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Bennie Raine Scholarship
Sponsor: Oklahoma City Community Foundation
1000 North Broadway
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating from Moore High School in Oklahoma and attended the school for at least two years. Students must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0. Applicants must demonstrate positive student leadership. Students must plan to earn an English or journalism degree.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: December 16
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://occf.org/directory/

Bill Gove Scholarship
Sponsor: National Speakers Association
Attn: Scholarship Committee
1500 S. Priest Drive
Tempe, AZ 85281
Eligibility: Applicants must be full-time students majoring or minoring in speech. Selection is based on application, essay, recommendation and college transcript.

Amount: $5,000
Deadline: May 19
How to apply: Applications are available online or by written request.
Website: http://www.nsaspeaker.org/recognition/

Bree Elizabeth Miller Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Community Foundation of Henderson County
P.O. Box 1108
Hendersonville, NC 28793
Eligibility: Applicants must demonstrate financial need. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application. Students must submit an application detailing their employment history, volunteer experience, extracurricular involvement, academic performance and financial information.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: February 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.cfhcforever.org/scholarships

Buerkle Scholarship
Sponsor: Oregon Office of Student Access and Completion
1500 Valley River Drive
Suite 100
Eugene, OR 97401
Eligibility: Applicants must have a grade point average of at least 3.6; be attending or planning to attend a public or nonprofit college or university; and be majoring in English, journalism, physical education, music or math. Students must complete the FAFSA. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application and financial need, with preference given to students attending colleges in Oregon and nontraditional students or those returning after a considerable break.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://oregonstudentaid.gov/scholarships.aspx

Cavett Robert Scholarship
Sponsor: National Speakers Association
Attn: Scholarship Committee
1500 S. Priest Drive
Tempe, AZ 85281
Eligibility: Applicants must be full-time students majoring or minoring in speech. Selection is based on application, essay, recommendation and college transcript.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: Varies
How to apply: Applications are available online or by written request.
Website: http://www.nsaspeaker.org/recognition/

Davidson Fellows Scholarships
Sponsor: Davidson Institute for Talent Development
9665 Gateway Drive
Suite B
Reno, NV 89521
Eligibility: Applicants must be under the age of 18 and be able to attend the awards reception in Washington, DC. In addition to the monetary award, the institute will pay for travel and lodging expenses. Three nominator forms, three copies of a 15-minute DVD and additional materials are required.

Amount: $10,000-$50,000
Deadline: February 8
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.davidsongifted.org/

Doris (Chancey) Hale and Fred Hale Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Bixby Educational Endowment Foundation
109 N. Armstrong
Bixby, OK 74008
Eligibility: Applicants must be a Bixby High School student for at least two years, rank in the top 25% of the senior class and have a minimum 3.5 GPA. Students must also be a U.S. citizen, plan to attend an accredited college or university and plan to enroll as a full-time college student pursuing a degree in fine arts, history, literature or education. Applicants must supply a detailed description of high school activities and honors and community services, two letters of recommendation, an official transcript, a cover letter and an application form.

Amount: $1,250
Deadline: March 3
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://bixbyps.org/district/beef/scholarship/

Heinlein Society Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Heinlein Society
3553 Atlantic Avenue #341
Long Beach, CA 90807-5606
Eligibility: Applicants must be full-time undergraduate students at an accredited college. One scholarship is awarded to a woman majoring in engineering, math or physical sciences (physics/chemistry). Two scholarships are awarded to male or female students majoring in science fiction as literature. Students must submit a 500- to 1,000-word essay on one of the topics listed on the website.

Amount: $1,250
Deadline: May 15
How to apply: Applications are available online and must be submitted with a brief bio including future goals and the required essay.
Website: http://www.heinleinsociety.org/scholarship-program/

Hitched Wedding Scholarship
Sponsor: Hitched
Unit 7 Stanhope Gate
Stanhope Road
Chamberley, UK GU15 3DW
Eligibility: Applicants must be a high school senior, undergraduate or graduate student in Canada, the U.S. or the United Kingdom. Special consideration is given to students majoring in English/creative writing, journalism, fashion or design. Applicants must write a 600- to 800-word blog on a wedding topic.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: November 30
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.hitched.co.uk/wedding-scholarship/

Huntington Fellowships
Sponsor: Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, CA 91108
Eligibility: Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent or be doctoral candidates at the dissertation stage. Cover sheets, project descriptions, curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation are required.

Amount: $3,000
Deadline: November 15
How to apply: Application materials are described online.
Website: http://www.huntington.org

Huntington-British Academy Fellowships for Study in Great Britain
Sponsor: Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, CA 91108
Eligibility: Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent. Applicants must submit cover sheets, project descriptions, curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: November 15
How to apply: There is no application form, and application materials are described online.
Website: http://www.huntington.org

IFEC Scholarships Award
Sponsor: International Foodservice Editorial Council (IFEC)
P.O. Box 491
Hyde Park, NY 12538
Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled at a post-secondary, degree-granting educational institution and must demonstrate training, skill and interest in the foodservice industry and communication arts. Eligible majors from foodservice and communications areas include culinary arts, hotel/restaurant/hospitality management, dietetics, nutrition, food science/technology, journalism, public relations, mass communication, English, broadcast journalism, marketing, photography, graphic arts and related studies.

Amount: $1,500-$6,000
Deadline: March 15
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.ifeconline.com

ILA Jeanne S. Chall Research Fellowship
Sponsor: International Literacy Association
The Jeanne S. Chall Research Fellowship
Division of Research and Policy
P.O. Box 8139
Newark, DE 19714-8139
Eligibility: Applicants must be doctoral students planning or beginning their dissertation on one of the following topics in the field of reading: beginning reading, readability, reading difficulty, stages of reading development, the relation of vocabulary to reading and diagnosing and teaching adults with limited reading ability. Applicants must also be members of the International Literacy Association.

Amount: $5,000
Deadline: January 15
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://www.literacyworldwide.org/about-us/awards-grants

Iowa Scholarship for the Arts
Sponsor: Iowa Arts Council
600 E. Locust
Des Moines, IA 50319-0290
Eligibility: Applicants must be Iowa residents and graduating high school seniors and show proven artistic ability in dance, literature, music, theatre, traditional arts or visual arts. Students must be accepted full-time to an accredited Iowa college or university and must major in one of the aforementioned areas.

Amount: $1,500
Deadline: February 2
How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, two letters of recommendation and an essay are required.
Website: https://iowaculture.gov/arts

James D. Morrison Scholarship
Sponsor: Community Foundation of the Great River Bend
852 Middle Road
Suite 100
Bettendorf, IA 52722
Eligibility: Applicants must show academic excellence and good stewardship to their school or community.

Amount: $3,500
Deadline: February 15
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.cfgrb.org

Julianne Malveaux Scholarship
Sponsor: National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs Inc.
1806 New Hampshire Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20009-3298
Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled as sophomores or juniors at an accredited college or university and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Students may major in related fields such as public policy or creative writing.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.nanbpwc.org

Michael Jackson Scholarship
Sponsor: United Negro College Fund (UNCF)
1805 7th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
Eligibility: Applicants must be African American students at a UNCF member college or university majoring in communications, English or performing arts. Applicants must have a GPA of at least 3.0 and demonstrate financial need.

Amount: Up to $5,000
Deadline: Varies
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://scholarships.uncf.org/

Minnesota Academic Excellence Scholarship
Sponsor: Minnesota Office of Higher Education Services
1450 Energy Park Drive
Suite 350
Saint Paul, MN 55108-5227
Eligibility: Applicants must be Minnesota residents who have been admitted to a full-time program in an approved Minnesota college or university. Applicants must have demonstrated achievement in one of the following subjects: English or creative writing, fine arts, foreign language, math, science or social science.

Amount: Up to full tuition
Deadline: Varies
How to apply: For information about the status of this program, applicants should contact the schools they wish to attend.
Website: http://www.ohe.state.mn.us/

Norma Ross Walter Scholarship
Sponsor: Norma Ross Walter Scholarship Program
The Willa Cather Foundation
413 North Webster Street
Red Cloud, NE 68970
Eligibility: Applicants must be female high school seniors from Nebraska who intend to enter college as a first-year student and continue on to receive a major in English. Students must plan to attend an accredited college or university.

Amount: $1,250-$2,500
Deadline: January 31
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://www.willacather.org/learn/scholarships

Oratorical Contest Scholarship
Sponsor: American Legion - Nebraska
Department Headquarters
P.O. Box 5205
Lincoln, NE 68505
Eligibility: Students, current and under age twenty, must be current attendees or residents of the state where they are to participate in the contest. Students must compete at the local American Legion Post level. The winner will then move on to the district contest, with the winners advancing to the area competition. Four winners will move forward to the state finals each January. Winners will be awarded for each of these competitions, however the national scholarship awards will be awarded to the top three students in the final round of the national contest.

Amount: $1,500-$18,000
Deadline: Varies
How to apply: There is no application for this program.
Website: http://www.nebraskalegion.net

Patty Helland Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Wisconsin Dells Educational Foundation
P.O. Box 533
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
Eligibility: Applicants must plan to pursue a post-secondary liberal arts education with a focus on English. Students must submit an essay or poem demonstrating their interest and talent. Applicants must submit the local scholarship application form, a financial need statement, career plan, resume, transcripts and two letters of recommendation.

Amount: $250
Deadline: March 3
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.wdhsfoundation.org

PenSPRA Scholarship
Sponsor: Pennsylvania School Public Relations Association
Shelly Belcher, Communications Coordinator
Peters Township School District
631 East McMurray Road
McMurray, PA 15317
Eligibility: Applicants must be Pennsylvania public high school students with a 3.0 GPA who are pursuing a degree in communications or a related field such as public relations, journalism, English, advertising or graphic arts. Students must have been accepted to or applied to a college, university, technical school or other institution of higher learning. Applicants must live within one of PenSPRA's three regions (Eastern, Central and Western).

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: March 9
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.penspra.org/AwardsContests.aspx

Playwright Discovery Award
Sponsor: John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F Street NW
Washington, DC 20566
Eligibility: Applicants must be students in grades 6-12. Applicants are to create an original one-act script of less than 40 pages that documents the experience of living with a disability. Applicants themselves need not be disabled, but the script must address the issue. Selected scripts will be performed for middle school, high school and adult audiences. First and second place winners will have their plays performed at the JFK Performing Arts Center.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: Unknown
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://education.kennedy-center.org/education/vsa/programs/

Psi Iota Xi Omega Chapter Malpas Scholarship
Sponsor: Community Foundation of Boone County
102 N. Lebanon Street, Suite 200
Lebanon, IN 46052
Eligibility: Applicants must be a resident of Boone County, Indiana and rank in the top 30% of their graduating class. Students must have a 2.5 GPA or above. Applicants must major in art, literature, music or speech and hearing.

Amount: $500
Deadline: February 9
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://www.communityfoundationbc.org/scholarships/

Reader's Digest Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: United Negro College Fund (UNCF)
1805 7th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
Eligibility: Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and have unmet financial need that is verified by the college or university financial aid office. Students are encouraged to complete the UNCF General Scholarship application to be matched with scholarships for which they meet the criteria. Applicants must submit a published writing sample. Funds may be used for tuition, room and board, books or to repay a federal student loan.

Amount: $5,000
Deadline: Varies
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://scholarships.uncf.org/

Robert Bonniwell Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Oregon Office of Student Access and Completion
1500 Valley River Drive
Suite 100
Eugene, OR 97401
Eligibility: Applicants must be planning to attend public or nonprofit universities as English literature majors. Students must fill out the FAFSA prior to applying. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application; financial may be taken into account.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://oregonstudentaid.gov/scholarships.aspx

Robert C. and Lillian DuSoe Scholarship
Sponsor: Orange County Community Foundation
4041 MacArthur Boulevard
Suite 510
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Eligibility: Applicants must intend on enrolling full-time at an accredited educational institution. Students must have demonstrated aptitude in music or writing and unmet financial need. Applicants must submit an essay, current transcripts and two letters of recommendation.

Amount: $4,000
Deadline: March 15
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.oc-cf.org

Rome Prize Fellowship
Sponsor: American Academy in Rome
7 East 60 Street
New York, NY 10022
Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens at time of application. Previous recipients of Rome Prize are not eligible to reapply.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: November 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.aarome.org

Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship Program
Sponsor: Poetry Magazine
444 N. Michigan Avenue
Suite 1850
Chicago, IL 60611-4034
Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. residents between the ages of 21 and 31. They must be currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate students majoring in English or creative writing.

Amount: $25,800
Deadline: April 30
How to apply: Applications are available online. An essay and a poetry submission are required.
Website: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/programs/foundation/awards

Stephanie G. Hoffman Scholarship Fund
Sponsor: Jewish Community Federation & Endowment Fund
121 Steuart Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
Eligibility: Applicants must be Jewish undergraduate or graduate students, demonstrate an interest in using reading to inspire underserved children to attend college and major in library science, English literature or other related fields. Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, have parents who are permanent residents of the San Francisco Bay area if they're an undergraduate degree seeker or be a permanent resident of the San Francisco Bay area if they're a graduate degree seeker. Students must submit a personal essay using 1,000 words, demonstrate financial need and provide two letters of recommendation.

Amount: $5,000
Deadline: March 30
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.jewishfed.org

The Concord and Carlisle Authors Scholarship Fund
Sponsor: Concord Carlisle Scholarship Fund
34 Walden Street
Unit 217
Concord, MA 01742
Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating seniors or high school graduates. Students must be current or past residents of Concord or Carlisle or have attended school in one of these towns. Applicants must demonstrate financial need. Selection is based on demonstration of passion for literature and desire to pursue a degree in literary arts.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: April 1 (College Applicants); May 1 (High School Seniors)
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.ccscholarshipfund.org