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The English Department proudly offers the following scholarships to deserving students:

The Albert E. Millar Jr. Scholarship honors the life and career of Dr. Al Millar, who taught at Christopher Newport from 1965-2001. Dr. Millar was much beloved, and his wit and wisdom attracted generations of students into the English Department. This scholarship is funded by donations from the Millar family, students, colleagues and friends. It is given to English majors who demonstrate both a desire to study and financial need.

The J. Archie Cornette Scholarship is given semi-annually to honor an English major who has achieved excellence in academic performance and who has also expressed a strong interest in pursuing a career in teaching. This award is funded by Jim and Jennifer Cornette to honor the memory of his father, J. Archie Cornette.

The Teresa Van Dover Scholarship is given in memory of Terry Van Dover, an English major enrolled during the 1980s. After her death her husband solicited contributions from Terry's former employers as well as friends and family in order to establish the award, the criteria for which reflect Terry's interests and circumstances.

The Nancy Gonzales Turner Memorial Scholarship is awarded is to the English major entering his or her final year at Christopher Newport who has the highest overall GPA in the Department.

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