English Department 2018-2019 Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to this year’s winners of the English Department Scholarships — Hannah Colvin, Caroline Nall, Bethany Fitts, Eli Morgan, and Malerie Lovejoy! Scroll down to find out more about the awards and recipients.


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Hannah Colvin — Winner of the Virginia Morgan Scholarship

This scholarship is confirmation that I should have been an English major since the beginning of my college career, rather than being humbled weekly by the Biology department for some time. I have always had a love for reading and writing. I feel incredibly honored to study under some of the most creative and intelligent professors that have strengthened my passion for literature to a level I never dreamt possible.” –HC

The Virginia Morgan Scholarship is awarded to a full-time undergraduate English major with an overall GPA of at least 3.0 and a 3.5 in English courses at the time of application.


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Caroline Nall — Winner of the W. Alton Bryant Award

I am so grateful for receiving the W. Alton Bryant Award and greatly appreciate all of the wonderful experiences I have had in the English Department. Through my English classes, I have become a well-rounded, open-minded individual; this is due to all of the caring professors present in this department. I am looking forward to taking many more thought-provoking English classes over the next two years and further developing my appreciation for literature.” –CN

This award was established by Mrs. W. Alton Bryant in memory of her husband, a former member of the English Department and Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs. This award is given to a rising junior English major with at least a 3.0 GPA overall and in all their English courses.


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Bethany Fitts — Winner of the Fayssoux Corneil Campbell Award

“I am so thankful for our English department.  Not only has it deepened my love of literature and learning and helped me grow as a human, but–more than that–it has provided me with so many wonderful role models and mentors.  These professors–among them Dr. Lechler, Dr. Friedlander, Dr. Drew, Dr. Whittington, Dr. Alexander and Dr. Stout–have gone above and beyond to show that they believe in me, and I am thankful for that belief.” –BF

Julian Campbell created this scholarship on May 22, 1996 for his wife Fayssoux, a 1941 graduate, who died of kidney failure in 1995. This award is given to a full-time undergraduate English major, with primary consideration given to students from Warren County, with secondary preference to students from Hinds County, and third preference to students from the State of Mississippi.


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Eli Morgan — Winner of the Dorothy A. Halliday Award

“English has always been something very dear to me, and every class that I have taken here has been an experience in exponential growth and development of my literary skills. Thanks to the aid of this scholarship, I will continue my growth and learning within the following academic year, and for that I am truly grateful. I would also like to thank the educators that have been so kind and supportive in both the process of competing for this scholarship as well as my overall scholastic experience.” –EM

William and Dorothy Halliday of Memphis, Tennessee created an endowment in 2008 to fund the Dorothy A. Halliday scholarship. This award is given to an undergraduate English major with at least a 3.5 overall GPA and a 3.7 GPA in English courses.


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Malerie Lovejoy — Winner of the Elmo Howell British Literature Award

“I am incredibly grateful for the opportunities this department has afforded me. I’m grateful for this scholarship and to Elmo Howell for establishing this scholarship to allow for extended study in British literature, which has always been a great passion of mine. I look forward to this upcoming academic year working on my thesis, which will take the form of a creative writing piece set in England.” –ML

Elmo Howell established this scholarship in 2002 to assist in the study of British literature. This award is given to an undergraduate English major with an emphasis in British literature. Priority is given to student who have completed at least 9 hours of British literature or 6 hours of British literature at or above the 300 level.

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