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Student Awards 2016-2017

Graduate Awards

Outstanding Graduate Student Awards | View all previous awardees »

  • Stephanie Arhin, MFA Fiction
  • Danielle Badra, MFA Poetry
  • Mary A. Baldwin, Linguistics
  • Benjamin Brezner, MFA Poetry
  • Marissa Carmi, MA Cultural Studies
  • Kerry Folan, MFA Nonfiction
  • Robin Frost, Teaching of Writing and Literature
  • Catherine Lewis, MFA Fiction
  • Bailey Lucero-Carter, Professional Writing and Rhetoric
  • Robbie Maakestad, MFA Nonfiction
  • Justin Petrisek, Literature

Sven Eric Molin Award | View all previous awardees »

The Sven Eric Molin Prize provides $1250 in funds toward the education of a continuing graduate student in English of exceptional merit. 

  • Emily Staudt

Robert Karlson Award | View all previous awardees »

The Robert Karlson prize provides $1250 to the year's outstanding graduate student in the English Department's MA programs.

  • Marissa Carmi

Cynthia Wynn Herman Scholarship | View all previous awardees »

The Cynthia Wynn Herman Scholarship honors a returning female student, over the age of 25, who has interests in English and Woman's Studies. 

  • Tanja Sablosky

Dan Rudy Fiction Prize | View all previous awardees »

The Dan Rudy Fiction Prize for a single short story of 20 double-spaced pages or less.

  • Stephanie Ahrin, Winner
  • John Guthrie, Honorable Mention
  • Robbie Maakestad, Honorable Mention

Shelley A. Marshall Fiction Prize | View all previous awardees »

The Shelley A. Marshall Fiction Prize for a single short story of 20 doubled-spaced pages or less.

  • Joey Kuhn, Winner

Mary Roberts Rinehart Fiction Award | View all previous awardees »

  • Michelle Orabona, Winner
  • Ben Rader, Honorable Mention
  • Sarah Wheeler, Honorable Mention

Mary Roberts Rinehart Non-Fiction Award | View all previous awardees »

  • Sarah Bates, Honorable Mention
  • Katie Branca, Winner
  • Suzy Rigdon, Honorable Mention

Mary Roberts Rinehart Poetry Award | View all previous awardees »

  • Ben Rader, Honorable Mention
  • Madeleine Wattenberg, Winner

Virginia Downs Poetry Award | View all previous awardees »

The Virginia Downs Poetry Award is given for a single poem of 60 lines or less.

  • Laurel Ferretti, Winner
  • Benjamin Brezner, Honorable Mention
  • Darcy Gagnon, Honorable Mention
  • Alexandria Petrassi, Honorable Mention

Joseph A. Lohman III Poetry Prize | View all previous awardees »

The Joseph Lohman Poetry Prize is given for a single poem of 60 lines or less.

  • Emma Bleker, Honorable Mention
  • Emily Green, Winner
  • Claudia Rojas, Honorable Mention
  • Elizabeth Vana, Honorable Mention

Alan Cheuse Fiction Award | View all previous awardees »

  • Stephanie Arhin, Winner
  • Michelle Webber, Honorable Mention
  • Sarah Wheeler, Honorable Mention

Undergraduate Awards

James L. Jackson Award | View all previous awardees »

The James L. Jackson Prize provides funds to support the education at George Mason of a continuing undergraduate major in English of exceptional merit.

  • Aryelle M. Young, BFA

Aileen Walls Award | View all previous awardees »

The Aileen Walls Prize provides a prize to an outstanding graduating English major.

  • Kaye C. Scott, BA

Dr. Barry Berkey Personal Essay Award | View all previous awardees »

The Dr. Barry Berkey Personal Essay Award recognizes an outstanding non-fiction personal essay written by a junior or senior undergraduate English major.

  • Emily Green

Graduation with Honors in English | View all previous awardees »

  • Mashayla Roy, May 2017
  • Barbara Brophy, May 2017
  • Zella Christensen, May 2017
  • Ellen Glickman, May 2017
  • Micah Jester, May 2017
  • Elizabeth Vana, May 2017
  • Michelle Webber, May 2017
  • Arthur Wesley, May 2017
  • Rachel Wong, May 2017

Dean's Challenge Award | View all previous awardees »

  • Suzanne Abribat, BA
  • Whitney Olson, BFA
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