English Department Group

Scholarships and Awards


  • The Cole-Taylor Townshend Scholarship is endowed in memory of Lizzie Taylor Cole, Effie Taylor, and Dr. and Mrs. E.G. Townsend. The scholarship is designated for an outstanding English major.
  • Bryan B. and Pauline Larimer Binford Endowed Scholarship was established through the estate of Mr. & Mrs. B.B. Binford of Waco, TX. Mrs. Binford, Class of 1926, was Poet Laureate of Texas until her death. This scholarship will be awarded to a full-time English major. The recipient is also the winner of the Annual UMHB Poetry contest if that person meets all other scholarship requirements.
  • Vann English Scholarships are awarded to upper-level (Junior/Senior) students majoring in English. They are awardedbased on need and merit. The funds are given by members and friends of the William H.Vann and Osee Maedgen Vann family, long-time teachers at UMHB.

Steps to Apply for a Scholarship

  1. Complete application form. We encourage you to apply for all scholarships and awards for which you meet the requirements.
  2. For scholarships, submit two recommendation letters (see application form)
  3. For awards, submit representative work (see application form)