Francis Pledger Hulme Memorial Scholarship

Frances Pledger Hulme grew up in Asheville, North Carolina, in the Smoky Mountain region he celebrated in his first two books of poetry, Come Up the Valley (Rutgers University Press) and Mountain Measure (Appalachian Consortium Press). A Phi Beta Kappa, Fulbright Professor at New Asia College, Hong Kong, and visiting Professor of English Literature at the University of York, England, he taught at Warren Wilson College for fourteen years after his retirement. The Francis Pledger Hulme Scholarship was made possible by the generosity of his sister, Patricia Myrer, long time literary agent at McIntosh & Otis, and her husband, Anton Myrer, the novelist. It is awarded to a rising sophomore majoring in English.