The Professor Linda Munk Graduate Futures Scholarship was established in 2020 to support MA students in the Department of English at the University of Toronto. This annual scholarship was created in honour of Professor Emeritus Linda Munk (1937-2013), who was a faculty member in the Department of English until her retirement in 2003. Professor Munk's commitment to excellence, passion for teaching, and love of American prose and poetry inspired her students and colleagues alike.
The Scholarship is awarded based on exceptional academic merit to one full-time MA student. The Scholarship is open to all areas of interest in English Literature, but where all other indicators of excellence are equal, priority will be given to a candidate whose stated area of interest is American literature. No special application is required to be considered for this award - all applications to the MA program will automatically be considered.
The annual value of the scholarship is $20,000
The scholarship may be held in combination with external awards
For annual MA application timelines, please visit our Application information page.
Professor Linda Munk was widely recognized for her passion for literature, especially American poetry of the 18th and 19th centuries, for her teaching and for her outstanding research. She was a Senior Fellow of Massey College and a Member of the Society of Fellows at the University of Durham in England. Among her many publications she was internationally known for The Devil's Mousetrap: Redemption and Colonial American Literature (Oxford 1997) and The Trivial Sublime: Theology and American Poetics (Macmillan 1992). In her later career she became an authority on the works of Northrop Frye. For more information about Professor Linda Munk, please read this U of T News feature by Sean McNeely.
Students interested in applying to the MA who have any questions about this award or the application process should contact: Marguerite Perry, Graduate Assistant at email@example.com.
Recipients of The Professor Linda Munk Graduate Futures Scholarship
Arianna Guaragna, 2023-2024
Roshana Ghaedi, 2022-2023
Karine Hack, 2021-2022