The English Department is excited to announce that it is launching a pair of annual scholarships this year.
BHS English Department Diligence Award
An award of $400 for a student who has developed and evolved in his or her English classes at Burlington High School. Students will have to submit two original pieces of any style of writing that they created for an English class at BHS, and explain in a short essay (double-spaced, one page maximum) how they have improved in their English classes throughout their four years at BHS. The focus should be on the growth of the student as a reader, writer, and/or thinker. Students should submit their work to their English teacher or to Mr. Lally in room 316.
Students also need to have completed the Burlington High School General Scholarship application to be eligible for this scholarship.
BHS English Department Clerisy Award
An award of $400 for a student who plans to pursue a degree in Literature, Writing, or Secondary Education with the goal of becoming an English teacher.
Students who have completed the Burlington High School General Scholarship application, and whose declared major is stated above will automatically be considered for this scholarship.
Special thanks to the Art Department, who provided the guidance for the creation of these awards and to BHS alumna Kathleen Hong who provided the inspiration.