English Scholarships and Writing Awards

English Scholarships and Writing Awards

Eligible English majors are encouraged to apply for a number of University scholarships for the coming academic year. In addition, once a year an announcement is made for entries for writing awards. For more information on either scholarships or writing awards, please visit the BU Scholarships page, or e-mail Dr. Mark Decker, department chair.


  • Helen and Ervene Gulley Memorial Scholarship
  • Margaret Bittner Parke Scholarship
  • Catherine Oplinger and Clark R. Renninger Memorial Scholarship
  • Cecil Seronsy Scholarship
  • Louis F. Thompson Scholarship

Writing Awards

  • Peters Award for Creative Non-Fiction
  • Fuller Fiction Award
  • Baillie Award for the Critical Essay
  • The Savage Poetry Award