The ACU Department of Language and Literature offers the following scholarships on a competitive basis. To be eligible, students must be juniors, seniors, or graduate students when applying and must plan to return to ACU in the fall after the scholarship award is announced in the spring. Previous recipients of scholarships are invited to reapply. Award amounts vary from $1000 to $1500 per semester.

The Watson Scholarship
Awarded based on character, scholarship, and financial need. Amounts vary.

The Ellis Scholarship
Awarded to students with unusual potential in the profession of English, whether in writing, teaching, editing, or other areas.

The Mima Williams Scholarship
Awarded to excellent students of Language and Literature with creative and social competence who plan to teach and are good all-around students. Recipients should plan to teach at the college, high school, or middle school level; have a record of compliance with university policies; have an outstanding moral and spiritual reputation; excel academically but also be well-rounded, not strictly an English scholar; and show unusual potential as a teacher. Need is not a factor.

The Jack Welch Scholarship
Award based on character, academic ability, and financial need.

For more information about financial aid available to ACU students, see ACU's office of Student Financial Services.