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Awards and Scholarships

2022 English Department Scholarships and Awards

Congratulations to the Winners!

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. Emily Paluba
  • 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. Jayde Worthen
  • The Shari Kandell Scholarship for an undergraduate English major who is employed while pursuing his, her, or their studies.  Preference is given to part-time students employed at least 20 hours per week. Must have at least a 3.0 GPA. Graduating seniors are not eligible. Jack Cummings.
  • The W. Leonard Newman Award for excellence in writing about film. Talia Steinmetz.
  • English Department Teacher Education Award for an outstanding undergraduate English Education student who has met all requirements for acceptance into the English Education Program. Haley Flake
  • Bernard Fleischmann Memorial Award for an English major who has shown excellence in the study of the humanities. Daniel Marx
  • The Anthony Lovasco Shakespeare Award for an English major who has shown excellence in Shakespeare studies. Caleb Knight
  • Elizabeth Dean Eler Memorial Award for an outstanding essay by an undergraduate student focusing on poetry. Recipient must have a minimum GPA of 3.2 or above. Diana Maldonado
  • The Murray Prosky Prize in Irish Literature for an outstanding paper on Irish literature written by a graduate or undergraduate student. Alexander McParland
  • The Vivien L. Kwiatek Scholarship for outstanding English majors. This scholarship is determined based on academic achievement and financial need.  Graduating seniors are not eligiblePlease note: students applying for the Kwiatek must have submitted a FAFSA form to financial aid before March 15. Alfredo Alvarez, Jade Criso, Rashida Estevez, and Danielle McClelland

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. Students must have 8 or more credits remaining in MA program. Kimberly Crooks
  • The Lawrence H. Conrad Memorial Scholarship for an outstanding graduate student who is writing a thesis in American Literature. Students must have 5 or more credits remaining in the MA program. Diane Paulson

Creative Writing Awards