Ellershaw Award for an Outstanding PhD Candidate
The Ellershaw Award was established in 1962 through an endowment from the estate of Edward Ellershaw, an 1889 graduate of the University of Kentucky English department. This generous gift provides scholarships for outstanding PhD students in the English Department at the University of Kentucky.
- 2022: Jessica Van Gilder
William J. Sowder Award for Best Graduate Student Critical Paper
The William J. Sowder Award was established by Dr. William J. Sowder, in honor of his English Department professors, Dr. William S. Ward, Dr. Thomas B. Stroup, Dr. Herman Spivey, and Dr. Hill Shine. Dr. Sowder received his PhD in English from UK in 1956. This generous gift provides an award for the best critical paper written by a graduate student in the English Department at the University of Kentucky.
- 2022: Alex Gergely, Hannah Schultz
Ben Wathen Black Memorial Graduate Scholarship in British Literature
The Ben Wathen Black Memorial Graduate Scholarship in British Literature was established in 2005 in memory of Dr. Ben Black, by his wife, Mrs. Agnes Black, and John Faraci, a former student of Dr. Black. Dr. Black taught English at the University of Kentucky for almost 30 years, and became the assistant dean of the College of Arts and Sciences in 1966. This generous gift in his memory provides scholarships to support English graduate students studying British Literature.
- 2022: Katie Kohls
The Patricia and William Stacy Fellowship was established in 2008 by Patricia and William Stacy. Mrs. Stacy is a graduate of the University of Kentucky English Department. Their generous gift provides scholarships to support English graduate students who show a passion for education and intend to pursue a career in middle or high school teaching, with an emphasis in English.
- 2022: Shannon Branfield
Robert L. Doty English Graduate Support Fund
The Robert L. Doty English Graduate Support Fund was established in 2010 by Professor Robert Doty, an alumnus of the English graduate program at the University of Kentucky and a current professor emeritus at Campbellsville University. His generous gift provides support to excellent graduate students in the English Department at the University of Kentucky.
- 2022: B Bailey, Caitlin Coulter
Lyman T. Johnson Fellowship
The University of Kentucky believes that recruiting and retaining a diverse student body is central to our success as an institution. Diversity may include race, color, ethnic origins, national origins, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, marital status, genetic information, age, veteran status, or physical or mental disability. Towards that goal, the Lyman T. Johnson (LTJ) Diversity Fellowship is available for students entering or enrolled in one of the many programs at the University of Kentucky Graduate School.
- 2020: Erika Simpson, Chantel Kelly