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Betty Webb & Richard Norlin Memorial Scholarship

The English Department awards an annual cash scholarship of $500 (and some additional prizes, if warranted) to outstanding English majors in our program. The scholarship is named after two valued former colleagues–Betty Webb and Dick Norlin–who devoted their careers to instilling in students a love of reading and writing. A call for applications will go out early in the spring semester, and materials will be due sometime in May 2020. These materials will include:

  • A personal statement that addresses why you are an English major (about 500 words)
  • A writing sample (a paper from an English class, about 500-1000 words)
  • Two letters of recommendation (preferably from English instructors)

For more information, please contact Dr. Kevin Kearney at