Scholarships for English majors have been established in memory of Iver Opstad, Freemann and Marie Hoffland Sampson, Christian E. and Hazel S. Bale, John and Mabel Bale, and Martin and Mary Lou Mohr.
The Dennis M. Jones Endowed Fund for English
Established in 1991 to honor former colleague Dennis Jones, this endowment fund supports student awards, special library purchases, African-American literature, student travel to conferences, and other English department purposes.
The Young Scholars Endowment in English
Established in 2008 to honor the distinguished teaching careers of emeriti professors of English Dennis Jones (deceased), John Bale, Martin Mohr, Mary Hull Mohr, and Harland Nelson (pictured above, along with former English Professor Gracia Grindal, now Professor at Luther Seminary [center]), these funds help Luther’s English faculty to teach and advise Luther students and assist students as they engage with the larger world of English studies. In particular, this endowment fund provides awards to support research experience for students and junior faculty members of the English department. This endowment fund also supplements funds for travel to regional and national conferences for presenting academic and creative work. Susan Hale has provided a generous fund for matching gifts to this endowment.
Friends of the English department have supported a small fund that allows for occasional special needs like conference attendance, campus visitors, and student presentations.