Section 9. English Department Contests and Awards

The English Department offers several kinds of awards to deserving students. Specific requirements may apply; see the Prizes and Awards page of the Department website for details on these and other awards.

The English Department offers several kinds of awards to deserving students. Specific requirements may apply; see the Undergraduate Staff Advisor for further details on each award.

 

9.1.      William and Marjorie Frost Award

This award, which carries a substantial stipend, is given each year to senior or upper division English majors who demonstrate significant achievement and academic promise. The recipient will be chosen on the basis of both an outstanding paper and a strong academic record. The Department annually announces the requirements and date when applications and papers are to be received for judging, usually early spring quarter.

 

9.2.      Outstanding Achievement as an English Major

A small number of graduating seniors are selected each year for excellence in scholarship and service to the Department.

 

9.3.      Distinction in the Major

Given only to students who have successfully completed the English Department Honors Program. (See section 5.1 above.)

 

9.4.      Kieth E. Vineyard Honorary Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded annually during spring quarter to an undergraduate in recognition of outstanding skills in creative writing. Entry dates are announced during the winter quarter.

 

9.5.     Jenkins-Stark Award

This award is given each year to senior English majors who demonstrate exceptional achievement, scholarship, and academic promise. The recipient will be chosen on the basis of both an outstanding paper and a strong academic record. The Department annually announces the requirements and date when applications and papers are to be received for judging, usually early spring quarter.

 

9.6.     William and Marjorie Frost Memorial Award

This award is given each year to a junior or senior English major who demonstrates exceptional scholarship through a critical or scholarly essay.  The Department annually announces the requirements and date when applications and papers are to be received for judging, usually early spring quarter.

 

9.7.      Other Awards and Contests

Entry dates for other contests & prizes either sponsored by the English Department or held by affiliated departments, such as the annual UC-wide Ina Coolbrith Memorial Poetry Prize, are announced throughout the year.  Be sure to subscribe to the Undergraduate Listserv to get the latest news on these opportunities for majors & non majors!