Deadline for 2012 Awards: March 12, 2012
Basis of Award
The Graduate Studies Committee (faculty) will judge the materials and make the award. The fellowship is $1500. Send all materials to:
Director of Graduate Studies
Department of English, UNCG
3137 Hall for Humanities and Research Adminstration
PO Box 26170
Greensboro NC 27402
In 2007 Amelia Cloninger Stout and Charles William Cloninger, Jr., established the Cloninger-Stout Family Scholarship to honor the memory of their mother, Helen Boren Cloninger Kiser, who attended UNCG (then North Carolina College for Women) in the 1920s. The donors believe education leads to happiness, personal good fortune, and well being. To that end of fostering well being, this award is based on the graduate student's service to community.
The Cloninger-Stout Family Scholarship is awarded in alternating years to a graduate student in the MFA and PhD Programs in English with the two programs having their own descriptions and criteria for the award.
For the doctoral student award, both service and community are broadly defined, but would not include institutionally appointed positions such as teaching and program administration. Service encompasses systematic and ongoing acts that go beyond expectations of an institution or organization in one or more communities which may be academic, professional, civic, or religious.
The awards typically range from $1500 to $2000.
Eligibility: All doctoral students in English who have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and who will not graduate in the calendar year of the award process (May, August, or December 2013).
Nomination Process: A letter of nomination from faculty, staff, colleagues, community members, or self (not to exceed 500 words) describing the nominee's service and impact on one or more communities. A statement from the nominated doctoral student that details the types and degree of service and the recipients and/or communities who have benefited from this service and that also explains his/her philosophy of service (not to exceed 750 words). Any supplemental materials that demonstrate impact.
The Department Head in consultation with the faculty on the Graduate Studies Committee will evaluate the nomination packets and decide the doctoral scholarship recipient.
Deadline for Postmark of 2013 Nominations and Materials:
1 March 2013
Send materials to:
Department of English
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
1111 Spring Garden Street
Greensboro, NC 27412
Cloninger-Stout Family Scholarship Recipients:
PhD: David Rogers
MFA: Jenna Dietzer
Deadline for Submission: March 2, 2012
Students enrolled in graduate degree programs in the English Department are eligible to submit a critical or scholarly essay written for a course at UNCG during Fall 2011. (Theses and dissertations are excluded.) You may submit only one essay, up to 30 pages (double-spaced). Two clean copies of the essay must be submitted to the Director of Graduate Studies. The cover sheet includes title of the essay, your name, the course/professor for which it was written. The title should also appear on the first page of the essay, but not your name, the course/professor for which it was written. Be sure your name does not appear in headers or footers on subsequent pages.
The Director of Graduate Studies oversees the process. Each essay undergoes a "blind submission" and is read by two professors acquainted with the subject. If there is a split decision a third reader evaluates the essay. The foremost essays will then be read by the faculty members of the Graduate Studies Committee. They will select the winner. The winner will be awarded $200.
The English Department is accepting nominations for the Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award. These nominations with supporting documentation are due to the Director of Composition, no later than one week prior to the College deadline. This year, the College deadline is January 27, 2012; therefore, the English department deadline is January 19, 2012.
Faculty members, students, staff, and alumni can make nominations. The Composition Committee will select a recipient for this Award. The recipient will receive $200.
Nominees must be graduate teaching assistants during the 2011-2012 academic year, must be classified as TAs on the PD7 form that is submitted for their assistantship, and have participated in the mandatory TA training arranged by the Graduate School. Nominees should be selected on the basis of the high quality of their teaching as defined by the guidelines for distinguished teaching in the University Handbook for Faculty.
Nominations and supporting documentation must include the following items:
Supplementary Materials to the Teaching Portfolio:
The most competitive teaching portfolios show the connections between the teaching philosophy and classroom pedagogy. The supporting documentation for the portfolio can be up to twenty pages which may include any of the following materials:
Selected winning Graduate Teaching Assistant portfolios from previous award years will be available for review in the English department conference room. Nominees are encouraged to review these portfolios prior to submitting materials.
The teaching portfolio must be prepared by the nominee and is evaluated by the Composition Committee.
Please contact Nancy Myers (email@example.com), Director of Composition at (336) 334-3974 if you have any questions.