The Humanities Program at Midwestern State University annually grants two scholarships to students who have excelled in their pursuit of either a major or minor in Humanities. A variety of other opportunities exist on campus for Humanities students to be recognized on campus for their scholarly and creative excellence.

 

Campbell Humanities Scholarship awards one Humanities major each year with a $500 cash prize to honor his/her achievements as an active student in the humanities. The award is merit-based and the winner is announced each spring semester. For more information about the award, contact the Humanities Program Coordinator.

 

Khoury Scholarship awards one Humanities minor (with a major in a scientific field, preferably related to medicine) each year with a cash prize up to $1,000 to honor his/her achievements as an active student in the humanities. The award is merit-based and the winner is announced each spring semester. For more information about the award, contact the Humanities Program Coordinator.

 

Vinson Award, hosted by the English Program, grants a $1,000 cash prize for creative writing. To compete for the Vinson Award, current full-time students in good standing can submit their creative writing in either of three categories: poetry, prose fiction, or prose non-fiction. Additional details about the application process can be found here.

 

Student Award for Library Research provides three awards for the top research paper written during academic year. Any MSU student in any field is eligible to apply. The top prize is a $300 gift card; the two runner-up prizes are $125 gift cards. More information about the awards and how to apply can be found on the Moffett Library website here.

 

Metamorphosis: Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity is an online academic journal that publishes the scholarly work of students enrolled in COPLAC (council of public liberal arts colleges) schools. The journal is interdisciplinary and publishes work in a variety of fields, including Humanities. The journal’s current volume can be found here. Please note: the journal accepts submissions on a nomination basis from a faculty council, not directly from students. If you are a Humanities student interested in publishing your academic research in Metamorphosis, please contact tyler.williams@msutexas.edu to discuss the application process and requirements. More information about Metamorphosis can be found on their website.

For Fall publication: 

  • Student submits essay to review committee no later than September 20
  • Review committee meets late September/early October
  • Review committee receives evaluators reports no later than October 20
  • Student resubmits essays with revisions (if needed) no later than November 20
  • Review committee submits essays on students' behalf between Nov. 20 and Dec. 1. 

For Spring publication:

  • Student submits essay to review committee no later than February 20
  • Review committee meets late February/early March
  • Review committee receives evaluators reports no later than March 20
  • Student resubmits essays with revisions (if needed) no later than April 20
  • Review committee submits essays on students' behalf between April 20 and May 1.

 

Voices: Literature and Arts Magazine is a regional arts and literary journal produced and published annually by students and faculty at Midwestern State University. Voices publishes ambitious and imaginative fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, and art from high school, undergraduate, and graduate students in Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Texas. The editors are looking for original creative pieces that paint with imaginative colors, speak with compelling voices, and render characters with dimension and complexity. Visit the magazine’s website for more information and/or contact john.schulze@msutexas.edu.