Making a Gift to the Department of English

Make a Gift to the English Department

The English Department offers five concentrations (Creative Writing, Literature, Professional and Technical Communication, Rhetoric and Language, and Theatre) that serve students’ diverse interests and prepare them for a wide variety of careers. The English major at Tennessee Tech has produced many remarkable graduates who continue to demonstrate the benefits of their Tennessee Tech education. Please support English majors by contributing to one or more of our scholarships. The faculty and students welcome your support and confidence as they continue to dedicate themselves  to furthering the study of literature, writing, communication, and theatre.

Thank you,
Dr. Linda Null
Interim Chair, Department of English

Please consider a gift to the English Department or one of the specific funds listed below. If you wish to donate to the English Department, please click this link and select "English Department" from the dropdown menu. If you prefer to donate to a specific fund, please select "Other" from the dropdown menu and enter the name of the fund. Your gift is truly appreciated!

English Department Funding Opportunities

The Joan Barber Scholarship supports freshman English majors who wish to study English culture and pursue efforts to disseminate British culture.

The Kay G. Ballew Scholarship supports students within the Professional and Technical Communication concentration, in honor of the mother of one of our program’s graduates.

The Robert F. Bode Memorial Scholarship supports the academic career of promising non-traditional students who add to the diversity of the university community.

The Charles Denson Daniel Memorial Scholarship supports a prospective or current junior or senior English major in good standing.

The Sheila H. Officer Scholarship supports a sophomore, junior, or senior English major in good standing. The recipient must maintain a minimum “B” average for renewal of the scholarship.

The Carroll Viera Appreciation Scholarship supports a prospective or current full-time student in good academic standing. The recipient must be an international student or a student from an underserved population. The recipient must demonstrate a desire to master the English language and improve communication skills. The scholarship must be used to advance the recipient’s language abilities.

The William McGill Vaden Scholarship provides support for students in the Professional and Technical Communication concentration in honor of William McGill Vaden and Maxine DeBerry Vaden, both graduates of Tennessee Polytechnic Institute.

The William W. Jenkins Scholarship funds current or prospective students in good standing.

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