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 2019 award is now closed. Please check back in May of 2020 for information regarding the next award.***

 

Professional artist

 

Montreal

 

Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest - Ayn Rand Institute

$25,000 (1st place)

$2,500 (2nd place)

$500 (3rd place)

$100 (finalists)

 

$25,000 (1st place)

$2,500 (2nd place)

$500 (3rd place)

$100 (finalists)

 

May 28, 2020

 

High School - Senior Year, College Undergraduate; Graduate

 

Worldwide

 

The Fountainhead Essay Contest - Ayn Rand Institute

$10,000 (1st place)

$2,500 (2nd place)

$500 (3rd place)

$50 (4th place)

 

$10,000 (1st place)

$2,500 (2nd place)

$500 (3rd place)

$50 (4th place)

 

***UPDATE - The 2020 application period is now closed for this scholarship. Please check back in September, 2020 for updates concerning the 2021 award.***

 

High school

 

Worldwide

 

Anthem Essay Contest - Ayn Rand Institute

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

$250 - 2nd place (3 winners)

$100 - 3rd place (5 winners)

$50 - Finalists (50 awards)

 

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

$250 - 2nd place (3 winners)

$100 - 3rd place (5 winners)

$50 - Finalists (50 awards)

 

***UPDATE - The 2020 application period is now closed for this scholarship. Please check back in October of 2020 for updated application information.**

 

Junior high; Middle school; High school

 

Worldwide

 

Writer's Digest Short Short Story Competition

Up to $1,000

 

Up to $1,000

 

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

 

Any level of study/not relevant to this competition

 

Any region, with the exception of North Korea, Crimea, Syria and Iran

 

Writer’s Digest Poetry Awards

Up to $1,000 for first place

 

Up to $1,000 for first place

 

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

 

Any level of study/not relevant to this competition

 

Any region, with the exception of North Korea, Crimea, Syria and Iran

 

Writer's Digest Popular Fiction Awards

• $2,500 in cash
• Featured interview in Writer’s Digest’s May/June issue
• Winning story published on writersdigest.com
• Paid trip to the ever-popular Writer’s Digest Conference!
• 2019 Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market
• $100 gift certificate for writersdigestshop.com

 

• $2,500 in cash
• Featured interview in Writer’s Digest’s May/June issue
• Winning story published on writersdigest.com
• Paid trip to the ever-popular Writer’s Digest Conference!
• 2019 Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market
• $100 gift certificate for writersdigestshop.com

 

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

 

Any level of study/not relevant to this competition

 

Any region, with the exception of North Korea, Crimea, Syria and Iran

 

Writer’s Digest Self-Published eBook Awards

One Grand Prize winner will receive:

• $5,000 in cash

• Featured interview in the May/June 2019 issue of Writer’s Digest

• Winning book excerpted on writersdigest.com

• A paid trip to the Writer’s Digest Annual Conference, including a coveted Pitch Slam slot

• $200 gift certificate to Writer’s Digest Shop

• One year Subscription (new or renewal) to Writer’s Digest magazine

 

One Grand Prize winner will receive:

• $5,000 in cash

• Featured interview in the May/June 2019 issue of Writer’s Digest

• Winning book excerpted on writersdigest.com

• A paid trip to the Writer’s Digest Annual Conference, including a coveted Pitch Slam slot

• $200 gift certificate to Writer’s Digest Shop

• One year Subscription (new or renewal) to Writer’s Digest magazine

 

***Application period for the 2019 award is now closed. Please check back in May of 2020 for information regarding the next award.***

 

Any level of study/not relevant to this competition

 

Any region, with the exception of North Korea, Crimea, Syria and Iran

 

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

 

Please check back in Summer 2020 to apply for the 2021-2022 cycle.

 

Post-graduate

 

Worldwide (all nationalities)

 

Zoetrope: All-Story Short Fiction Competition

First prize: $1,000

Second Prize: $500

Third Prize; $500

 

First prize: $1,000

Second Prize: $500

Third Prize; $500

 

The annual competition opens July 1 and closes the first week of October. This is consistent for every year.

 

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