English Degree Scholarships

Search free scholarships from our database that apply to a major in English, and similar fields. Some of these scholarships apply to Canadian students, and others apply to American students, and many apply to both!

Scholarship Amount Deadline Region of Study Level of Study
Jeunes Mécènes Pour les Arts Grants

$15,000 award pool, split between 3 awards

 

$15,000 award pool, split between 3 awards

 

***Application period for the 2020 award is now closed. Please check back in January of 2022 for information regarding the next award.***

 

 

Professional artist

 

Montreal

 

Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest - Ayn Rand Institute

$10,000 (1st place)

$2,500 (2nd place, 3 awards)

$500 (3rd place, 5 awards)

 

$10,000 (1st place)

$2,500 (2nd place, 3 awards)

$500 (3rd place, 5 awards)

 

September 27, 2021

 

High School - Senior Year, College Undergraduate; Graduate

 

Worldwide

 

The Fountainhead Essay Contest - Ayn Rand Institute

$5,000 (1st place)

$1,250 (2nd prize, 3 awards)

$250 (3rd prize, 5 awards)

$100 (Finalist prizes, 25 awards)

$25 (Semi-finalist prizes, 50 awards)

 

$5,000 (1st place)

$1,250 (2nd prize, 3 awards)

$250 (3rd prize, 5 awards)

$100 (Finalist prizes, 25 awards)

$25 (Semi-finalist prizes, 50 awards)

 

April 28, 2022

 

High school

 

Worldwide

 

Anthem Essay Contest - Ayn Rand Institute

$2,000 - 1st place (1 winner)

$5000 - 2nd place (3 winners)

$100 - 3rd place (5 winners)

$50 - Finalist prizes (25 awards)

$25 - Semi-Finalist prizes (50 awards)

 

$2,000 - 1st place (1 winner)

$5000 - 2nd place (3 winners)

$100 - 3rd place (5 winners)

$50 - Finalist prizes (25 awards)

$25 - Semi-Finalist prizes (50 awards)

 

April 28, 2022

 

Junior high; Middle school; High school

 

Worldwide

 

Getty Scholar Grants

Getty Scholars may be in residence from three to nine months: 

Three-month residency: September to December, January to March, April to June: $17,200
Six-month residency: September to March, January to June: $42,000
Nine-month residency: September to June: $65,000

 

Getty Scholars may be in residence from three to nine months: 

Three-month residency: September to December, January to March, April to June: $17,200
Six-month residency: September to March, January to June: $42,000
Nine-month residency: September to June: $65,000

 

October 1, 2021

 

Post-graduate

 

Worldwide (all nationalities)

 

LEE & LOW BOOKS - New Voices Writing Competition

The Award winner receives a cash prize of $2,000 and LEE & LOW BOOKS' standard publication contract, including our basic advance and royalties for a first time author. An Honor Award winner will receive a cash prize of $1,000.

 

The Award winner receives a cash prize of $2,000 and LEE & LOW BOOKS' standard publication contract, including our basic advance and royalties for a first time author. An Honor Award winner will receive a cash prize of $1,000.

 

***UPDATE: The application period for the 2021 award is now closed. The contest will re-open May, 2022.***

 

Not specified/irrelevant

 

Not specified

 

Davidson Institute Fellows Scholarship

$10,000

$25,000

$50,000

 

$10,000

$25,000

$50,000

 

***The 2021 deadline has passed for this scholarship. The 2022 application will be available November 1, 2021.***

 

Applicant must be under the age of 18

 

United States

 

DAR Scholarships - Specific Areas of Study

Varies: $1,000 - $4,000 as a one-time award, or per year of study

 

Varies: $1,000 - $4,000 as a one-time award, or per year of study

 

January 31, annually

 

Undergraduate; Graduate

 

United States

 

The Canada Council for the Arts Grants

Varies by award

 

Varies by award

 

Various deadlines

 

Professional development

 

Canada

 

Indspire Post-Secondary Education Scholarship

Varies

 

Varies

 

February 1; August 1; November 1 at 11:59 p.m. PT (annually)

 

Full-time one-year certificate or diploma programs, undergraduate and graduate degree programs from an accredited post- secondary institution. 

 

Canada (Study outside of Canada is permitted at the graduate level).