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Avg. Amount Awarded
215
Days
March 1 2022
Application Deadline
No
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Antonette Willa Skupa Turner Scholarship

Description

The Antonette Willa Skupa Turner Scholarship is named after the granddaughter of John and Annie Sadilek Pavelka, prototypes for both Anton and ?üntonia Shimerda in CatherÔÇÖs novel My ?üntonia and Anton and Mary Rosicky in CatherÔÇÖs short story ÔÇ£Neighbour Rosicky.ÔÇØ The scholarship provides financial assistance to a graduate of a Nebraska high school who is planning to enroll as an English or History major at an accredited college or university. Applicants must be high school seniors who are prospective first year college students and plan to continue their education as English or History majors in accredited colleges or universities. Selection is based on intellectual promise, creativity and character of the applicant. The $1,000 scholarship is payable at the beginning of the first year of college and the scholarship is not renewable. For the essay, you must, however, use the following guidelines: Your readers know the selected Cather works quite well, so please do not offer plot summaries. Do not forget to title your paper. The recipient is invited to read his/her essay at the Willa Cather Spring Conference in Red Cloud. The Spring Conference is held annually on the first weekend in June. Details about presentations will be sent to scholarship winners. Illustrate your comments with an occasional quotation from the primary source and include the page number for the quotation. High School Transcript, letter of recommendation from your English or History teacher, the five-page application. Application form can be downloaded from the scholarship site.

Amount Details

$1,000
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Eligibility Requirements

  • CheckmarkMust be an undergraduate student
  • CheckmarkMust attend a university or a four-year college
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  • CheckmarkRestricted to students studying History, Literature/English/Writing

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Contact info@willacather.org
Address Antonette Willa Skupa Turner Scholarship Program, Willa Cather Foundation
413 North Webster Street
Red Cloud, NE 68970