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Scholarships and Awards

celebrating fireworksSRJC English Department Scholarships

Apply for the following scholarships and awards offered through the SRJC English Department. Carefully review the eligibility requirements for each program before you submit your application.

James C. and Clara Hall Cortage Scholarship 

Awards of $400.00 each to continuing SRJC students or students transferring to a four-year institution, for humorous writing (including satire and parody). Students must have completed at least 6 units at SRJC and may enroll part-time (at least 6 units) or full-time for Fall 2013. Samples may include non-fiction as well as the three imaginative genres.

Don L. Emblen Literary Scholarship

One award of $400.00 goes to a student transferring full-time in Fall 2014 to a four-year institution who demonstrates achievement and promise in creative writing.

Duncan Frazier Creative Writing Award (honorary)

Goes to a student from either Fall 2013 or Spring 2014 who demonstrates achievement and promise in creative writing.

Genevieve Mott Memorial Literary Scholarship

$450.00 award will go to a student who has taken at least 9 units at SRJC in Fall 2013 or Spring 2014 and who will transfer full-time in Fall 2014 to a four-year institution. Judging is based on samples of imaginative writing (poetry, fiction or drama) provided by the applicant.

George D. Stewart Memorial Scholarship

$275.00 award goes to a continuing remedial student with a 2.5+ GPA who has completed or is enrolled in English 305 or 305X. Judging will be based on a writing sample of either non-fiction or one of the three imaginative genres.

To Apply

To apply for a scholarship, please submit the information below by APRIL 1ST.

  • Name
  • SRJC ID Number
  • Phone
  • Writing sample. NOTE: All work must be typed with Student ID number (no name please) and page number on each sheet. Prose must be double spaced.

Attach a cover sheet to your manuscripts with a paper clip only and bring or mail to:

Department Chair
SRJC English Department
1501 Mendocino Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95401


No submissions will not be accepted after April 1.

Winners will be announced in mid-May.

Manuscripts will not be returned.