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Awards for English Majors

Videos of previous English Nights: English Major Awards and Presentations

Each year the Department of English sponsors a number of awards and scholarships, and also honors its majors by holding readings of students' creative or scholarly work. 

Awards for English Majors
These are usually awarded to graduating seniors and include:

  • Award for Service to the Department for a student who has helped with departmental projects, coordinated events, or organized student clubs that have connection with English studies
  • Award for Lifelong Learning for a returning or continuing student who has shown a steady love of literature, writing, and the pursuit of knowledge.
  • Award for Contributions to the Cultural Life of the Campus for a student who has been actively involved as writer or editor in literary publications, theater, or other literary and artistic events on campus.
  • Award for Excellence in Teaching or Tutoring for a student who has excelled in Teaching Internships, the Writing Associates program, or other teaching experiences
  • Award for an Outstanding Future Educator for a student who has achieved academic excellence while completing a double major in English and Early Childhood, Elementary, or Secondary Education in order to prepare for a career in teaching
  • Award for Academic Excellence for a student who has demonstrated superior ability in and dedication to English studies
  • Dr. Celia Catlett Prize in English The $500 prize will be awarded annually to the best Capstone project by a senior English major, whether he/she graduates in the Spring or mid-year, via a nomination process.  If the Capstone project program is discontinued, the prize will go to the best essay by a senior English major.