Awards + Prizes + Scholarships

Endowments made by generous donors allow the English Department to offer many opportunities for its majors and minors to receive recognition and financial aid. Some of these opportunities are open to majors and minors across the university, some are specific to majors in English or a particular field within the department (e.g. Literature, Linguistics, Creative Writing or Professional Writing), and some are restricted to recognize achievements by students at specific stages in their career, in particular kinds of writing, or within various specialized areas of interest.

The categories above take you to the various award, prize, and scholarship opportunities and include detailed information on eligibility and submission requirements for each opportunity. You may apply in more than one category, provided you are eligible and your submission meets the requirements.

The current deadline for English Undergraduate Awards, Prizes, and Scholarship opportunities is March 1, 2024. 

Congratulations to our 2023 Winners!