Humanities Writing Scholarship

To apply for a Humanities writing scholarship at Brenau University, applicants majoring in English, History, Political Science, or Conflict Resolution and Legal Studies should submit to the address below a portfolio containing three writing samples from any field of study. Portfolios may include students’ choice of essays written for the Brenau Scholarship Competition, graded papers, creative writing, critical essays, or promising works-in-progress. No essay should exceed eight pages in length, and at least one sample must be writing that has been graded (such as a high school paper).

Students must score at least 550 on the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing portion of the SAT or 24 (Composite) on the ACT to be eligible.

Scholarship recipients will work in the Writing Center or on one of the university’s award-winning publications: The Alchemist newspaper, The Elixir creative writing journal, or The Aurum yearbook.

Recipients must abide by the Honor Code and maintain a 3.0 grade point average to retain
eligibility. The scholarship is renewable.

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Dorothy Chaney Schrader Creative Writing Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to a rising senior whose creative work shows a dedication to imaginative excellence and who is fulfilling at least one of the following:

  • completing a minor in Creative Writing;
  • earning an English major with a concentration in Creative Writing;
  •  serving as an editor or active staff member of the Brenau Elixir;
  • publishing creative work in The Elixir.