Literature

Literature, most generically, is any body of written works. More restrictively, literature refers to writing considered to be an art form or any single writing deemed to have artistic or intellectual value, often due to deploying language in ways that differ from ordinary usage.

Its Latin root literatura/litteratura (derived itself from littera: letter or handwriting) was used to refer to all written accounts. The concept has changed meaning over time to include texts that are spoken or sung (oral literature), and non-written verbal art forms. Developments in print technology have allowed an ever-growing distribution and proliferation of written works, culminating in electronic literature.

Literature is classified according to whether it is fiction or non-fiction, and whether it is poetry or prose. It can be further distinguished according to major forms such as the novel, short story or drama; and works are often categorized according to historical periods or their adherence to certain aesthetic features or expectations (genre).

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Scholarships for Literature Majors

Bullet name award deadline Link
 

Oregon Literary Career Fellowship

Literary Arts, Inc.

$10,000 August 02, 2024 See Details
 

Oregon Literary Career Fellowship

Literary Arts, Inc.

award

$10,000

deadline

August 02, 2024
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Coker English Recognition Scholarship

Coker College

$3,500 April 01, 2025 See Details
 

Coker English Recognition Scholarship

Coker College

award

$3,500

deadline

April 01, 2025
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Alfred University Competition Scholarship

Alfred University

Up to $2,500 Varies See Details
 

Alfred University Competition Scholarship

Alfred University

award

Up to $2,500

deadline

Varies
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Manuscript Consultations Scholarship

Black Lawrence Press

$1,000 June 22, 2024 See Details
 

Manuscript Consultations Scholarship

Black Lawrence Press

award

$1,000

deadline

June 22, 2024
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Betty June Silconas Poetry Endowment Scholarship

Sussex County Community College

$1,000 July 10, 2024 See Details
 

Betty June Silconas Poetry Endowment Scholarship

Sussex County Community College

award

$1,000

deadline

July 10, 2024
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Vicente Narciso Marcelo Scholarship in English

San Francisco State University

Up to $1,000 November 01, 2024 See Details
 

Vicente Narciso Marcelo Scholarship in English

San Francisco State University

award

Up to $1,000

deadline

November 01, 2024
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Joshua Adrian Garland Memorial Scholarship

Pellissippi State Technical Community College

$1,000 February 28, 2025 See Details
 

Joshua Adrian Garland Memorial Scholarship

Pellissippi State Technical Community College

award

$1,000

deadline

February 28, 2025
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Francisco "Frank" Maestas Memorial Scholarship

New Mexico Highlands University

$500 February 16, 2025 See Details
 

Francisco "Frank" Maestas Memorial Scholarship

New Mexico Highlands University

award

$500

deadline

February 16, 2025
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The Willa Cather Foundation For Student Research Scholarship

Willa Cather Pioneer Memorial and Educational Fund

$400 Varies See Details
 

The Willa Cather Foundation For Student Research Scholarship

Willa Cather Pioneer Memorial and Educational Fund

award

$400

deadline

Varies
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Barbara C. Daring Endowed Scholarship

Eastern Connecticut State University

Varies Varies See Details
 

Barbara C. Daring Endowed Scholarship

Eastern Connecticut State University

award

Varies

deadline

Varies
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