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McDonnell-Millard College Composition Awards

Deadline: February 1

The McDonnell-Millard family established an endowment for the English Department on behalf of Mary Kaye McDonnell-Millard. Mary Kaye was the first in a series of tenure-track hires into our College Composition program. Sadly, shortly after joining our community, Mary Kaye passed away after a courageous battle with cancer. The endowment was created by her family and friends to honor her passion for the teaching of writing and her dedication and contributions to the College Composition Program at Kean University.

  • The Teaching Excellence Award:
    Awarded to Composition Professors for outstanding teaching and service to the program:
    One (1) award to best adjunct faculty in Composition Studies: $1,000
     
  • The Distinguished Student Writing Award:
    First, Second and Third Place Prizes are awarded to students for an outstanding essay written in their First-Year College Composition course 
    Three (3) awards to best students in Composition Studies: 1st $750.00, 2nd $500.00, 3rd $250.00

These awards are given by the School of English Studies. For more information, please contact Professor Lisa Sisler via phone (908-737-0315) or email (lsisler@kean.edu).

General Timeline for the Application and Selection Process

February 2: Names of eligible, qualified students forwarded to Dr. Nelson
February 28: Deadline for submitting application folders
April 5: Recipient(s) identified
April 15: Awards announced

Stephen J. Haselton Memorial Endowment For Excellence in Scholarship in the Senior Seminar: A Student Award

Deadline: February 1

The Stephen J. Haselton Memorial Endowment was established by a $50,000 gift to the Department of English from the Haselton children. This award, a minimum of $2000 total for either one or two students, is given for exceptional written work in the Senior Seminar, the Department’s capstone course. This award is managed by the Department of English. The process for recommending students is as follows:

Senior Seminar faculty from Spring, Summer, and Fall should forward the names of eligible qualified students, along with the titles of their written work and seminar section/term to Dr. Nelson, no later than February 1.

Students who wish to apply should submit the following items in a folder clearly marked with their names to Dr. Charles Nelson, (908-737-0393) in CAS 301. For more information, please contact Dr. Charles Nelson, (908-737-0393) or email (cnelson@kean.edu).

  • A general information page with contact information
  • A KeanWise transcript
  • The Senior Seminar paper
  • General Timeline for the Application and Selection Process

General Timeline for the Application and Selection Process

February 2: Names of eligible, qualified students forwarded to Dr. Nelson
February 28: Deadline for submitting application folders
April 5: Recipient(s) identified
April 15: Awards announced

Foundation Scholarships

W. John Bauer Endowed Scholarship in English

Provides financial support to a full-time upcoming junior or senior who is in the 39-credit English major (which includes both surveys of British & American literature & senior seminar) and who has a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.25 of a possible 4.0.

Walter and Wilda Bauer Endowed Scholarship in English

Provides financial support to a full-time upcoming junior or senior who is in the 39-credit English major (which includes both surveys of British & American literature & senior seminar) and who has a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.25 of a possible 4.0.

Nancy Bauer-Boucher Endowed Scholarship in Elementary Education (K-8) and English

Provides financial support to the full-time upcoming junior or senior Elementary Education major with financial need, whose second major is English with a minimum 3.25 GPA out of a possible 4.0.

Anthony J. Bosco Annual Scholarship in English Literature

Awarded to junior and senior English Literature majors with a minimum 3.0 GPA and a proven financial need.

Dr. Eileen Kennedy Endowed Scholarship in Writing Studies

Awarded to juniors and seniors with a minimum 3.25 GPA and are enrolled in the English Writing program.

The Kean University Foundation Scholarship Application is online from December 1,  2016  through March 1, 2017 (with a priority deadline of February 1 for incoming freshmen). Click here for information on the scholarship process and timelines.

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