Department Awards and Scholarships
William T. Beauchamp Memorial Award
Presented to a graduating senior for "outstanding service to the vitality of literature on campus."
RosalinD 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 echolastic 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.
CALVIN ISRAEL AWARD
Awarded for excellence in the humanities.
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.
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 junior, announounced in the spring and awarded for his or her senior year. The second is given to sophomore, announced in the spring and awarded for his or her junior year. These special awards are funded through an endowment established by Dr. Rita K. Gollin, Distinguished Professor of English Emerita.
Lucy Harmon Award in Fiction
Agnes Rigney Award in Drama
Mary Thomas Award in Poetry
Jérôme de Romanet de Beaune Award in diversity Studies
Awarded for an outstanding essay on a topic in diversity studies.
JOHN H. PARRY AWARD
Presented for demonstrated ability in literary criticism.
IRENE E. SMITH AWARD
Presented for outstanding performance in freshman writing.
For further information, contact the English Department at (585) 245-5273.