In This Issue

  1. Scholarship Application Dates
  2. Project Grant and Award Application Due Dates
  3. 2017 International Convention
  4. Opportunity to Advertise Your English Programs
  5. 2017 Common Reader Award Opportunities
  6. Fall Regional Events

Upcoming Dates

Sept. 9
Sigma Tau Delta Midwestern Region Conference submissions due

Sept. 12
Sigma Tau Delta Study Abroad Scholarship applications open

Sigma Tau Delta Summer Program Scholarship applications open

Sept. 26
Sigma Tau Delta International Convention, Call for Papers/Roundtable Proposals submissions open

Sept. 29 - Oct. 1
Sigma Tau Delta Midwestern Region Conference

Oct. 24
Sigma Tau Delta International Convention, Papers and Roundtable Proposal submissions due

Nov. 1
Sigma Tau Delta Study Abroad Scholarship applications due

Sigma Tau Delta Summer Program Scholarship applications due

Project Grant applications due

Nov. 7
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

Welcome New Chapters

Gwynedd Mercy University
Alpha Chi Gamma Chapter
Gwynedd Valley, PA

Newman University
Alpha Chi Delta Chapter
Wichita, KS

Welcome Back Reactivated Chapter

Louisiana State University
Omega Zeta Chapter
Baton Rouge, LA

University of St. Francis
Psi Pi Chapter
Joliet, IL

Classroom Library Grant Winners

Congratulations to this year's winners who have each received a $400 Classroom Library Grant.

Jenna Marcoe
Woodworth Middle School
Fond du Lac, WI

Lori Webb
Sayre Middle School
Sayre, OK

Lauren Bailey
East Valley Middle School
Nampa, ID

Becca Goodwin
South Hills High School
Fort Worth, TX

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Scholarship Application Dates

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.

Project Grant and Award Application Due Dates

Project Grants
Application Deadline: Nov. 1

Chapters may apply for Project Grants of up to $500.

Individual and Chapter Awards
Application Deadline: Nov. 7

Individual Awards are offered for leadership. Chapter Awards include: outstanding chapters, Sponsors, and literary arts journals.

2017 International Convention

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

Opportunity to Advertise Your English Programs

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.

View: 2017 Advertising Opportunities

2017 Common Reader Award Opportunities

The Common Reader selected for the 2016-2017 academic year is Almost Famous Women, by Megan Mayhew Bergmanimg. 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:

Fall Regional Events

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.