Annual Student Awards, Scholarships, and Fellowships
Expository Program Essay Awards are given for essays written in English Expository Writing I and II during the award's academic year and may be submitted by a student's instructor for consideration. Nominated essays should bear the name of the instructor in whose class the paper was written, as well as the name of the student. The instructor's comments should be deleted from the entry. The first prize winner will receive a cash award of $50; second prize winner will receive $25. Additional essays may be singled out for commendation.
Honors Composition Essay Prizes are awarded for student essays written for Honors Composition I and II during the preceding calendar year. Essays may be submitted by their authors. The first prize winner will receive a cash award of $50; second prize winner will receive $25.
The Touchstone Undergraduate Creative Writing Awards are nominated by the editors of Touchstone for the best short fiction and group of poems submitted by KSU undergraduates. Any KSU undergraduate student may submit up to thirty pages of fiction and/or up to ten pages of poetry. Previous first place winners are ineligible. The first prize winner in each category will receive a cash award of $50.
The Clark M. Brink Memorial Essay Awards are two awards given for student essays exhibiting "the highest degree of originality of composition and excellence in handling a topic treating or exemplifying the values of humanistic studies." Competition for the awards is open to all undergraduate students at KSU. The amount of the prize varies from year to year.
The KSU Technical Writing Awards are three awards given for the best final project papers written for English 415 during the previous calendar year. Each English 415 instructor may nominate one paper per class for this award. Funding for this award is provided by the College of Engineering. The winning author will receive a cash prize of $100; second and third place winners will each receive $50.
The Hallam Walker Davis Memorial Scholarship is granted to an undergraduate English major on the basis of the student's academic performance in English. No application is required to be considered for this scholarship. The Hallam Walker Davis Memorial Scholarship amount varies from year to year.
The Kenneth and Martha Chappell Scholarship is awarded to a junior, senior, or fifth-year English major who has a minimum of 3.0 GPA and exhibits financial need. No application is required.
The Lamb Memorial Scholarship recognizes outstanding creative writing students and students who play intercollegiate basketball. The scholarship is granted alternately to sophomore, junior, and senior students who are enrolled in creative writing or who play intercollegiate basketball. Previous winners are ineligible. The Lamb Memorial Scholarship amount varies from year to year.
The Lukens Scholarship is awarded to a sophomore, junior, or senior English major or graduate student in English who, preferably, is also from Mitchell County, Kansas. No application is required.
The Brewster Rogerson Scholarship is awarded to two undergraduate English majors who display financial need and academic excellence. No application is required.
UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE AWARDS
The Cultural Studies Essay Award is given for the best undergraduate or graduate essay on literature or other arts (i.e., film, television, popular culture, or highbrow culture) treated in a way that includes social, political, or economic concerns from the historical time of the work. The Cultural Studies Essay Award amount varies from year to year.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the English Department Office, 108 English/Counseling Services Bldg.; 532-6716