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Sigma Tau Delta Midwestern Region Conference submissions due
Sigma Tau Delta Study Abroad Scholarship applications open
Sigma Tau Delta Summer Program Scholarship applications open
Sigma Tau Delta International Convention, Call for Papers/Roundtable Proposals submissions open
Sept. 29 - Oct. 1
Sigma Tau Delta Midwestern Region Conference
Sigma Tau Delta International Convention, Papers and Roundtable Proposal submissions due
Sigma Tau Delta Study Abroad Scholarship applications due
Sigma Tau Delta Summer Program Scholarship applications due
Project Grant applications due
Outstanding Chapter Award applications due
Outstanding Literary Arts Journal Award applications due
Elaine W. Hughes Outstanding Sponsor Award applications due
Alumni Literary Grant applications due
Gwynedd Mercy University
Alpha Chi Gamma Chapter
Gwynedd Valley, PA
Alpha Chi Delta Chapter
Louisiana State University
Omega Zeta Chapter
Baton Rouge, LA
University of St. Francis
Psi Pi Chapter
Congratulations to this year's winners who have each received a $400 Classroom Library Grant.
Woodworth Middle School
Fond du Lac, WI
Sayre Middle School
East Valley Middle School
South Hills High School
Fort Worth, TX
Summer Program and Study Abroad Scholarship (fall round) applications will be accepted Sept. 12 - Nov. 1, 2016.
All other scholarship applications will be accepted Feb. 1 - April 10, 2017.
The Summer Program Scholarship provides up to $1,000 for the purposes of attending a special summer program, either in the U.S. or abroad, which furthers the applicant's engagement with Sigma Tau Delta's mission. Qualifying summer programs must be at least three weeks in length and no longer than three months. Applicants should demonstrate academic scholarship and chapter service and must explain the relevance of their summer program to fostering their engagement with the English discipline, including literature, language, writing, or literacy.
The Study Abroad Scholarship provides up to $3,000 for the purposes of studying for an academic term or year in a certified, undergraduate program outside the country in which the nominating chapter is located. Applicants should demonstrate academic scholarship and chapter service; they also must explain the relevance of their study abroad program and activities to fostering the discipline of English, including literature, language, writing, or literacy.
Application Deadline: Nov. 1
Chapters may apply for Project Grants of up to $500.
Plan now to join 1,100 Sigma Tau Deltans at our 2017 International Convention, March 29-April 1 in Minneapolis, MN. Over $10,000 will be awarded for student works presented at the convention.
View the convention website to review the call for paper submissions and other convention information. Featured speakers for the 2017 Convention include Marlon James, Megan Mayhew Bergman, and Jeff VanderMeer.
|Important Convention Planning Dates:|
|Sept. 28:||Convention submissions open|
|Oct. 26:||Convention submissions close|
|Nov. 17:||List of accepted roundtables posted|
|Dec. 17:||List of accepted papers posted|
|Jan. 4:||Early registration opens|
Sigma Tau Delta’s annual international convention offers a rare opportunity for academic institutions and professional organizations to promote undergraduate and graduate programs to 1,100 upper-level English honors students from across the US and abroad. A limited number of 2016 Convention program advertising opportunities are being offered. And, in addition to your ad in the printed program, your school or organization will be listed as a convention sponsor, with your logo and program and/or service description featured on the englishconvention.org website, where thousands of viewers have access to your information. Ads will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis through December 1, 2016, or until all advertising space has been reserved.
The Common Reader selected for the 2016-2017 academic year is Almost Famous Women, by Megan Mayhew Bergman. The first step to participate in the Common Reader project is to read the book. It is available at most libraries and major bookstores, including our partner Better World Books. Next, begin exploring these opportunities:
Participating in regional events is a great way to connect with other members of Sigma Tau Delta, make new professional contacts, expand your knowledge, and gain valuable experience presenting papers. View upcoming events on the Regional Events page. Check back often for new developments.