HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 3, 2012 – Sally Evans, a senior majoring in English writing and studio art, has been selected as the recipient of the 2012 High Point Literary League Scholarship for exhibiting excellence and strength in writing.
Each fall, the High Point Literary League awards one female HPU student with the scholarship, valued at $2,000. The recipient is selected by faculty in the English Department at HPU on the basis of writing skill demonstrated in class work and published work, as well as general contribution to the writing culture on campus.
Evans was awarded the scholarship at the league’s annual luncheon where acclaimed writer Diane Chamberlain, author of 20 novels including, “The Good Father,” “The Midwife’s Confession” and more, served as guest speaker. Evans also had the opportunity to have lunch with Chamberlain and discuss the process of writing and publishing.
“It is really incredible to feel as though I have earned the respect and confidence of HPU’s English faculty, a group of people that I admire so much,” says Evans. “Beyond the financial blessing, this award has made me more confident about my work as a writer and, along with our incredible faculty, has encouraged me to consider submitting my work for literary contests and journals.”
“It was so interesting to meet Diane Chamberlain and to hear how she went from a social worker to a successful novelist, and to talk to her about getting published and finding inspiration,” Evans adds.
“The Ladies’ Literary League luncheon gave Sally the opportunity to talk with a successful writer about her writing process, career and literary works,” says Charmaine Cadeau, assistant professor of English at HPU. “The scholarship represents the English department’s shared belief in Sally’s accomplishments and potential.”