About the Frease/Colwell Honors Program English Award

Dr. Marcus EmbryFrease

Forrest (“Frosty”) Frease was a faculty member in the Department of English at UNC from 1949 to 1980. After his retirement Frosty and his wife Cynthia established the Frease/Colwell Honors Program Award to recognize an outstanding senior English major. Students are chosen according to the academic promise and ability that they demonstrate in their English courses. Preference is given to students who are also enrolled in the Honors Program.

In order to be considered for the scholarship, students must complete the UNC Universal Scholarship Application by March 1 of each year. You can access the application here:


Students do not need to demonstrate financial hardship, and they do not need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students do not need to write long essays in order to be considered; a short statement responding to the essay question will suffice.

For more information, please contact the Department of English at (970) 351-2971.