PLEASE CHECK WITH THE ENGLISH/LANGUAGES DEPARTMENT FOR SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS.
All scholarships require full-time attendance (12 hours for undergraduate; 6 hours for graduate) unless indicated otherwise.
All scholarships require a 3.0 cumulative GPA unless indicated otherwise.
All scholarships are for fall and/or spring semester only (summer not included) unless indicated otherwise.
All English/Languages scholarship recipients are selected by the department, with final approval by the ECU Foundation Scholarship Committee.
Any exceptions must be approved by the department chair and the Foundation Scholarship Committee.


GARY AND LINDA AINSWORTH CENTENNIAL RUSSIA TRAVEL ENDOWMENT
This scholarship will be awarded to assist students who travel to Russia and was established by Linda Ainsworth in memory of her husband Gary.

MOLLY SHI BOREN CENTENNIAL ENGLISH ENDOWMENT
This scholarship will be awarded to an incoming freshman who plans to major in English and who exhibits financial need. The scholarship may be continued if a minimum 2.0 GPA is maintained. Mrs. Boren taught at ECU for several years and her husband, Governor David Boren, established this scholarship in her honor.

BRILES SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship will be awarded based on need and a minimum 2.5 GPA. Originally established as part of the Federal Student Loan Program, this scholarship was transferred to the ECU Foundation in 1995.

MAY SANDERS BURNS SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship will be awarded to a freshman who plans to major in English, and who has a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above. The recipient will be chosen based on need and the inability to qualify for any other scholarship assistance. This scholarship was endowed by Mrs. Anita Floyd of Ada, Ms. Burns’ niece.

JUDY CARROLL CENTENNIAL MEMORIAL ENGLISH ENDOWMENT
This scholarship will be awarded to an English major who is a sophomore or above, and who has maintained a minimum 3.0 GPA. Mrs. Carroll was a long-time educator and counselor in the Ada area and this scholarship was established in her memory by family, friends, and colleagues.

LEMOINE CRABTREE RUSSIAN SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship will be awarded at the discretion of the department.

J.H. AND JOYCE CRISWELL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
In recognition of the wishes of its founders and with support of the Ada Arts and Humanities Council, the Criswell Memorial Scholarship is awarded to ECU students majoring in English who have demonstrated excellence in creative writing and show promise for future creative endeavors. The Criswell family were long-time residents of Ada and established this scholarship as part of their estate planning.

WANITA DANLEY CENTENNIAL ENGLISH HONORS ENDOWMENT
This scholarship will be awarded to an upperclassman majoring in English who is a member of the Honors Program. Mrs. Danley was a long-time member of the English department and this scholarship was established in her honor and memory by family, friends, and colleagues.

C.B. AND ELEANOR DEDMON SPANISH MINOR SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship will be awarded to an incoming freshman who will be obtaining a minor in Spanish. This scholarship can be continued for eight semesters if all guidelines are met. The Dedmon’s established both this scholarship and the Ozella Waner English Scholarship in gratitude for their educations at ECU.

DAISY MOORE DUVALL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship will be awarded to an English major who is a sophomore or higher in classification and who has maintained a minimum 3.25 GPA. Ms. Duvall was a long-time English/History teacher and this was established by her family and friends in her honor and memory.

LUTHER EDGE SPANISH-SPEAKING SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship will be awarded to a student who speaks Spanish as a first language or who comes from a Spanish-speaking country or area. The student must have a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA.

ENGLISH DEPARTMENT STUDENT TEACHING AWARD
This scholarship will be awarded in the spring semester each year at the discretion of the department.  

HIGGINBOTHAM FAMILY ENGLISH SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship will be awarded to either an incoming transfer student who plans to major in English or a current English major if no transfer student available. The student must have completed between 30 and 70 credit hours and maintained a minimum 3.0 GPA. Dorothy Higginbotham was an ECU alumna who understood and recognized the value of higher education and established this scholarship as part of her estate planning.

HIGGINBOTHAM FAMILY LANGUAGE SCHOLARSHIP
The Higginbotham Family established this scholarship to celebrate and foster excellence in the study of Foreign Language. The Higginbotham Family Scholarship in Language is awarded to an ECU student minoring in a foreign language who exhibits a high level of academic achievement evidenced by the fact that he or she has a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.

PAUL HUGHES WRITING AWARD
This award is presented to winners of the annual Creative Writing Competition sponsored by the English/Languages Department. Any type of creative writing will be eligible for consideration including poetry, fiction, non-fiction, or articles. This fund was established by the family of Mr. Hughes.

LITTLE FAMILY CENTENNIAL PROFESSIONAL WRITING ENDOWMENT
This scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding student in the area of Professional Writing. This scholarship was established with funds donated in memory of William Little Sr. and his son William Little Jr. The elder Little was editor of the Ada newspaper for years and his son-in-law, George Gurley, continued on in this traditional family occupation.

MARGARET (PEGGY) NIMS CENTENNIAL WRITING ENDOWMENT
This scholarship will be awarded to an English major of sophomore classification or above who has maintained a minimum 3.0 GPA. Mrs. Nims was a long-time faculty member in the English department at ECU and this scholarship was established in her honor by family, friends, and colleagues.

OSCAR L. PARKER SPANISH SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship will be awarded at the discretion of the department. Paul Swinford, a former student of Mr. Parker’s, established this scholarship in his honor and memory. Mr. Parker was a long-time employee of ECU and was also a founding member of the ECU Foundation, Inc. in 1970, and served as its first director.

SARA RANDALL MEMORIAL ENGLISH SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship will be awarded to a junior or senior English major who has maintained a minimum 3.25 GPA. Ms. Randall was a junior English major at ECU at the time of her death; this scholarship was established in her memory by her family.

STUDY IN FRANCE SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship will be used to assist students when traveling to France.

SUKHOLUTSKAYA FAMILY RUSSIA TRAVEL FUND
This scholarship will be used at the discretion of the Global Education Committee. Dr. Sukholutskaya is a long-time ECU faculty member and this scholarship was established in memory of her mother.

OZELLA ELIZABETH WANER ENGLISH SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship will be awarded to an incoming freshman who plans to major or minor in English and can be continued for eight semesters if all guidelines are met. A minimum GPA of 3.25 is required for the continuation of this scholarship. Ms. Waner was house mother for several years to residents of Fentem Hall. This scholarship was established in her honor and memory by her daughter and son-in-law, Eleanor and Burt Dedmon.

REED LOVING WATT SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship will be awarded to an English/Languages student who has earned at least 12 semester hours of credit and has maintained a minimum 3.0 GPA. This scholarship was established with the proceeds from the sale of property donated by the Watt’s family to the Oklahoma State Board of Regents. 

BEATRICE WISEHART SPANISH SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship will be awarded at the discretion of the department. This scholarship was established by Ms. Wisehart’s daughter, Susan Little.

YOUNG FAMILY CENTENNIAL ENGLISH ENDOWMENT
This scholarship will be awarded to an English major who has completed a minimum of 59 semester hours. Barbara Young taught for several years in the English department and this scholarship was established by her family and friends in her honor.