College of Liberal Arts Student Scholarships and Awards

In addition to university scholarships and financial aid, the College of Liberal Arts offers more than 100 college and departmental awards and scholarships. 

The following are just a few of the scholarships available to College of Liberal Arts students. 

  • The Donald Parsons Endowed Scholarship is awarded to an outstanding College of Liberal Arts student in any year who demonstrates financial need.
  • The Ellen Stover Northup Award in International Studies is a need-based scholarship awarded to outstanding College of Liberal Arts students to assist with the costs of studying abroad for one semester, with preference given to students studying abroad for the first time.
  • The James H. Glackin Scholarship is a need-based scholarship for first-year students who exhibit academic achievement in the College of Liberal Arts.
  • The Jane D. Mackler Scholarship is awarded to first-year, sophomore and junior students who demonstrate academic achievement and financial need.
  • The Marie Rittenhouse Masters Scholarship is awarded to College of Liberal Arts students who graduated from the Philadelphia public school system and demonstrate academic achievement.
  • The Nadia Kravchenko Award is given to a nontraditional College of Liberal Arts student pursuing his or her bachelor’s degree.

Learn more about College of Liberal Arts scholarships

Department Scholarships

Department scholarship and award recipients are selected by the department faculty each year. If you have questions regarding departmental awards, contact your faculty advisor.

Scholarships available to undergraduate students in the English BA program include the following opportunities.

  • The Anne S. and Harold M. Zimmerman Award is given to an exemplary English student who has shown leadership among peers. Preference is given to students interested in Medieval English.
  • Established by Loretta and W. Joseph Duckworth, the Loretta C. Duckworth Prize is given to an English major who has excelled in coursework; has consistently selected a rigorous course of study; has shown particular talent at both the process of interpreting literary texts and producing well-argued and well-written papers; and has shown leadership abilities both inside and outside the classroom.
  • The Randy and Samantha Deglin Memorial Award is presented to an outstanding graduating English major who plans to pursue a career in the performing arts.
  • The Robert Marler Award was established in honor of Robert Marler, former chair of the English Department. The award is given to the student who has produced the best undergraduate essay for the academic year.
  • The Robert P. Liversidge, III Memorial Award is given to an English major at any level who demonstrates understanding of the importance of the humanities by taking criticism and analysis seriously and thinking through the consequences of ideas. 
  • The Dr. Tess Sandra Singer Memorial Award is given to a member of the junior class who has shown academic excellence and plans to pursue graduate studies in English.

Learn more about scholarships and awards available to English majors.

Financial Aid

Follow these steps to apply for financial aid. Learn how your student status affects your financial aid options and application process. Read about your educational grant and loan options.

Contact Student Financial Services at or 215-204-2244 with any questions you might have.

Federal Stafford Loans

Applying for federal Stafford loans requires completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). At Temple University, unsubsidized Stafford loans are available to full-time students up to a maximum amount of $20,500 annually.

Federal Work-study

Eligibility for the Federal Work-study Program is based on the applicant’s need as determined by the information on the applicants FAFSA. In addition, students must be enrolled at least half time and maintain satisfactory academic progress. Students are paid biweekly for hours worked.

Learn aid, scholarship and work-study options at Student Financial Services.


For more information or if you have questions about scholarships and awards in the College of Liberal Arts, contact Yolanda Mobley, assistant director for awards management.