- Recipient must be a junior majoring in English, foreign Languages and literatures, philosophy, speech communication, theatre arts or journalism and technical communication who has completed at least 60 credits at the time of application
- Recipient must demonstrate excellence in scholarship or creative activity and unusual potential for achievement
Established in 1953, this endowed scholarship honors Dr. Alfred Westfall, a faculty member from 1913-1953 and Chair of the Department of English from 1926-1953. The award is made possible by contributions from friends, faculty, staff, alumni and the Westfall family, who recognize the importance of scholarships in encouraging students to aim for excellence. The generous gifts from individual members of these various groups allow us to provide financial support for students who have demonstrated superior achievements or skills, thereby encouraging their continued efforts and the overall atmosphere of vigorous research and creativity. The criteria for this scholarship are established at the college level, and a committee of faculty from various departments select the recipient.