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Supporting English students and faculty

Giving Opportunities in the English Department

The English Department's current fundraising priorities include:

  • Support for the Spring Literary Festival and the New Ohio Review magazine, heightening the status of the department while providing hands-on opportunities for our students to engage with authors and writers, and participate in research.
  • Funds to support our faculty and students in research and writing.
  • Support for a visiting professor

Below is a list of current funds you can support today with an online gift.

General Support

English Department General Support Fund

  • Provides broad support for the department's most pressing needs.

The Shakespeare Endowment

  • Ensures that the study of Shakespeare remains a vital experience for Ohio University students.

John W. Hollow Memorial Fund

  • Provides funding for the English Department to invite an important figure in literary studies to campus for a lecture and meeting with faculty and students.

New Ohio Review

  • Supports activities associated with the New Ohio Review magazine.

Quarter After Eight Literary Journal Fund

  • Provides support to produce the Quarter After Eight literary journal.

Undergraduate Student Support

The Hollis Summers Award in English

  • Scholarship awarded to full-time undergraduate students majoring in any area within the Department of English.

Virginia Knecht Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Scholarship awarded to students majoring in English, who are residents of Athens County, Ohio.

Anthony DeJovine Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Scholarship awarded to an incoming Ohio University freshman student intending to major in English Education.

The Bernice G. Essig Scholarship in English

  • Scholarship awarded to Ohio Residents majoring in English.

Dean McWilliams Memorial Scholarship

  • Provides scholarship for students majoring in English.

Dean McWilliams Memorial Travel Scholarship

  • Awarded to offset study abroad travel expenses for students with either a major or minor in English.

The Lillias Young Swardson Scholarship

  • Scholarship awarded to students enrolled in the Honors Tutorial College, who major in English.

Joyce R. Durham Scholarship Fund

  • Provides scholarships to English majors who are entering their senior year.

Dr. Joyce R. Dunham Essay Contest in Literature

  • Essay contest providing an undergraduate English major with an opportunity to earn scholarship.

Maria Grover Cherrington Scholarship Fund

  • Scholarship providing support to undergraduate students majoring in English.

Edgar Whan Scholarship in English

  • Provides scholarships for students who are enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences.

Graduate Student Support

The Dr. Joseph Bunn Heidler Memorial Fund

  • Fund awarded to a graduate student in the Department of English as an aid to student for doing graduate research.

Susan Crowl Graduate Endowment

  • Aids graduate students In the English Department by supporting travel and research expenses.

The Nancy Jones Roe and Robert T. Roe Endowment for Graduate Studies in the Department of English

  • Supports activities in the English Department that directly benefit graduate students

The Earl C. and Margaret S. Shively Scholarship

  • Awarded to graduate students whose major area of study is English literature.

Philip and Kathleen Emily Tice Award in Critical Writing

  • Scholarship earned by an M.A or Ph.D. graduate student focusing on critical writing.

Faculty Support

Samuel and Susan Crowl Professorship in English

  • Provides professorship to tenured members of the literature facility in the Department of English.

The Stocker Professorship in Creative Writing

  • Professorship recognizing an outstanding creative writing professor in the English Department.

Contact Us

If you have questions about giving or if you have interest in establishing a new fund, please contact:

Amanda Blake
Director of Development