Alex Weirich Memorial Scholarship
In 2000, the Rhetoric, Writing, and Digital Media Studies (RWDMS) area created a memorial scholarship for one of our former graduate students, Alex
Alex was a superb argumentative writer and thinker who
promised to contribute a great deal to the scholarship of rhetoric and
Alex’s research focused on the history of rhetoric,
technology studies, and gender identity. Alex received a Syracuse University
fellowship to the composition and cultural rhetoric doctoral program. He was
attending this program when he died.
The Alex Weirich Memorial Scholarship is awarded to graduate
students in the Rhetoric, Writing, and Digital Media Studies (RWDMS) English MA program. Applicants should
demonstrate outstanding ability and interest in one or more of Alex’s areas of
expertise: history of rhetoric, technology, and/or gender identity.
In order to qualify as a recipient, you must be enrolled in
the Rhetoric, Writing, and Digital Media Studies (RWDMS) area of the graduate English program. You also must be
in your second year of coursework or the equivalent in course hours.
How to apply
Interested applicants should submit:
- a letter of application stating their academic
and career goals
- a current transcript
- a writing sample from one of your Rhetoric, Writing, and Digital Media Studies (RWDMS) courses; this sample must exemplify exceptional writing and thinking
skills in one or more of these areas
Applications must be submitted by the scholarship deadline, which you can find under "Scholarships" in "Financial Assistance," to the following address:
PO Box 6032
Flagstaff, AZ 86011-6032
Recipients of this award are notified by April 15th.