Samford University Auxiliary
scholarships and fellowships
Capitalize only those words that are part of the full official name of a scholarship or fellowship—scholarship or fellowship may or may not be included in that package. Below are some examples of well-known scholarships and fellowships.
Rhodes Scholarship, Rhodes Scholar
Fulbright Scholarship, Fulbright Scholar
Graduate Council Fellowship, Graduate Council Fellow
Truman Scholarship, Truman Scholar
Capitalize when referring to the Bible; lowercase in all other instances.
seal, Samford University
The official university seal is used only on programs and official documents related to the board of trustees or the president’s office. Use of the university seal in other situations must be reviewed and approved in advance by the office of the president.
Do not capitalize, unless personified.
The first day of spring is only a week away.
In just two weeks, Spring will work her magic upon the earth!
Do not capitalize the names of semesters or academic sessions or periods (such as registration, orientation or schedule pickup), with the exception of Jan Term.
Many writers and readers don’t understand the semicolon. For that reason, it’s usually best to limit its use. For separating items in a series, the semicolon is sometimes the best option, particularly when space prohibits use of a vertical or bulleted list. But to indicate a break in sentence flow, consider using either the dash or a comma and conjunction.
Use the semicolon to separate items in a series when they are long and complex or when at least one of them involves internal punctuation.
Use the slash to indicate alternatives, not combined ideas:
Wrong: He was the 1997 Student/Scholar of the Year.
Right: He was the 1997 Student-Scholar of the Year.
Social Security number, SSN
Avoid SS# and the redundant SSN#.
Spell out in straight copy, or abbreviate where space is limited. Always use U.S. Postal Service abbreviations in addresses. Do not use postal abbreviations in straight copy.
Exception: For international publications, postal abbreviations may be acceptable.
Alaska (AK), Hawaii (HI), Idaho (ID), Iowa (IA), Maine (ME), Ohio (OH), Texas (TX) and Utah (UT) are not abbreviated in body copy.
state of Alabama
Do not capitalize state unless it is part of the name of an agency or organization.
Preferred over supercede.