Passion for Reading and Writing Award

Departments: English Categories: English
Amount Three awards; two awards of $250 each and one award of $500.
Availability Available beginning in the 2017-2018 academic year.
Eligibility Criteria

The Passion for Reading and Writing Award I: gives two awards for outstanding writing by a first-year student in a 100-level English or Writing course or English 220.

To apply, eligible students will submit one to three original pieces of writing in English demonstrating their passion for reading and writing. The selected recipients should be promising students with an exceptional aptitude for reading and writing.

The Passion for Reading and Writing Award II: gives one award for superior writing by an English major in a 300- or 400- level English course.

To apply, eligible students will submit one to three original pieces of writing in English demonstrating their passion for reading and writing. The award should go to a student with an exceptional aptitude for reading and writing.

Application Procedure Go to the Gold for Blugolds Scholarship Network. Complete the English Scholarship Application.
Selection Procedure

The English Department Scholarship Committee will select the recipient based on the scholarship criteria and the strength of the application.

Note: for the second 300- or 400- level award of $500, the scholarship committee may decide to give two awards of $250 each.

Notification Notification to the recipient will be made by the English Department Scholarship Committee, and the recipient will be formally honored during the annual English Festival Awards Ceremony.
Special Notes

The Passion for Reading and Writing Awards are intended to foster student reading and writing. These awards are set up and funded by William H. Phillips, who has taught reading and writing courses in English departments of five U.S. universities, including UW-Eau Claire. Courses taught include first-year composition, junior-level composition, business writing, introductory creative writing, dramatic literature, and various introductory film courses. His publications include Film: An Introduction (1st to 4th editions), Writing Short Scripts (1st & 2nd editions), and Writing Short Stories. Dr. Phillips believes that successful developing writers learn to read diverse texts before they create their own written texts. Reading and writing are parts of the same process, like breathing in and breathing out.

Thank You Recipients must write a letter of thanks to William H. Phillips and send in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.