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Betty Webb & Richard Norlin Memorial Scholarship

2021 English Department Scholarship

The Betty Webb and Richard Norlin Memorial Prize

$500 First Prize (plus additional prizes)! 

The English Department awards an annual cash scholarship (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. Application materials typically include the following:

Who is eligible: a current student at Palomar who has not previously been awarded the scholarship.

Qualifications: an English major or someone with a strong interest in the major who plans to transfer to a four-year college/university; a GPA of 3.0 or better; completion of English 100.

Applications Must Include:

  1. A short letter of intent, explaining who you are and your Make sure you include an email and your student ID so we can contact you. (about 500 words)
  2. An essay of at least five hundred words which demonstrates your ability with the It may be a new essay or one that was previously submitted for an English class here at Palomar.
  3. One faculty reference from the Palomar College English Department (contact information only; no recommendation letter is required)

Applications due May 14th, 2021 by midnight
Email with application materials or for more information