SCHOLARSHIP

“I feel very honored, particularly because the High Point Literary League is such an incredible group of women…. They do so many wonderful things for the community, in addition to being committed to a love for literature.”

Inspired by Helen Mounts, the Literary League Scholarship was established in 1987 at then High Point College by members of the High Point Literary League. The scholarship recognizes excellence in creative writing and literary areas of study.

Qualified students must be North Carolina residents, with preference given to students studying creative writing or journalism. Recipients are nominated by High Point University’s English Department faculty. Emphasis is placed on students who have demonstrated academic merit and financial need, with preference given to female students who have maintained at least a “B” average in their writing curriculum. At least one scholarship has been awarded annually since 1990, ranging from $800 to $2,500.

2023-2024 Scholarship Winner

Cora Hicks

Cora Hicks is the 2023-2024 recipient of the High Point Literary League Scholarship at High Point University. Cora is a senior double majoring in English and Psychology with a minor in Spanish. Cora is active in the community service fraternity Alpha Phi Omega, the Club Rowing Team, and is a University Ambassador, vice president of Cause for Paws, an Honors Mentor and Tutor, an Honors Scholar, and received first runner up in the North Carolina Poetry Society contest. She also tutors at Kirkman Park Elementary School, where Cora uses her Spanish skills in the school’s Spanish immersion curriculum.

After realizing a need on campus for students to have access to business and dressier attire, Cora helped found Thrift Point. They collect discarded clothing from students and then set up pop-up shops which provide affordable clothing to students. The proceeds are then donated to community non-profits.

Cora has applied for a Fulbright Scholarship and would like to teach in Spain. She plans to attend graduate school in the future. A native of Raleigh, Cora is the daughter of Kimberly and Clay Hicks. She has two younger brothers.

RECENT SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

Rhianna Becker

2022 HPLL Scholarship Winner

Nicole Prince

2021 HPLL Scholarship

Meagan Pusser

2018 HPLL Scholarship Winner

Miranda Keith

2023 HPLL Scholarship Winner

PAST SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

2023

Miranda Keith

2021-2022

Rhianna Becker

2020-2021

Nicole Prince

2019-2020

Raegan Thomas

2018-2019

Megan Pusser

2017-2018

Sarah Anderle

2016-2017

Kaitlyn McCracken

2015-2016

Bria Ballard

2014-2015

Rebecca Irons

2013-2014

Alexandra Love

2012-2013

Sally Evans

2011-2012

Madison Templin

2010-2011

Miah Saunders

2009-2010

Nicole Eak

2008-2009

Nicole Eak
Pamela Haynes

2007-2008

Nicole Eak
Pamela Haynes

2006-2007

Amanda Roberts

2005-2006

Rebecca Fleming

2004-2005

Rebecca Fleming
Gena Smith

2003-2004

Jacqueline E. Cheek
Gena Smith

2002-2003

Coleen Doyle
Cathleen Roberts

2001-2002

Donalee Goodrum-White

2000-2001

Celesta M. Laughlin

1999-2000

Sheryl-Lynn Burden

1998-1999

Kristina Juliano
Katherine Mannion

1997-1998

Katrina Yvonne Breitenbah
Susan Sparrow

1996-1997

Katrina Yvonne Breitenbach
Kristen Lynette Long

1995-1996

Tanya Ilyse Lyons
Lori McBrayer Campos

1993-1995

Emily Lefler Speight

1991-1993

Lisa Ann Brown

1990-1991

Jean Michele Williamson Shore