Writing Awards

ENGLISH DEPARTMENT

Undergraduate WRITING AWARDS

Spring 2015

 

The English Department announces the following awards and invites submissions from eligible students by 4 pm on April 13th



Best Paper by a First-Year Student Award ($100):

Best paper written by a first-year student at SUNY Fredonia. 


Best Paper by an Upper-Level Student Award ($100):

Best English paper written outside of ENGL 100 by a student beyond the first year at SUNY Fredonia.


Mary Louise White Book Scholarships ($200 to two first-year students):

Awarded to first-year English majors on the basis of admissions data (which might include financial need) and writing excellence. The entry paper must be 300-500 words, must demonstrate an individual style or voice, the ability to place your own experience in a wider context, and a proficient use of mechanics (grammar, spelling, etc.), and must answer on of the following questions: (1) If you were given $200 to spend on books that were not for school, what would they be and why? (2) Describe how and why a particular book changed your perspective..


Laura D. Foster 1929 Graduates’ Fund Award ($150):

Awarded to an English major (full-time undergraduate with at least junior standing) for the paper best displaying excellence in the study of literature. Preference will be given to papers that focus on the Romantic period (or, more generally, nineteenth-century literature), especially Sir Walter Scott.


Henry Salerno Scholarship ($400):

Awarded to a senior going on to graduate school who has done superior work. Submissions for this award include a personal statement of plans for graduate study (1-3 pages, double-spaced), and scholarly evidence of superior writing (a paper or equivalent). Evidence of acceptance AND enrollment to graduate school (i.e., a copy of registration, etc.) is needed to actually award the money after the student is enrolled.




ONLY ONE SUBMISSION PER CONTEST IS PERMITTED; STUDENTS MAY NOT SUBMIT THE SAME ESSAY FOR MORE THAN ONE AWARD.
Entries should be given to Ms. Diane Bohn in the English dept, 277 Fenton Hall.  No late entries will be accepted. Winners will be selected by a group of English Department faculty members and will be notified no later than April 23rd and presented with awards at the English Department Award Ceremony on May 8th at 4 pm in the Horizon Room, Williams Center. Good luck to all!

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