Paulk & Herring English Scholarships

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About

Who

Don Harris, Chuck Holmes, Gerald (Jerry) and Judy Matheny and other friends and former students have established the William E. Paulk Creative Writing Scholarship and the George Herring English Scholarship to provide additional financial support to WCU students majoring in English, and to honor two of our favorite and most influential professors.

What

The William E. Paulk Creative Writing Scholarship and the George Herring English Scholarship support Junior and Senior English majors looking to complete their degrees. The Paulk scholarship has an additional preference for those with a concentration in Creative Writing. The Herring scholarship has an additional preference for those with a focus on Shakespeare.

When

The deadline for the scholarships to be fully funded is March 30, 2025.

Where

Click on the “Give Now” button above.

How

Our goal is to have 100 contributors donate $500 total over the next three (3) years. That is only $167 per year. As of this writing 28 friends and former students have donated gifts ranging from $50 to $1,000. Seven have donated more than $500 each. Three exceeded $1,000. Donations of any size are welcome and thankfully accepted.

We have already fulfilled our pledge and have promised to make additional gifts for each new gift of $500 or above.

Join us in supporting current and future English majors while honoring William Paulk and George Herring with your contribution of $500 over the next three (3) years ($167 annually). Be sure to contact your classmates so

they will have the opportunity to participate in this endeavor too. Click “Give Now” above.

Thank you for your support.

Don, Chuck, Jerry, and Judy

PS: Visit the FaceBook page “Students of George Herring” and post your recollections of this unique man. Look for a William Paulk page coming soon.

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Gradhat icon52%Alumni
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Suitcase icon3%Faculty/Staff
Friends icon10%Friends
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