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Awards and Scholarships

2021 English Department Scholarships and Awards

Undergraduate Scholarships and Awards

  • The Frank G. and Nicole McGuire Scholarship for a full-time undergraduate English major with at least 3.2 cumulative GPA. Daniel Marx
    Honorable Mentions: Melanie Ramirez and Haley Flake
  • The Bessie Saslaw Solomon Memorial Scholarship for an English major who has shown a commitment to making a difference in the lives of people in the community. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 overall and 3.5 in the major. Charlie Hilfiker
    Honorable Mention: Sage Delcioppo
  • The Shari Kandell Scholarship for an undergraduate English major who is employed while pursuing their studies. Abigail Quesada-Martir
  • The W. Leonard Newman Award for excellence in writing about film. Charlee Reiff
  • English Department Teacher Education Award for an outstanding undergraduate English Education student. Nathaly Martinez
    Honorable Mention: Charlie Hilfiker
  • W. Bernard Fleischmann Memorial Award for excellence in the study of the humanities. Haley Flake
    Honorable Mention: Hailey Spinks
  • The Anthony Lovasco Shakespeare Award for excellence in Shakespeare studies. Paul Rabasca
  • Elizabeth Dean Eler Memorial Award for an outstanding essay by an undergraduate student focusing on poetry. Juliana Vasile
    Honorable Mention: Hailey Spinks
  • The Janet Holt Award for a full-time undergraduate English major with a GPA of 3.2 or above. Paul Rabasca
    Honorable Mention: Patrick Lynch
  • The Murray Prosky Prize in Irish Literature for an outstanding paper on Irish literature. Evan Dekens
  • The Vivien L. Kwiatek Scholarship for an outstanding undergraduate English major or graduate student. Bernadette Basca, Maddye Belov-Boxer, Reychel Cabarcas, Charlie Hilfiker, Nathaly Martinez, Melanie Ramirez, Giselle Un.

Graduate Scholarships and Awards

  • The Mary Bondon Graduate Scholarship for an outstanding graduate student who intends to pursue a career in teaching English at the high school or college level. Diane Paulson.
  • The Lawrence H. Conrad Memorial Scholarship for an outstanding student who is writing a thesis in American Literature. No winner.

Creative Writing Awards

  • The Johnny Muller Memorial Scholarship in Fiction. Evan Dekens
    Honorable Mention: Perla Landestoy
  • The Tom Benediktsson Award for Poetry. John O’Brien
    Honorable Mention: Evan Dekens
  • The Carter Ross Flash Fiction Award. Ariana Ortiz
    Honorable Mention: Patrick Cao
  • English Department Award for Creative Nonfiction. Evan Dekens
    Honorable Mention: Grace Elizabeth Wilson