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Scholarships and Awards

cat rubbing against booksSRJC 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. 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 to a four-year institution who demonstrates achievement and promise in creative writing.

Duncan Frazier Creative Writing Award (honorary)

Goes to a student 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 and who will transfer full-time 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 contact the SRJC Scholarships Office