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Penguin Random House Spring 2017 Internship applications due
Far Western Region Conference at California State University, Fullerton submissions due
Lee University Symposium submissions due
Southern Region Conference at the University of North Georgia, Gainesville Campus
Midwestern Region Conference at Central Michigan University submissions due
High Plains Region Conference at Kansas State University
Lee University Symposium
Sigma Tau Delta International Convention, Paper/Creative Work and Roundtable Proposal submissions due
Midwestern Region Blog Contest Submissions Due
Sigma Tau Delta Study Abroad Scholarship applications due
Sigma Tau Delta Summer Program Scholarship applications due
Project Grant applications due
Far Western Region Conference at California State University, Fullerton
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
Midwestern Region Conference at Central Michigan University
Penguin Random House Summer 2017 Internship applications open
Better World Books Fall Book Drive collection ends
Alpha Chi Epsilon Chapter
Alpha Chi Zeta Chapter
Alpha Kappa Mu Chapter
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Lambda Theta Chapter
Plan now to join 1,100 Sigma Tau Deltans at our 2017 International Convention, March 29-April 1 in Louisville, KY. Over $10,000 will be awarded for student works presented at the convention.
Important Convention Planning Dates:
Oct. 26: Convention submissions close
Nov. 17: List of accepted roundtables posted
Dec. 17: List of accepted papers posted
Jan. 4: Early registration opens
Summer Program and Study Abroad Scholarship (fall round) applications are currently being accepted through November 1. Members will have the opportunity to apply for all other scholarships February 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 an 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 in the discipline of English, 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.
Application Deadline: Nov. 7
Participating in regional events is a great way to connect with other Sigma Tau Delta members, make new professional contacts, expand your knowledge, and gain valuable experience presenting papers. View upcoming events in the Midwestern, High Plains, Far Western, and Southern regions on the Regional Events page. Check back often for new developments.
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 U.S. and abroad. A limited number of 2017 Convention program ads are being offered for purchase. 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 featured on the englishconvention.org website and on our new convention app, where thousands of viewers have access to your information. Ads will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Start-up level ads still are available, but likely will sell-out before the November 1, 2016 deadline.
The Common Reader selected for the 2016-2017 academic year is Megan Mayhew Bergman's Almost Famous Women. 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:
This year Sigma Tau Delta’s Student Leadership committee has chosen a philanthropic project to spearhead across the the entire English Honor Societies family—Sigma Tau Delta, Sigma Kappa Delta, and National English Honor Society (NEHS)—Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. The project will help raise funds for book donations to enhance the literacy of children in low-income communities.
The Imagination Library fosters a love of reading among preschool children and their families by providing one specially-selected book each month from birth to the child's fifth birthday. Please consider hosting a fundraising event with your chapter to contribute to this project. The Student Leadership 2016-2017 Service Project page offers details and information on how to submit funds.
Sigma Tau Delta has expanded its internship partnership with Penguin Random House and now will be offering a spring 2017 internship in addition to the existing summer opportunity. Applications for the spring 2017 internship are currently being accepted through October 10, 2016.
The spring internship will run ten consecutive weeks in New York City (NYC) starting in early February, 2017. The recipient will work 14 hours per week, earning $11.00 per hour. Sigma Tau Delta will provide the recipient an additional $700 stipend to assist with expenses. Applicants must be living in or be located within a commutable distance from NYC. Work hours may be arranged to accommodate a student's class schedule.
Take advantage of this opportunity to get your foot in the door of the publishing world and apply today!