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English Literature Opportunities

Pitt-Greensburg student reading in library


  • Pitt-Greensburg Scholarships
  • The Green Scholar Program

    Faculty members submit proposals nominating students for Green Scholarships. Selection to the program reflects the student’s academic accomplishments and the confidence shown in the student by the faculty member making the nomination. The Green Scholar program is made possible through funding from the Jack Buncher Foundation and the R.K. Mellon Foundation. Four of our majors, Deidre Stuffer, Joseph Saccamago Jr., Megan Hughes, and Rebecca Parker have been awarded funding as Green Scholars to work closely on research projects with our faculty. Deidre Stuffer spoke at the graduation ceremony as valedictorian of the class of 2011, and she won a $5,000 Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship to help support her graduate studies in English literature at the University of Wisconsin - Madison.
  • Junior Essay in Literature Prize
  • McWhinney Junior and Senior Scholarships - One scholarship for a Junior and one for a Senior at Pitt-Greensburg who excels in writing and communication. Must meet GPA requirements: 3.50 or above in major, and 3.25 overall. Must be nominated by English faculty or any senior faculty at Pitt-Greensburg.

    >> Past English Literature student recognition

Career Information

Defining your path to success in English Literature

Clubs/Honor Societies/Organizations

Phi Kappa Phi, the interdisciplinary senior Honor Society.

Sigma Tau Delta, the international English Honor Society.


Students Presenting at Conferences

Each year, our students present their original work at international and regional undergraduate conferences around the country. To be eligible to read their work, students must apply by sending papers or abstracts to conference organizers. When they apply, our English majors are usually successful in placing their work. Our students have established a tradition of presenting their literary research papers, poetry, and creative nonfiction at the annual Sigma Tau Delta International Convention without missing a year since 2006. We typically send between five or seven students to speak and participate in roundtable discussions with other chapters, and in some years this has involved out-of-state travel to Louisville, Minneapolis, St. Louis, New Orleans, and Portland, OR. We had a record of twelve students present their work at the 2006 convention when it was held nearby in Pittsburgh. The next Sigma Tau Delta Convention will be held in Savannah, Georgia in February 2014, and we look forward to active participation from our students. 

Students have also presented papers at regional conferences, including the English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities (EAPSU) Convention, and the Undergraduate Conference in Literature at the University of Pittsburgh's Oakland campus. More information on Sigma Tau Delta's annual international conferences.