The Robert W. and Gloria D. Walts Scholarship (SW6328)

The Robert W. and Gloria D. Walts Scholarship honors a Distinguished Professor Emeritus and his wife. Professor Walts came to Texas State in 1959 and chaired the Department of English from 1965 to 1972. He served as President of the Faculty Senate and Acting Dean of the Graduate School. He was named a Piper Professor in 1982. He wrote William Dean Howells and the House of Harper and edited Howells’ Selected Novelle and The American Southwest: Cradle of Literary Art: Theresa Kayser Lindsey Lectures by John Graves, Larry McMurtry, R. G. Vliet, and Lon Tinkle (1981). He was a popular teacher and mentor. During World War II, Gloria Denton Walts served in the U.S. Navy and was awarded a citation for her bravery in 1943. She was a member of Chi Omega International Sorority and Beta Sigma Phi. The Robert W. and Gloria D. Walts Scholarship is available to full-time juniors and seniors.

Students eligible for this scholarship will:

  • Be enrolled and complete coursework as a full time English major student each semester of the academic year for which the scholarship is held. Students graduating Fall term of the academic year for which the scholarship is held are not eligible for the scholarship.
  • 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 consult the English Scholarship FAQ here: https://www.english.txstate.edu/studentres/scholarships.html. If you have further questions, contact Dr. Chevaillier in the English Department at fc@txstate.edu.

Award
Varies
Scopes
College of Liberal Arts, CoLA - English
Deadline
02/01/2021
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
  3. Will you graduate before Spring 2022?