Rosemarie Sena Scholarship in English


This annual award is designed to recognize and encourage excellence in English studies at the undergraduate level. The recipient of this award is recognized at the English Department’s annual awards ceremony in April and receives a $500 scholarship.

Eligibility: All applicants must be pursuing a major in English at The Ohio State University

Application Requirements: Students who meet the above criteria should submit an application consisting of the following:

  1. A completed PDF icon Sena Application Form.pdf.
  2. A personal statement (approximately 750 words) about your ambitions, plans, goals, background and any other information that you think would assist the committee in judging your application. Statements should remain anonymous.
  3. A brief but full description of how you have been and are currently supporting your undergraduate education financially. Be as specific as possible. Statements should remain anonymous.
  4. Letters of recommendation from two course instructors. Course instructors should submit these letters via e-mail to

Submission Procedure: These materials should be emailed as an attachment with the subject line "Sena scholarship application" to No hard copies will be accepted.

Selection and Award Process: All applications will be forwarded to the Sena awards subcommittee by the Undergraduate Studies Academic Program Manager. Current members of the department's Undergraduate Studies Committee will be assigned to serve on this subcommittee by the Director of Undergraduate Studies. The subcommittee will review all application materials, including applicants' advising reports, and will determine the winning application. The Undergraduate Studies Academic Program Manager will then notify the winner and invite that student to attend the department's annual awards ceremony, which takes place in April, along with up to four guests of the student's choosing. The student's $500 scholarship award will be processed after the awards ceremony through the student's university financial account.

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