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  Awards for English Majors 
 

Application materials for the awards for English majors listed below can be collected from the Undergraduate office, Denney 451 (applications are also available electronically). Students do not need to apply for the Denney Award, since this is done by faculty nomination.

The deadlines for completed applications, including letters of recommendation where appropriate, are listed on the Columbus campus English program website; all are due in spring, most in March. Materials should be returned to DE 451. Most awards will be presented at our annual awards ceremony in May; the Honors thesis award will be presented at the convocation in June.

If you have questions, please ask Debra Lowry (lowry.40@osu.edu).

The Helen Earnhart Harley Scholarship in English--$500
To reward and encourage excellence in English studies. The cash award is to be used toward the tuition of an undergraduate student majoring in English, who is a graduate of a Franklin County High School.

The Rosemarie Sena Scholarship in English--$500
To reward and encourage excellence in English studies. The cash award is to be used toward the tuition of an undergraduate student majoring in English.

The Arnold and Frances Shapiro International Scholar Fund--$1,000
To encourage study abroad in English studies. The cash award is to be used toward the tuition and expense of studying in Great Britain or Ireland, either in a summer program or during the regular academic year, by an undergraduate English major.

The Robert E. Reiter Prize for Critical Analysis--$250
Awarded to the best critical essay written in an undergraduate English course in the academic year.

The Academy of American Poets Award--$400
For the best poem or group of poems. Open to graduate and undergraduate students.

The Jacobson Short Story Award--$250
For the best short story by an undergraduate.

The Vandewater Poetry Award--$250
For the best poem or group of poems. Open to graduate and undergraduate students.

The Gertrude Lucille Robinson Award--$250
For the best piece of creative writing by an undergraduate woman.

The Carolina and Michele Citino Undergraduate Poetry Award--$150 1st place; $50 2nd place
For the best poem or group of poems by an undergraduate student.

The Reba Elaine Pearl Burkhardt Roorbach Award in Creative Nonfiction--$50
For the best essay or best nonfiction book chapter by an undergraduate student.

The Denney Award--$500
Given to the outstanding Senior English major. The award carries with it a small personal plaque for the student.

The Honors Thesis Award--$500
Given to the best Honors thesis of the year.

 RELATED LINKS:

 The Seaton Awards

 The Promising Writer Award