Ione Dodson Young Endowed Scholarship (SY6338)

The Ione Dodson Young Endowed Scholarship honors a distinguished professor who taught at Texas State from 1955 to 1973 and was very well-known for her courses in nineteenth-century English literature. Professor Young also taught technical writing, directed over fifteen MA theses, chaired the Freshman English Committee, and served as Director of Freshman English for three years. Her reference book, A Concordance to the Poetry of Byron (1965), has long been considered a standard work. The Ione Dodson Young Endowed Scholarship is restricted to full-time upper-level undergraduate or graduate students majoring in English.

Students eligible for this scholarship will:

  • Be enrolled and complete coursework as a full time English major student each semester of the academic year.
  • Be enrolled in at least one English course each semester of the academic year for which the scholarship is held.
  • Maintain at least a 3.0 GPA in the Fall in order to receive the scholarship for the Spring.

If you have any questions about this scholarship, please contact the English Department at

College of Liberal Arts, CoLA - English
Supplemental Questions
  1. Applicants must submit a single PDF with the following in this order:.

    • An essay explaining why you are majoring in English (500 words maximum).
    • Transcript(s) (may be unofficial).
    • 2-3 sentences introducing yourself to the donors.
  2. You must also obtain two letters of recommendation by the deadline. (Please note: English Department Scholarship Committee members may not submit letters of recommendation. Committee members are Elizabeth Skerpan-Wheeler, Deb Balzhiser, Cyrus Cassells, Leah Schwebel, Eric Leake, and Kathryn Ledbetter).
    • Recommender: Name and Email Address