Award recipients are required to major in English. They will also participate in community outreach projects and campus literary events.
Literature Pre-screening Materials
Candidates for the literature merit scholarship should submit the following:
- a one-page letter explaining why you are interested in the program and what skills or interest you would offer Bucknell's community
- a writing sample of literary criticism that explores one or more texts from the genres of poetry, prose, or drama (1,500-2,000 words, double-spaced, 12 pt font)
- a teacher recommendation that discusses your literary and creative abilities
Send materials by Nov. 15 (Early Decision I candidates) or Jan. 15 (Regular Decision and Early Decision II candidates); using SlideRoom.
Finalists for literature merit scholarships will participate in these on-campus activities:
- individual conversations with faculty from the Department of English.
- lunch with current merit scholars and tours of the department, including Stadler Center for Poetry, Willard Smith Library, and the film production lab.