Stephen Arkin Distinguished Student Award Endowment in English Language and Literature

College of Liberal and Creative Arts
Scholarship awarded for the Spring 2022 semester.

  • Awarding Department: English Department
  • Scholarship Intent: To award a scholarship in memory of Emeritus Professor Stephen Arkin to undergraduate students who are deeply engaged in literary study and aspire to contribute to the public good, and wish to use their SFSU education to further those goals. Students must be enrolled in one of the four undergraduate major concentrations offered by the English Dept.
  • Criteria:
    1. One letter of recommendation from an English Dept. faculty member. Detailed contact information of the recommender should be provided.
    2. A copy of your SFSU unofficial transcript.
    3. Personal Statement: Please respond to the following prompts in 500 words or less:
    a) What specific barriers have you overcome to achieve academic success, and how do you plan to use your SFSU education to contribute to the collective “public good”?
    b) What work beyond the classroom connected to your English major have you engaged in as an undergraduate student at SFSU (e.g. teaching, tutoring, community service learning, mentorship experiences, undergraduate research showcases, conferences, student publications, digital humanities projects, archival research, online writing of any kind, community or online performances)?
    c) How has your life experience influenced your contributions to the classroom, the English department, and/or the campus community here at SFSU?
  • Major: Multiple: English Literature-BA, English Education-BA, English Linguistics-BA and Professional Writing and Rhetoric-BA
  • Class Level: HS Seniors: N/A; Undergrad: Juniors and Seniors ; Grad: N/A
  • Enrollment Status: Continuing SF State Students
  • Enrollment Requirement: Undergrad: 12 UNITS required Grad: N/A
  • Financial Need as determined by the FAFSA and/or CA Dream App: Not a Requirement
  • Citizenship: Any
  • GPA: HS GPA: N/A; Undergrad GPA: 2.5 GPA; Grad GPA: N/A
  • Contact Person: Cynthia Losinsky- English Department
  • Campus Address: HUM 490
  • Street Address: 1600 Holloway Ave., San Francisco, California 94132
  • Phone Number: (415)-338-2660
  • Email: engdept@sfsu.edu
  • Web page: https://english.sfsu.edu/content/scholarships
  • Number of Awards: varies
    • Amount of Awards: * varies
    • Award Term:* varies

Award
$3,000.00
Scopes
English
Deadline
11/02/2021
Supplemental Questions
  1. Please 1 letter of recommendation from an English Dept. faculty member. Detailed contact information of the recommender should be provided.
  2. Please upload current SFSU unofficial transcript.
  3. Please provide a Personal Statement to the following prompts in 500 words or less: a) What specific barriers have you overcome to achieve academic success, and how do you plan to use your SFSU education to contribute to the collective “public good”?, b)What work beyond the classroom connected to your English major have you engaged in as an undergraduate student at SFSU (e.g. teaching, tutoring, community service learning, mentorship experiences, undergraduate research showcases, conferences, student publications, digital humanities projects, archival research, online writing of any kind, community or online performances)?, c)How has your life experience influenced your contributions to the classroom, the English department, and/or the campus community here at SFSU?