Brunson Family Graduate Scholarship in Literature (SB0001)

The Brunson Family created the Family Endowment in 1990 to fund a Graduate Scholarship/Fellowship, Department of History, in memory of B. R. Brunson; a Graduate Scholarship/Fellowship for a graduate student in Literature, Department of English, to honor colleagues and students of Luan Brunson Haynes; a Scholarship in International Studies established by Ann Brunson Collins; a Scholarship in Geography and an Endowment for the Center for the Study of Texas Music. Elizabeth Brunson Vickers established the latter two and Luan and John Brunson manage the first two. Dr. Luan Brunson Haynes, Distinguished Professor Emerita, helped found the Women’s Studies Program and Center for Multicultural and Gender Studies. She served as departmental chair from 1972 to 1983 and as Associate Dean of Liberal Arts from 1984 to 1988.

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: If you have further questions, contact Dr. Chevaillier in 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
  3. Will you graduate before Spring 2023?