The Dorothy Lloyd Gilbert Awards for English Majors
The Dorothy Lloyd Gilbert Awards for English Majors provide financial assistance to deserving English majors for career planning and preparation. There are two separate award categories: the Summer Practicum Award and the Post Graduate Award. The Summer Practicum Award is for rising seniors wishing to pursue further study or internship work in the summer before their final year at Guilford; the Post Graduate Award is for graduating seniors wishing to pursue post-grad study or some other vocational discernment activity crucial to the transition from student to professional. The awards total $25,000.00, with the amount of each individual award determined by the requests of winning applications.
These awards are offered because a generous alumna recognizes the value of academic and professional experiences that enhance opportunities for personal growth and enrichment. The awards are intended to aid English majors in making the transition from student into a career built upon skills learned as an English major at Guilford College. These awards are also intended to foster community and networking within the English major and Guilford College alumni, and carry with them the responsibility to help mentor a new cadre of English majors toward their dream careers.