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 Weirich.
Alex was a superb argumentative writer and thinker who promised to contribute a great deal to the scholarship of rhetoric and composition studies.
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 must be also be returning for fall and spring of the following year since monies will be distributed 50/50 at the beginning of each semester.
How to apply
Interested applicants should submit:
- a letter of application stating their academic and career goals
- a current transcript
- a writing sample (this can include a term paper, a multimodal text/project, a collection of blog entries, and so on) 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 on our “Scholarships” page, to email@example.com.
Recipients of this award are notified by April 15th.