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Fall Scholarship and Internship Application Dates

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All fall scholarship, internship, award, and grant submissions are being accepted now through November 6, 2023.

The Study Abroad Scholarship provides up to $3,000 for the purpose of studying in a program that furthers the applicant’s engagement with Sigma Tau Delta’s mission for an academic term or year in a certified, undergraduate program outside the country in which the nominating chapter is located. The scholarship also provides up to $1,500 for applicants whose study abroad program does not constitute a full academic term. Applicants should demonstrate academic scholarship and chapter service; they also must explain the relevance of their study abroad program and activities to fostering the discipline of English, including literature, language, writing, or literacy.

The Elaine W. Hughes Outstanding Advisor Award and the Outstanding Regional Advisor Awards are given annually to recognize Advisors who give generously of their time, talent, and creativity to a local chapter. The awards recognize Advisors and mentors who foster a spirit of scholarly exchange in the local chapter. The recipient of the Elaine W. Hughes Outstanding Advisor Award will receive a $500 check from Sigma Tau Delta and a commemorative plaque. The award is named in honor of Elaine W. Hughes, of the University of Montevallo, former Southern Regent, Vice President, and President of Sigma Tau Delta. The recipients of the Outstanding Regional Advisor Awards will receive a commemorative plaque and regional recognition. The awards are given to recognize an Advisor from each region; all Advisors not chosen for the Hughes Award will automatically be considered for the regional awards.

Literary Arts Journals coordinated and supervised by Sigma Tau Delta chapters (even if they receive funding from other sources) are eligible to receive up to $500 for the Sigma Tau Delta Outstanding Literary Arts Journal Award. Journals are accepted in both print and digital format.

Chapter Service Project Grants are designed to encourage local chapters to be innovative in developing projects that further the vision and goals of the Society. The Society will award a limited number of grants, for no more than $500 each, to support local chapter activities. Funds may be requested for separate projects or for parts of larger projects, and chapters should explore ways to use Service Project Grants in combination with funds secured from other sources. Funds may be requested for ongoing projects, but there is no guarantee that projects funded during one grant period will receive funding in future grant periods.

The Sigma Tau Delta Spring Internship Stipend offers funding for current undergraduate and graduate student members accepting  internships for which their expenses exceed what they will be paid. Sigma Tau Delta will not cover expenses related to tuition and/or student fees. The Internship Stipend is a competitive program providing a limited number of stipends of up to $1,500 each. The internship must involve working for an “organization” while being directed by a supervisor/mentor within that organization, and the intern’s duties must be consistent with the applicant’s level of education, area of study, and career goals. Financial need will be taken into consideration in addition to internship length.

The W. W. Norton & Company Internship offers Sigma Tau Delta students the opportunity to gain experience in college/university publishing through a 12-week internship program. Internships provide valuable hands-on experience with the day-to-day work that brings books into existence, as well as opportunities to network with employees at the company and with fellow interns who frequently go on to become colleagues in the field.

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