PTS Awards

For the fall, winter, and spring quarters the MA programs in English and Writing and Publishing offer Partial Tuition Scholarships (PTS) to recognize outstanding academic achievement of students in the department’s two graduate programs in English. Partial Tuition Scholarships provide a partial reimbursement for tuition paid for up to two courses per quarter taken toward the MA in English or MA in Writing and Publishing degree. [NOTE: PTS awards can be applied only to courses needed for the MAE/MAWP degree.]

You are eligible to apply for a PTS award if:

  • You have already completed at least two English graduate courses toward your MAE or MAWP degree
  • You are enrolled in one or more English graduate classes for the current winter term
  • You have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.7 or higher
  • You are paying your own tuition and fees (without financial assistance from any grant or scholarship agency or employee reimbursement program, including a Double Demon Award–student loans are okay.)

Please note that only graduate classes offered through the English department (ENG courses) are eligible for PTS funding.  Courses offered through other departments and courses over and above those needed for MAE/MAWP degree completion are not covered by these awards. If you drop a course after receiving a PTS Award for it, you will be required to pay back the amount of the award.

To apply, open the application attachment, save it as a Word document, complete the form, and then send it as an attachment in an e-mail to Ms. Jan Hickey, Assistant Director of Graduate Programs in English, at

You will be notified of an award decision within two weeks after the deadline.

SPRING 2017 APPLICATION DEADLINE: No later than Wednesday, April 5.

Find an application form here, or visit the MAE/MAWP D2L page under ‘content.’