Scholarships & Awards
The Department offers a number of scholarships and awards to deserving undergraduate and graduate students. Competition for these is brisk. Application for the Russell, Schneider, and Powell Scholarships is done online through this form.
Department Scholarships and Awards, 2013
Tina Schneider Scholarship: Dontonio Thomas
Woody Powell Scholarship: Alicia Burris
Best UG Paper in Philosophy: Kurt McGee
Best UG Paper in English: Alex Lipscomb
Outstanding student in Philosohy: Ryan Burke
Outstanding student in English: Victoria Hernandez
The Ruffin Humanities Scholarship is the largest scholarship endowment funded by a single donor in the history of Georgia Southern. The award covers tuition (in-state or out-of-state tuition) and mandatory fees. The Ruffin Scholarship can be held simultaneously with a HOPE scholarship.
The Brannen Fund supports undergraduate and graduate student scholarship, including travel funds for on-site research or conference presentations. Recipients are rising junior or senior English majors or English M.A. students.
The Powell Scholarship is for a rising junior or senior English major.
The Fielding D. Russell Scholarship is for a rising junior or senior English major.
The Tina Schneider Scholarship is for a rising junior or senior English major.
The Sullivan Scholarship is for a junior or senior minor in Irish Studies.
The Eddie Ivie Scholarship is for a Georgia Southern student participating in our Study Abroad Program in Waterford, Ireland.
An award for an English M.A. student with the best submitted essay..
An award for a Philosophy major or Religious Studies minor with the best submitted essay.
An award for an English major with the best submitted essay.
Outstanding Student in English
An award given to the senior English major with the highest grade point average.
Outstanding Student in Philosophy
An award given to the best student who is a senior Philosophy major.
Department Scholarships and Awards, 2012
The Fielding Russell Scholarship: Kurt McGee
The Woody Powell Scholarship: Devin Cifu
The Tina Schneider Scholarship: Kurt McGee
Best Essay in Philosophy and Religious Studies: Trey Hodges for "The Consequences of Sensation in Epicurus and Hobbes"
Best Essay in Literature: Christopher White for "'these vain trifles of men's souls': The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus and English Morality Drama"
Best Essay in English Graduate Studies: Lyndsey Brown for "'Au Contraire, Brawny Males': Modernism, Sentiment, and Femininity in Millay’s Second April"
Department Scholarships and Awards, 2011
Fielding D. Russell Scholarship: Catherine Blass
Woody Powell Scholarship: Anthony Eberhardt
Tina Schneider Memorial Scholarship: Francine Koenig
Best Essay in Literature Prize: Amanda Kinchen, for her essay titled "Darcy in Pride and Prejudice: Does Film Make Him a More Romantic Character?"
Best Essay in Philosophy Prize: Ashton Green, for her essay titled "Pragmatism and Science"
Department Scholarships and Awards, 2010
Eddie Ivey Scholars: Megan Amanda Morris & Samantha Lynn Colgate
Fielding D. Russell Scholarship: Katherine Patrick
Woody Powell Scholarship: Katherine Lewis
Tina Schneider Memorial Scholarship: Kelly Carallo
Best Essay in Literature: Katherine Patrick
Best Essay in Philosophy and Religious Studies: Dylan Bailey
Best Essay in English Graduate Studies: Brian Butler
Gray's Book Award: Adrian Coursey