In This Issue

  1. Scholarships, Awards, and Project Grants
  2. 2015 International Convention
  3. Fall Regional Events
  4. Officers' Corner: Tips and Tricks

Welcome New Chapters

Pacific Lutheran University
Alpha Upsilon Sigma Chapter
Tacoma, WA

St. Joseph's College, NY
Alpha Upsilon Omicron Chapter
Brooklyn, NY

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Alpha Upsilon Pi Chapter
Urbana, IL

Wenzhou-Kean University
Alpha Upsilon Rho Chapter
Zhejiang, China

Wright State University
Alpha Upsilon Tau Chapter
Dayton, OH

Welcome Back Reactivated Chapters

College of Mount St. Joseph
Phi Omicron Chapter
Cincinnati, OH

Purdue University Calumet
Alpha Iota Nu Chapter
Hammond, IN

University of Puerto Rico, Cayey
Alpha Zeta Alpha Chapter
Cayey, Puerto Rico

WORDY by Nature Blog

Benefits of Studying Literary Theory

A Reader's Take on "From Sand Creek"

Changing Currents in Savannah B

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Scholarships, Awards, and Project Grants

Annually, Sigma Tau Delta offers a variety of scholarships and academic awards valued at up to $5,000 each. Because these opportunities are offered exclusively to Sigma Tau Delta members, applicants who take the time to submit a carefully prepared application have a significantly increased chance of receiving an award.

Scholarships and Academic Awards
Application Deadline: November 10

Sigma Tau Delta uses STARS (Scholarship Tracking and Review System) to simplify and streamline the online submission process for scholarships and academic awards. STARS also alerts students to all application opportunities available to them, increasing their chances of receiving funding. View scholarships and the STARS application process.

Individual Awards, Chapter Awards, and Project Grants
Application Deadline: November 3

Individual Awards are offered for leadership. Chapter Awards include: outstanding chapters, Sponsors, and literary arts journals. Chapters also may apply for Project Grants of up to $500.

2015 International Convention

Plan now to join over 1,000 Sigma Tau Deltans at our 2015 International Convention, March 18-21 in Albuquerque, NM. Over $10,000 will be awarded for student works presented at the convention.

View the convention website for the call for papers and other convention information. Featured speakers for the 2015 Convention include: Gary Soto, Simon Ortiz, and Leslie Marmon Silko.

Please note the following important dates:
Sept. 29: Convention submissions open
Oct. 27: Convention submissions close
Nov. 17: List of accepted roundtables posted
Dec. 17: List of accepted papers posted
Jan. 5: Early registration opens

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 in the Midwestern and Southwestern regions on the Regional Events page. Check back often for new developments.

Officers' Corner: Tips and Tricks

Want a scholarship?

Your first step is to create a STARS account. STARS will tell you which scholarships you are eligible for and guide you through the application process. No need to have all of your application materials ready now; you can save and come back later.