The American Scholar Prize Application Is Now Open!

The American Scholar Prize Application Is Now Open! The annual American Scholar Prize is a $750 prize awarded to a Cal Poly English major who meets outlined criteria.

“The scholar is that [person] who must take up into himself all the ability of time, all the contributions of the past, all the hopes of the future….[S/]he is the world’s eye. [S/]he is the world’s heart.” -excerpt from the essay, “The American Scholar,” by Ralph Waldo Emerson

The annual American Scholar Prize is a $750 prize awarded to a Cal Poly English major who meets the following criteria:

  • Interest in literature and language – someone who is “lit up” by literature
  • Minimum 3.2 grade point average
  • Junior standing, or senior standing (seniors with at least two quarters left to graduation preferred)

Please submit the application directly to the English Department by Friday, April 27, 2018. The winner will be notified in late May, and the prize will be awarded at the English Department spring graduation ceremony on Saturday, June 16, 2018.

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