English Department Scholarships

CRITERIA FOR ENGLISH DEPARTMENT SCHOLARSHIPS

Application Criteria for English Majors’ Scholarship ($1000):

  • Student has completed two English classes beyond English 100. (Application
    should include a list of English classes along with grades and instructors’)
  • Student has maintained an overall GPA of 3.0.
  • Student is receiving financial aid. (Demonstrates financial need.)
  • Student intends to pursue a teaching career.
  • Student provides a sample essay written for an English class after English 100.
  • Student submits a one-page response reflecting on the following quote: “It
    always seems impossible until it’s done” (Nelson Mandela).

Application Criteria for Pat Obrien Creative Writing Scholarship ($500):

  • Student has completed two English classes beyond English 100. (Application
    should include a list of English classes along with grades and instructors’)
  • Student has maintained an overall GPA of 3.0.
  • Student provides a writing sample written for a creative writing course at Cypress.
  • Student submits a one-page response reflecting on the following quote: “The role
    of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say”
    (Anais Nin).

For information about other scholarship opportunities at Cypress College, please visit the Cypress College Foundation Web Pages.