The Department of English is pleased to announce the establishment of an award of $250 for the best essay by a senior English major. The award will be presented each spring prior to graduation and will be included officially in the university commencement program. Made possible by a generous gift from an anonymous alumni donor, the award will go to a student whose essay is selected from among those nominated by members of the department faculty.
To be eligible for the English Senior Essay Award, students must be seniors when the essay is written, regardless of their actual graduation date. Senior Essays, essays written as part of an independent study, and comparably substantial essays written for any upper-division seminar in the Department of English are eligible for nomination. The nominated essay, accompanied by a brief description and endorsement, must be received by the director of undergraduate studies no later than March 1 of each academic year.