Rita K. Gollin Scholarship for Excellence in American Literature
The Dr. Rita K. Gollin Scholarship provides two awards each year to students who have demonstrated excellence in the study of American Literature. The first is given to a graduating senior. The second is given to a junior, announced in the spring and awarded at the beginning of his or her second year. These special awards are funded through an endowment established by Dr. Rita K. Gollin, Distinguished Professor of English Emerita.
William T. Beauchamp Memorial Award
Presented to a graduating Senior for "Outstanding Service to the Vitality of Literature on Campus."
Rosaline R. Fisher Award
Presented each year for Outstanding Achievement in Student Teaching in English.
Patricia Conrad Lindsay Memorial Award
Presented annually to a Senior in Liberal Arts English for Excellence in Scholastic Achievement and Intellectual Promise.
Hans Gottschalk Award
Presented annually to a Sophomore English major Distinguished for Integrity, Intellectual Curiosity, Academic Achievement and Promise, and Dedication.
Joseph O'Brien Memorial Award
Presented annually to a Senior English major who has exhibited those attributes exemplified in the life and career of our colleague Joe O'Brien: a demonstrated record of academic excellence, a spirit of volunteerism, and a sterling moral character.
John H. Parry Award
Presented for demonstrated ability in Literary Criticism.
Irene E. Smith Award
Presented for outstanding performance in freshman writing.
Natalie Selser Freed Memorial Scholarship
Presented annually to a junior English major who demonstrates academic excellence by earning the highest grade point average within the English major (after completing 21 hours). The scholarship is funded by Dr. Walter Freed in loving memory of his mother.
Lucy Harmon Award in Fiction
Agnes Rigney Award in Drama
Mary Thomas Award in Poetry
Jérôme de Romanet de Beaune Award in African-American Studies
Awarded for an outstanding essay on a topic in African-American Studies.
Calvin Israel Award
Awarded for excellence in the humanities.
For further information, contact the English Department at (585) 245-5273.