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IT PAYS TO BE AN ENGLISH MAJOR!

The English Division is proud to honor its students each year with a number of awards and scholarships. Students who excel in their English classes may apply. The scholarships are funded by donations from faculty, former students, and the community.

To be a candidate for English Division honors, awards, and scholarships, you must be currently enrolled at PCC, have a 2.0 overall GPA, and have earned two or more A's in transfer level English classes (exclusive of English 1A and English 1B) in the previous academic year. Individual scholarships and awards may have different criteria. In the spring of each academic year, students are asked to submit applications to the English Division Scholarship campus newsletter, The Crier , in February. Awards are presented to recipients in late May at the English Division Awards Tea.

The following lists the honors and awards and criteria for each award.

For more information contact the English Division office at (626) 585-7371

 
 
 
DIVISION HONORS (recipients receive certificates only) SCHOLARSHIPS BASED ON MERIT

Honors Extraordinary (usually awarded to one student)

Recipient must have a 4.0 in a minimum of 16 transfer units beyond English 1A

THE JOHN Q. COPELAND MEMORIAL AWARD

This award is for an outstanding student of literature. Transfer status is desirable.

Honors for Superior Achievement

Recipients must have a 3.75 in a minimum of 13 transfer units beyond 1A

THE JOYCE W. WILER AWARD

This award is for students of creative writing who are transferring to a 4-year college or university.

SCHOLARSHIPS BASED ON FINANCIAL NEED AND MERIT

THE JANE S. LONG MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Customarily awarded to a returning student, this scholarship recognizes students who are graduating and have a satisfactory overall record in scholarship and citizenship.

THE ROBERT BROWNING MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship recognizes a student who has a good general scholarship record with distinctive merit in English Literature, some need of financial assistance, and excellent school citizenship.

SCHOLARSHIP IN HONOR OF RETIRED FACULTY

Designed for English Majors who are returning students (out of high school at least ten years), this scholarship requires: a 3.5 overall GPA, 30 units with A grades in English 1A and 1B, and continuing studies at PCC.

HUANG FUTURE ENGLISH TEACHERS SCHOLARSHIP

Students must be majoring in English and planning to teach English, enrolled in at least 12 units at PCC, have an overall GPA of 3.2 or better, and have completed 15 units at PCC. (Winning applicants may apply more than once if they are still enrolled at PCC.)

RAY P. DAVIS

Students must have completed a minimum of 12 units at PCC, have a 2.75 GPA or higher, be graduating or transferring from or continuing at PCC, and be currently enrolled in a minimum of 9 units. Priority is given to students from underrepresented populations.

MARY ALICE FOX AWARD

Students must demonstrate scholarship in English with emphasis in writing and have completed one semester at PCC, be currently enrolled in at least 6 units, have an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher, and demonstrate financial need.

THE SUSAN ISABEL FRAZEE AWARD

This award recognizes an outstanding student of Literature, creative writing, or the teaching of literature. Recipient must transfer or graduate to receive the money. Financial need is taken into consideration, as is a satisfactory overall record in scholarship and citizenship.

 

THE ENGLISH HONORS AWARD

This award honors an ESL student who has taken ESL 33B at PCC and had gone on to excel in literature classes.

 

THE PRESIDENT'S AWARD

This award is for outstanding high school students in English who plan to attend PCC