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