Scott Soutullo First Generation African American Literature Scholarship

Please note: as of Feb. 16, 2017, this scholarship is now being administered by Project Humanities. Please contact Neal A. Lester for information and application.

Scott Soutullo established this scholarship in 2007 to support undergraduate degree-seeking students interested in African American literature and cultural studies in the Department of English, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. A total of approximately $1,000 will be awarded for the fall semester.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be full-time students (enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours) during the fall semester they receive the scholarship.
  2. Have earned at least 25 credit hours (sophomore standing); the scholarship is open to students who are sophomores, juniors and seniors.
  3. Have a "B" (3.00) minimum cumulative grade point average.
  4. Be English majors in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

It is desired (but not required) that applicants are:

  • First generation college students. The definition of a first generation college student is that neither parent of the student has earned a bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university.

Note: The donor for this scholarship has a preference for those who are first generation college students, but others who are not first generation students are welcome to apply.

This scholarship has an essay requirement which is detailed in the application. 

Previous Recipients:

2015-2016: [No award given]
2014-2015: [No award given]
2013-2014: [No award given]
2012-2013: [No award given]
2011-2012: Anissa Voron 
2010-2011: Ayesha Harrison
2009-2010: 1st place--Catherine Brist  |  2nd place--Kathryn Deschamps
2008-2009: Riki Meier
2007-2008: Ty Fishkind Jacobson