The English and Humanities department sponsors a number of awards and scholarships for which qualified students may compete. Information about these opportunities is usually made available early in the spring semester.
The Ruth E. Trevethan Memorial Endowment Fund was established in 1972 from donations of Ann Lee Trevethan, niece of Ruth E. Trevethan (1908-1972), who was a member of the faculty of York Junior College from 1962 to 1972 and taught writing and American literature, especially the work of Emily Dickinson. The Trevethan Memorial Endowment Fundsupports an annual fellowship that is given to a York College student pursuing a major in the English and Humanities Department who has demonstrated outstanding academic performance.
The Benjamin M. McKulik Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund was established by Aneita McKulik in honor of her husband Dr. Benjamin McKulik, a longtime member of the English and Humanities Department. The scholarship is awarded to an English major who has shown scholarly talent in writing about literature.
The Carraway Scholarship Fund was established by Lisa and Kenneth Carraway to recognize full-time students pursing a major in Professional Writing.
The German American Society of York Scholarship Endowment Fund was created by E. C. (Woody) Spangler, President of the German American Society of York, to award an American citizen, German language student, funds to purchase books.
The Nelie Phillips Brown Memorial Award is given to a deserving student for excellence in English literature. The Chair of the English and Humanities Department shall make the selection using criteria that emphasizes the number of English literature courses taken by the student and academic achievement in these courses.
The Edward T. and Ruth L. Jones Scholarship was established in 2004 to honor the many years of service former department chair Professor Edward Jones gave to York College of Pennsylvania, and his impact on the lives of many York College alumni.