In This Issue

  1. 2018 International Convention: Submissions are Open
  2. Scholarship and Internship Stipend Application Dates
  3. Penguin Random House Spring 2018 Internship
  4. Project Grant and Award Application Due Nov. 6
  5. Fall Regional Events
  6. 2018 Convention Advertising Opportunity
  7. 2018 Common Reader Award Opportunities

Welcome Back Reactivated Chapters

Central State University
Upsilon Tau Chapter
Wilberforce, OH

University of Memphis
Psi Omicron Chapter
Memphis, TN

2016-2017 Outstanding Chapters

Congratulations to this year's winners!

Iota Omega Chapter
Franklin Pierce University
Rindge, NH

Nu Theta Chapter
University of Missouri, Kansas City
Kansas City, MO

Alpha Pi Eta Chapter
University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast
Long Beach, MS

Each chapter will receive $500, a plaque, and is eligible for up to $350 in financial assistance to attend the 2018 Convention.

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2018 International Convention: Submissions are Open

Plan now to join over 1,100 Sigma Tau Deltans at our 2018 International Convention, March 21-24 in Cincinnati, OH. Over $10,000 will be awarded for student works presented at the convention.

Visit the convention website to review the call for paper submissions and other convention information. Featured speakers for the 2018 Convention include Cristina HenrÍquez and Mary Norris.

Important Convention Planning Dates:
Oct. 30 Convention submissions close
Nov. 16 List of accepted roundtables posted
Dec. 18 List of accepted papers posted
Jan. 4 Early registration opens

Scholarship and Internship Stipend Application Dates

Application Dates:
Now through Nov. 6 Fall round for Summer Program Scholarship, Study Abroad Scholarship, and Spring Internship Stipend applications accepted
Feb. 1 - April 10 All other scholarship applications will be accepted

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.

The Sigma Tau Delta Spring Internship Stipend offers funding for current undergraduate and graduate student members accepting non- or low-paying spring 2018 internships. This is a competitive program providing a limited number of stipends of up to $1,500 each. The internship must involve working for an organization while being directed by a supervisor/mentor within that organization, and the internship’s duties must be consistent with the applicant’s level of education, area of study, and career goals. Financial need will be taken into consideration in addition to internship length. Applicants are responsible for obtaining and providing verification of the internship.

Penguin Random House Spring 2018 Internship

Sigma Tau Delta internship partnership with Penguin Random House will be accepting Spring 2018 internship through October 10.

The spring internship will run ten consecutive weeks in New York City (NYC) starting February 5. The recipient will work 14 hours per week, earning $13.00 per hour. Sigma Tau Delta will provide the recipient an additional $700 stipend to assist with expenses. Applicants must live 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!

Project Grant and Award Applications Due Nov. 6

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Fall Regional Events

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, and Southern regions on the Regional Events page. Check back often for new developments.

2018 Convention Advertising Opportunity

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. Limited numbers of program advertising opportunities are being offered. By placing an ad in our printed program your school or organization will also:

Ads will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis through November 1, 2017, or until all advertising space has been reserved.

View: 2018 Available Advertising Opportunities

2018 Common Reader Award Opportunities

The Common Reader selected for the 2017-2018 academic year is The Book of Unknown Americans, by Cristina HenrÍquezimg. The first step to participate in the Common Reader project is reading the book. It is available at most libraries and major bookstores, including our partner Better World Books. Next, begin exploring these opportunities: