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
 

Betty June Silconas Poetry Endowment Scholarship

Sussex County Community College

$1,000 July 06, 2022 See Details
 

Betty June Silconas Poetry Endowment Scholarship

Sussex County Community College

award

$1,000

deadline

July 06, 2022
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Francesca A Marx Scholarship

University of California-Los Angeles

$1,000 July 31, 2022 See Details
 

Francesca A Marx Scholarship

University of California-Los Angeles

award

$1,000

deadline

July 31, 2022
See Details
 

Joshua Adrian Garland Memorial Scholarship

Pellissippi State Technical Community College

$1,000 February 28, 2023 See Details
 

Joshua Adrian Garland Memorial Scholarship

Pellissippi State Technical Community College

award

$1,000

deadline

February 28, 2023
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Francisco "Frank" Maestas Memorial Scholarship

New Mexico Highlands University

$500 February 15, 2023 See Details
 

Francisco "Frank" Maestas Memorial Scholarship

New Mexico Highlands University

award

$500

deadline

February 15, 2023
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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
See Details
 

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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John W. And D. Gail McAllister Scholarship

Eastern Oregon University

Varies September 25, 2022 See Details
 

John W. And D. Gail McAllister Scholarship

Eastern Oregon University

award

Varies

deadline

September 25, 2022
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First Generation College of Arts and Humanities

University of Central Florida

Varies October 31, 2022 See Details
 

First Generation College of Arts and Humanities

University of Central Florida

award

Varies

deadline

October 31, 2022
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Garland and Amie Britt Nichols Scholarship

Metropolitan Community College

Varies April 01, 2023 See Details
 

Garland and Amie Britt Nichols Scholarship

Metropolitan Community College

award

Varies

deadline

April 01, 2023
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Jim and Dorothy Carlson Undergraduate Benefit Scholarship

University of California-Los Angeles

Varies July 31, 2022 See Details
 

Jim and Dorothy Carlson Undergraduate Benefit Scholarship

University of California-Los Angeles

award

Varies

deadline

July 31, 2022
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