English Scholarships

English Scholarships

In memory of excellent English teachers, and to honor outstanding English students, the GCC English Department has established a variety of scholarships worth up to $300.

Application Criteria:

  • You must be enrolled in a GCC English course during the current academic year.
  • Submit two samples of your best writing to your English teacher.
  • Obtain a recommendation from your English teacher (on an English Department Scholarship form.)

All award decisions are made by the GCC English Department Scholarship Committee and are final. Submitted writing samples will be returned to the student via the student's English instructor. Scholarship winners will be notified by mail. Winners are required to successfully complete the spring semester in order to receive their check.

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English Scholarships

The Bowyer Memorial Award

Deadline: March 10th.
In honor of Dr. Dolores Bowyer, an outstanding English teacher at both GCC and Phoenix College over a period of ten years, faculty members and friends set up the Dolores Bowyer Memorial Scholarship Fund. This scholarship is given to a GCC student whose writing has been chosen for its high level of proficiency.

Kitts Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: March 10th.
This award, presented to an outstanding literature student, was established in memory of Flo Kitts, who taught in the English Department at GCC and at Phoenix College and was chairperson of English at Glendale from 1967-1972.

English Department Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: March 10th.
This award is presented to a superior English or Secondary Education major, with a Specialization in English, who has accumulated at least 12 semester hours in English at GCC with at least a 3.5 GPA in English classes.

English Department Creative Writing Scholarship

Deadline: March 10th.
We award one to three scholarships each year to deserving GCC writers who are enrolled in a creative writing class during the current academic school year.

Patrick Haas Memorial Scholarship

For information about this scholarship, visit the Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation Scholarship site.