Awards & Scholarships
The Fredonia English Department offers an atypically large number of competitive scholarships and prizes recognizing superior academic achievement. These awards, which range from $50 to $3,000, give ambitious and bright students in English, English Adolescence Education, and Creative Writing not only financial support—students have been awarded $35,000 in the last eight years—but also intellectual promotion of a kind that will increase their potential for placement in professions, classrooms, and graduate institutions of their choice. In addition, the English Department is a member of the Sigma Tau Delta Honor Society. Qualifying English majors have been graduating with this honors designation since May 2007. Members in our chapter are eligible for further scholarships and awards that Sigma Tau Delta offers. A ceremony celebrating all award-winning students and their families is held during the last week of classes each spring semester.