Virginia Hull Diversity and Inclusion Award


The Virginia Hull Diversity and Inclusion Award is given annually to an English major from an underrepresented Ohio State student population who contributes to the inclusive excellence of the university through academics and/or community impact.  The award is open to all underrepresented English majors who are not graduating in the semester in which the award is given. “Underrepresented,” is, of course, a broad and shifting category; it includes, but is not restricted to, students of color, first-generation college students, students who have had to overcome severe social or economic disadvantages, or those with a registered disability. Your application essay should explain how you contribute to the diversity of the English undergraduate community. The judges will take into consideration the overall makeup of the student community in deciding how best to enhance diversity through this award.

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

  1. A completed PDF icon Virginia Hull Diversity and Inclusion Award Application Form.pdf.
  2. An essay of no longer than 750 words explaining how your achievements and efforts qualify you for this award.

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

Selection and Award Process: All applications will be forwarded to the Department of English's Diversity and Inclusion awards subcommittee. The subcommittee will review all applications and determine the winner. The Undergraduate Studies Program Manager will then notify the winner and invite them to attend the awards ceremony, along with up to four guests. The $2,000 scholarship award will be processed after the awards ceremony through the student's university financial account. Generally, the award is paid out in two equal installments over the following two semesters.

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