Scholarships: Required Documents

Q. What documents am I required to submit with my application?

A. To apply for the Junior, Senior, or Graduate Scholarship:

  • Statement of Professional Goals and Program of Study. Upload a document in which you briefly (1-2 short paragraphs) state your professional/vocational goals, immediate and long-term. Explain the nature and relevance of your current program of study to your academic and professional goals and the purposes of Sigma Tau Delta (fostering the discipline of English, including literature, language, writing, and literacy).
  • Application Essay. Compose and upload a 200-400 word personal essay (double spaced) on some aspect of the 2014 convention theme, "River Current." You may propose and support any thesis appropriate to this subject, but essays longer than 400 words will not be read.
  • Unofficial or official copy of your transcript(s).
  • Two letters of recommendation

A. To apply for the William C. Johnson Scholarship:

  • Statement of Professional Goals and Program of Study. Upload a document in which you briefly (1-2 short paragraphs) state your professional/vocational goals, immediate and long-term. Explain the nature and relevance of your current program of study to your academic and professional goals and the purposes of Sigma Tau Delta (fostering the discipline of English, including literature, language, writing, and literacy).
  • Application Essay. Compose and upload a 200-400 word personal essay (double spaced) on some aspect of the 2014 convention theme, "River Current." You may propose and support any thesis appropriate to this subject, but essays longer than 400 words will not be read.
  • Sample Paper. Prepare a 2,000-3,000 word (double-spaced) version of a critical essay originally submitted for a junior, senior, or graduate class.
  • Declaration of Authorship. Upload a brief letter in which you attest to the fact that the critical essay you are submitting for the William C. Johnson scholarship is your own original work and was a paper written for an academic course. Your letter must specify the name and title of the professor, the email address of that professor, the title and number of the course for which you wrote the paper, and the academic term and year in which the paper was written. Providing this information will enable Sigma Tau Delta to verify your authorship of the paper.
  • Unofficial or official copy of your transcript(s).
  • Two letters of recommendation

A. To apply for the Part-Time Student Scholarship:

  • Statement of Professional Goals and Program of Study. Upload a document in which you briefly (1-2 short paragraphs) state your professional/vocational goals, immediate and long-term. Explain the nature and relevance of your current (or proposed) program of study to your academic and professional goals and the purposes of Sigma Tau Delta (fostering the discipline of English, including literature, language, writing, and literacy).
  • Explanation of Part-Time Student Status. Explain how this scholarship would benefit you as a part-time student. Your explanation should be no longer than 200 words.
  • Application Essay. Compose and upload a 200-400 word personal essay (double spaced) on some aspect of the 2014 convention theme, "River Current." You may propose and support any thesis appropriate to this subject, but essays longer than 400 words will not be read.
  • Unofficial or official copy of your transcript(s).
  • Two letters of recommendation

A. To apply for the Study Abroad Scholarship:

  • Statement of Professional Goals and Program of Study. Upload a document in which you briefly (1-2 short paragraphs) state your professional/vocational goals, immediate and long-term. Explain the nature and relevance of your current program of study to your academic and professional goals and the purposes of Sigma Tau Delta (fostering the discipline of English, including literature, language, writing, and literacy).
  • Application Essay. Compose and upload a 200-400 word personal essay (double spaced) on some aspect of the 2014 convention theme, "River Current." You may propose and support any thesis appropriate to this subject, but essays longer than 400 words will not be read.
  • Study Abroad Information. A) Provide the name of the study abroad program, mailing address/fax/phone/email address (as available), and dates you will be in residence there. B) Identify the affiliation of the program and provide name and contact information of its director (e.g., your own university/college, or name and mailing address of another institution. C) Provide name and contact information for an official of the study abroad program (the resident director of the program is preferred) who will notify Sigma Tau Delta when you are on-site (so your scholarship can be released).
  • Study Abroad Statement. Write a 200-400 word statement in which you explain the nature and the relevance of this program to your academic and professional goals and the purposes of Sigma Tau Delta (fostering the discipline of English, including literature, language, writing, and literacy). Provide program details about the number of terms and dates, courses (titles, descriptions, estimates of meeting frequencies, workload, credit hours), and activities.
  • Unofficial or official copy of your transcript(s).
  • Two letters of recommendation

A. To apply for the Summer Program Scholarship:

  • Statement of Professional Goals and Program of Study. Upload a document in which you briefly (1-2 short paragraphs) state your professional/vocational goals, immediate and long-term. Explain the nature and relevance of your current program of study to your academic and professional goals and the purposes of Sigma Tau Delta (fostering the discipline of English, including literature, language, writing, and literacy).
  • Application Essay. Compose and upload a 200-400 word personal essay (double spaced) on some aspect of the 2014 convention theme, "River Current." You may propose and support any thesis appropriate to this subject, but essays longer than 400 words will not be read.
  • Summer Program Statement. Write a 200-400 word statement in which you explain the nature and the relevance of this program to your academic and professional goals and the purposes of Sigma Tau Delta (fostering the discipline of English, including literature, language, writing, and literacy). Provide details about the number of terms and dates, courses (titles, descriptions, and estimate of meeting frequencies, workload, credit hours), and activities.
  • Summer Program Information. A) Provide name of summer program, mailing address/fax/phone/email address (as available), and dates you will be in residence there. B) Identify the affiliation of the program and provide name and contact information of its director (e.g., your own university/college, or name and mailing address of another institution). C) Provide name and contact information for an official of the summer program (the resident director of the program is preferred) who will notify Sigma Tau Delta when you are on-site (so your scholarship can be released). .
  • Unofficial or official copy of your transcript(s).
  • Two letters of recommendation

A. To apply for the P.C. Somerville Award for Future Teachers:

  • Professional Statement. Upload a document in which you briefly (1-2 paragraphs) state your personal philosophy of education and describe how it will impact the way you teach English. Application Essay. Compose and upload a 200-400 word personal essay (double spaced) on some aspect of the 2014 convention theme, "River Current." You may propose and support any thesis appropriate to this subject, but essays longer than 400 words will not be read.
  • Unofficial or official copy of your transcript(s).
  • Two letters of recommendation

A. To apply for the Alumni Epsilon Scholarship:

  • Statement of Professional Goals and Program of Study. Upload a document in which you briefly (1-2 short paragraphs) state your professional/vocational goals, immediate and long-term. Explain the nature and relevance of your proposed program of study to your academic and professional goals and the purposes of Sigma Tau Delta (fostering the discipline of English, including literature, language, writing, and literacy).
  • Application Essay. Compose and upload a 200-400 word personal essay (double spaced) on some aspect of the 2014 convention theme, "River Current." You may propose and support any thesis appropriate to this subject, but essays longer than 400 words will not be read.
  • Unofficial or official copy of your transcript(s).
  • Two letters of recommendation