Basis of Award
Submissions will be judged based on the following criteria:
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.
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, excellent academic standing in the PhD program is the primary criteria. However, the selection committee will give priority to those students who have also established a strong record of service to the program, department, university and/or the surrounding community.
Service contributions might include (but are not limited to): editorial work for the Greensboro Review, serving on the Executive Committee of the English Graduate Student Association, serving as a student member of a department faculty committee, and/or volunteering for local programs such as the Urban Ministries food bank.
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 2016).
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 2016 Nominations and Materials:
1 March 2016
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: Brenta Blevins
MFA: Caitlin McCann
PhD: Melissa Elmes
MFA: Lauren Smothers
PhD: David Rogers
MFA: Jenna Dietzer
Deadline for Submission: March 7, 2016
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 Spring or Fall 2015. (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. 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 College Writing prior to the College deadline. This year, the College deadline is January 24, 2014; therefore, the English department deadline is Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 5:00 PM. Please note that portfolios should now be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org
Faculty members, students, staff, and alumni can make nominations. The College Writing Committee will select a recipient for this Award. The recipient will receive $200.00.
Nominees must be graduate teaching assistants during the 2013-2014 academic year, must be classified as TAs on the PD7 form that is submitted for their assistantship, and must 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, WHICH FOLLOW THE COLLEGE GUIDELINES:
The teaching portfolio must be prepared by the nominee and is evaluated by the College Writing Committee (faculty committee members for 2013-2014 are Risa Applegarth, Maria Sanchez, Jennifer Whitaker, Dana Gierdowski, and Nancy Myers).
Please contact Dr. Nancy Myers, Director of College Writing at email@example.com with any questions.