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 April of 2021 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)

 

April 29, 2021

 

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)

 

April 29, 2021

 

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)

 

April 29, 2021

 

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

 

Please check back in Summer 2021 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.

 

Not specified

 

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 2020 award is now closed. The contest will re-open May, 2021.***

 

Not specified/irrelevant

 

Not specified

 

Davidson Institute Fellows Scholarship

$10,000

$25,000

$50,000

 

$10,000

$25,000

$50,000

 

March 20, 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

 

February 15, annually

 

Undergraduate; Graduate

 

United States

 

The Canada Council for the Arts Grants

Varies by award

 

Varies by award

 

Various deadlines

 

Professional development

 

Canada