English department scholarships and awards for 2020-2021


Congratulations to this year's awardees, listed below!

For more information about scholarships and awards in English, see our scholarships and financial aid.

Albert Feigenson Endowed Scholarship Fund:

Suzette Bristol

Erika Carbonara

Jeremy Garrett


Burke Sheill Endowed Scholarship in English:

Seseana Franzen

Mallory Lectk

 Julianne Meiu

Isaac Pickell

Amber Schultz


Composition Program Excellence in Teaching of Writing Award:

Tony DeGenaro


Christopher T. Leland Endowed Scholarship in Creative Writing:

Amy Loji


Daniel Keyes Family Graduate Scholarships in Creative Writing:

Melinda Baker

Megan Jones

Alexandra Smereka


Dustin Rose Memorial Scholarship:

Kaitlyn Ziehm


English Department Award:

Sophia Brown

Bailey Meyerhoff


English Department Undergraduate Service and Leadership Award:

Nakia-Renne Wallace


Frank X. Williams Memorial Annual Scholarship:

Bailey Meyerhoff

Grace Powers


Joseph J. and Mary E. Yelda Endowed Merit Scholarship for English

Ray Arquero

Gledis Bitraj

Christopher Crumley

Claire Dingwall

Noor Jomaa

Rilee Meyers

Vera Shaw

Mohamad Soueidan


Loughead-Eldredge Endowed Fund in Creative Writing:

Justin Hitchcock


Marion K. Ringe Endowed Scholarship:

Marianne Samano


Paul and Barbara Couture Award for Scholarship in Rhetoric and Composition:

Mariel Krupansky


Professor Arnold Goldsmith Annual Scholarship in English:

Jeremy Garrett


Stephen H. Tudor Memorial Scholarship in Creative Writing:

Chance Timm


The Gilbert R. and Patricia K. Davis Merit Scholarship for English:

Louie Alkasmikha

Letrell Henley


Thomas R. Jasina Endowed Scholarship in English:

Suzette Bristol

Erika Carbonara


Writing Awards:

Phillip Lawson Hatch, Jr. Endowed Memorial Writing Competition

(Final Judge: Laval Duncan)

1st Place: Laura Kraftowitz, "Tal's Camel and Other Casualties"

2nd Place: Sarah Williams, "The Things I Never Say"

Honorable Mention: Arianna Smith, "Swirl Girl"


The John Clare Prise in Poetry

(Final Judge: Camille Guthrie, Poet)

1st Place: Robert Laidler, "Epistle"

2nd Place: Shanmin Sultana, "No Comment"

Honorable Mention: Isaac Pickell, "on things you ought to take sitting down"


Tompkins Award in Fiction

(Final Judge: Jess Row, Novelist)

1st Place: Julia Hodgson, "Soft Eyes"

2nd Place: Amy Loji, "The Front Side"

Honorable Mention: Melinda Baker, "Pilgrim Highway"


Tompkins Award in Nonfiction

(Final Judge: Anna Clark, Author)

1st Place: Emily Podwoiski, "Two Essays: On Beauty, Valentine Girls"

2nd Place: Renée McKendrick, "The Photographers"

Honorable Mention: Laura Kraftowitz, "Tal's Camel and Other Casualties"


Tompkins Award in Poetry

(Final Judge: Camille Guthrie, Poet)

1st Place: Tony DeGenaro, "Four Winds, A Fifth Song"

2nd Place: Robert Laidler, "Epistle"

Honorable Mentions: Isaac Pickell, "from the archives"; Alexandra Smereka, "Meditation in Blue"; Renée McKendrick, Two Poems.

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