2008 graduate Donovan Tann, an English major, was one of only 15 students nationwide accepted into the competitive Lilly Graduate Fellows Program, which fosters Christian connections in graduate studies.
2013 Scholarship Awards
Ernest G. Gehman Scholarship
For foreign language majors with a qualifying GPA.
- Evelyn Arguenta
- Rebecca Cardwell
- Peter French
- Gladys Fuentes
- Carissa Harnish
- Lanae Kreider
- Matthew Nyce
- Jessica Sonifrank
- Incoming student/s: tbd
Esther Eby Glass Endowed Scholarship
For full-time undergraduate students majoring in the language and literature department.
(This scholarship is part of the Pellman Chair.)
Hubert R. & Mildred Pellman Literature Scholarship
For full-time students majoring in the literature and language department. Priority to English major.
- Jennifer Heishman
- Sarah Parson
- Bianca Lani Prunes
- Incoming student/s: tbd
Pellman & Lauver Scholarship
For humanities students with a teaching vocation.
- Landon Heavener
James R. Bomberger Award for Excellence in TESOL
The James R. Bomberger Award for Excellence in TESOL honors an EMU student who is a senior or junior, minoring in TESOL, whose performance in TESOL classes and practicums has been outstanding. Professor Emeritus Jim Bomberger, who taught English grammar and American literature, founded EMU’s minor in teaching English to speakers of other languages, helped EMU establish links in China and Japan, and was a Fulbright scholar in Liberia.
- 2013 Erica Wagner
Omar Eby Writing Award
The Omar Eby Writing Award honors a senior majoring or minoring in Writing Studies who demonstrates excellence in the craft of creative writing and who provides insightful critique and support for other writers in creative workshops. Professor Emeritus Omar Eby published five books and numerous articles and short stories, some honoring his conservative Mennonite past in Maryland. Generations of EMU students revere him for his realism, sometimes uncomfortable honesty, delightful irreverence and sincere caring for others.
- 2013 Konrad Swartz
Ervie L. Glick Award for Excellence in World Language Study
The Ervie L. Glick Award for Excellence in World Language Study honors the senior and/or junior who has exhibited academic excellence as a Spanish major and has shown a clear sense of call to pursuing graduate work or using his/her language degree in service to the church. German Professor Emeritus Glick taught German, English, French and led cross-cultural groups to Germany and Austria in his relentless pursuit of bringing the world and its languages to his students.
- 2013 Anya Horning
Ray Elvin Horst Award for Excellence in Spanish Education
The Ray Elvin Horst Award for Excellence in Spanish Education honors the graduating senior who has exhibited academic excellence in both Spanish and Education courses and has shown a clear call to the teaching profession. Spanish Faculty Emeritus Horst was known for his unique and innovative teaching methodologies and taught at both the high school and college levels during his illustrious career.
- 2013 Niuvys Pluma-Ferrer
Jay B. Landis Award for Excellence in Literary Studies
The Jay B. Landis Award for Excellence in Literary Studies honors an EMU student, majoring or minoring in English, who completes an essay, research paper, or scholarly presentation for a literature course that exemplifies the components of good literary analysis. Professor Emeritus Landis, beloved by generations of students during a 51-year career, taught writing, speech, literature and other courses. His literature classes included modern poetry, modern drama and Shakespeare.
- 2013 Chris Yoder
Carroll Yoder Award for Teaching Excellence
The Carroll Yoder Award for Teaching Excellence honors an EMU student who is a senior or junior who has demonstrated academic excellence in both literary studies and education courses and has shown a clear call to the teaching profession. Professor Emeritus Carroll Yoder, who taught French, English, and writing, along with mentoring many aspiring teachers, provided his students and colleagues with a powerful example of scholarship in service to others during his thirty-four years in the language and literature department.
- 2013 Brendan Erb