim that Scholars be physically, intellectually, and morally capable of leadership. Scholars are expected to play an influential part in the betterment of society, wherever their careers might lead them.

George J. Mitchell Scholarship

The US-Ireland Alliance sponsors a competitive, national scholarship for graduate study by American citizens between the ages of 18 and 30 at institutions of higher learning on the island of Ireland. Named to honor the former U.S. Senator’s pivotal contribution to the Northern Ireland peace process, the George J. Mitchell Scholarships are intended to familiarize and connect the next generation of American leadership with the island of Ireland.

These Scholarships support one year of graduate study in any discipline offered at an institution of higher learning in Ireland or Northern Ireland. Scholars must be enrolled in a degree or certificate program offered at the institution. The Mitchell Scholarship provides tuition, housing, a living expenses stipend, and international travel. Normally, 12 Scholarships are awarded each year. Mitchell Scholars must exhibit superior levels of academic achievement, leadership, and community service.

Marshall Scholarship

Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a graduate degree in the United Kingdom. Up to 40 Scholars are selected each year to study at graduate level at a UK institution in any field of study.

As future leaders with a lasting understanding of British society, Marshall Scholars strengthen the enduring relationship between the British and American people, their governments and their institutions. Marshall Scholars are talented, independent, and wide-ranging, and their time as Scholars enhances their intellectual and personal growth. Their engagement with Britain through its best academic programs contributes to their success.

Contact

Associate Dean of Liberal Arts
Phone: 318.257.2660

Scholarships for English Majors

Thanks to generous donations from alumni and families, the English Department offers five scholarships for English majors at various levels of study.  Scholarship application forms are available in the School of Literature and Language office in G. T. Madison Hall, Room 236 and by email msroach@latech.edu.  The criteria and due dates for each are provided below:

Dorothy Melton Scholarship in English

The Melton scholarship shall be awarded to one or two students per academic year in the range of $350-$1,050 and distributed on a quarterly basis (Fall/Winter/Spring).

Criteria:

  • The recipient must be a junior, senior, or graduate student majoring in English
  • The recipient must maintain a 3.2 GPA
  • The recipient must remain a full-time student while holding the scholarship

Application Deadline:  May 1
Award Decision:  September 1

To apply, complete the scholarship form, and a personal statement (2-4 paragraphs, 250-500 words).

Clairece Harp Lyles Endowed Scholarship

The Lyles Endowed scholarship shall be awarded to one or two students per academic year up to  $750 and distributed on a quarterly basis (Fall/Winter/Spring).

Criteria:

  • The recipient must be a continuing freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior English major
  • The recipient must maintain a 3.0 GPA
  • The recipient must remain a full-time student while holding the scholarship

Application Deadline:  May 1

Award Decision: September 1

To apply, complete the scholarship form, and a personal statement (250-500 words).

The Zack and Cynthia Blanchard Scholarship for Studies in English

This scholarship will award approximately $800 for the academic year. Be sure to put the scholarship name on the form. Students may apply for more than one scholarship if eligible.

Criteria:

  • The recipient must be an undergraduate or graduate student majoring in English
  • The recipient must maintain a 3.0 GPA
  • The recipient must remain a full-time student while holding the scholarship (8 hours minimum for undergraduates; 6 hours minimum for graduates)
  • Student must demonstrate financial need for the scholarship

Application Deadline:  May 1

Award Decision: September 1

Anna Prothro Creative Writing Scholarship

The Anna Prothro Creative Writing Scholarship ($4000) will be awarded for one student per academic year and is distributed on a quarterly basis (Fall/Winter/Spring).  The recipient must be a continuing freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior English major with a creative writing concentration or interest.

Criteria:

  • The recipient must show promise in a genre of creative writing and have a goal of becoming a recognized Southern author
  • The recipient must maintain a 3.5 GPA
  • The recipient must remain a full-time student during the time the scholarship is held.

Application Deadline:  May

Award Decision: September 1

To apply, complete the English scholarship form, write a personal statement (2-4 paragraphs of 250-500 words) describing your creative writing experience and goals, and provide a writing sample (5-25 pages of poetry, fiction, drama, and/or creative non-fiction) from the last two years.

Mary Alice Posey Garrett English Scholarship

The Mary Alice Posey Garrett English Scholarship will award one or more students per academic year $400-$1,000 for study abroad.

Criteria:

  • The recipient must be a transfer student, continuing freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior English major, or a graduate student in English.
  • The recipient must maintain a 3.0 GPA at the end of the academic year
  • The recipient should show promise of classroom teacher of English
  • The recipient must remain a full-time student during the time they hold the scholarship

Application Deadline: March 1

Award Decision: May 1

School of Communication

Theatre Scholarships

Students who would like to apply for a Department of Theatre scholarship, however, must either audition or interview. Contact Director of Recruiting Paul B. Crook at 318.257.2062 or via email at pcrook@latech.edu to schedule your appointment.

Actors auditioning for the graduate program, scholarships, or graduate assistantships should provide a headshot, resume, and prepare two contrasting monologues. Each monologue should be approximately 60 seconds long. Musical Theatre students who would like to sing may substitute 16 bars of a song in place of the second monologue. Auditionees should bring recorded accompaniment on a laptop, tablet, phone, or mp3 players.

Designers, managers, administrators, and directors interviewing for the graduate program, scholarships, or graduate assistantships should provide a resume, headshots, and portfolio of your work. The portfolio can be hard-copy or electronic.

Professional Aviation Scholarships

There are a number of scholarships available to aviation students. Because of the frequent changes in the scholarship offerings, it is best to check with the Professional Aviation office regarding the current availability. The following is a partial list of some of the current industry scholarships.

Additional information can be found at Financial Aid.