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The scholarship application has an essay requirement. The following links provide good examples of how to talk about the impact a work has had on you, how a text works, and what makes it successful:
Miller, Laura. "The Perfect Novel: Emma turns 200." Slate (23 December 2015).
*Strouse, A.W. "Beowulf Among the Ruins." The Chronicle of Higher Education (11 September 2016).
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The scholarship's application requires one or two pieces of writing:
To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:
be enrolled and pursuing either an undergraduate or graduate degree* in English in the Department of English in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, ASU Tempe campus during the semester the scholarship is received;
have a 2.5 minimum cumulative grade point average and a 3.0 minimum grade point average in the major; and
be an Arizona resident qualifying for resident tuition.
Preference in the selection process will be given to applicants who
have participated or are currently enrolled in an ACMRS Study Abroad Summer Program or other ASU Study Abroad Program; and
have a focus area of English Literature.
Previous recipients of the Nick Ivins Memorial Literature Scholarship are no longer eligible to apply.
* New/updated criteria for 2018-2019
2017-2018: Jacqueline Rippon
2016-2017: Curtiss Johnson
2015-2016: [No award given]
2014-2015: Kaitlyn Leith
2013-2014: Ivan Babanovski
2012-2013: [No award given]
2011-2012: Anissa Voron
2010-2011: Chelsea Chotena
2009-2010: Kristilyn Baldwin
2008-2009: David Edwards
2007-2008: Emily M. Reynolds
2006-2007: William Cioffi, Ding Ding Zheng
2005-2006: Julie Kranzberg
2004-2005: Megan Faragher