This website works best with a current browser. Update your browser from

Writing Awards

English Department
277 Fenton Hall
State University of
New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
Ph: (716) 673-3125
Fax: (716) 673-4661


Undergraduate WRITING AWARDS

Spring 2016


The English department announces the following awards and invites submissions from eligible students.

Stay tuned for submission dates.

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.


Page modified 12/7/15