English Department Scholarship

The English Department Scholarship, funded by donations from English faculty, celebrates the outstanding achievement of Moorpark College students in English. The recipient will receive a check for $500 at the annual scholarship ceremony.

This award does not replace or duplicate the Student Writing Awards, funded by Sage Publications, which specifically reward fine writing. Instead, this scholarship recognizes a student’s overall high quality in a range of English classes, including grades, class participation, commitment to English as a field of study, and writing.


  • a minimum of 30 units completed at Moorpark

  •  a minimum of 12 units in English, including at least one advanced literature course (above M01B) or one creative writing course

  • a minimum 3.2 GPA overall, with 3.5 in English classes



  • Faculty gives tear-off information and checklist (at the bottom of this page) to student.

  • Faculty nominates outstanding student in a letter of reference (students do not apply), including: (1) what English (and related ) classes taken, in which semesters, (2) Student's class participation and leadership, (3) quality of writing, and special strengths in English, (4) other relevant supporting information.                               

  • Student writes a personal essay (two pages, double-spaced), discussing his/her interest in English, a list of English classes taken at Moorpark College, plans for further education and career, and any other relevant information.

  • Student submits unofficial transcript verifying criteria.

  • Faculty fills out application (on other side) and forwards packet to department chair.



A panel of three or more instructors will read and rank the applications. The department chair will compile the rankings and forward winner(s) to the Scholarship Office. Student must attend the scholarship ceremony to receive the award.