This scholarship is named for Rogers and Janice Whitener, who were notable for their support of students and of the arts during their years at Appalachian.
The Whitener Scholarship will be awarded annually in the Fall semester for the Spring semester to students enrolled in the English/Creative Writing concentration. Its purpose is to help a creative writing student with financial need and a history of active involvement in creative writing courses and related activities.
For 2017-18, student applications and nominations by creative writing faculty nominations will be accepted through Tuesday, November 14, at 4pm each year. Students should bring their paper application letter to the English Office in an envelope or folder marked as the Whitener Application. Faculty teaching Creative Writing courses, or teaching the academic courses included in the concentration (English 3000, Applied Grammar, and Studies in Short Story, Poetry, or Drama) may submit nominations electronically or on paper to Joseph Bathanti.
Whitener Final Announcement for 2017-2018 (DOC, 29 KB)