Dr. Barry Berkey Personal Essay Award English

The Dr. Barry Berkey Personal Essay Award recognizes an outstanding non-fiction personal essay written by a junior or senior undergraduate English major. In addition, the student winner is recognized at the College Of Humanities and Social Sciences annual convocation, at the English Department's annual awards reception, and by an award plaque.   This award is made possible by the gift of Barry and Velma Berkey, themselves authors, and generous supporters of George Mason University.

2021 Awardees

Zack Peach

Zack Peach

Sanjana Raghavan

Sanjana Raghavan

2020 Awardees

Sean McBride

2019 Awardees

Emma Beitzel

Lynette Cooney

Fizza Fatima

2017 Awardees

Emily Green

2016 Awardees

Chelsea Cripps

Sharon Freeman

2015 Awardees

Natalie Potell

2014 Awardees

Alexis Sheedy

2013 Awardees

Molly Sullivan

2012 Awardees

Anila Gill

2011 Awardees

Rebecca Dell

2010 Awardees

Mark Hendricks

Nathalie Lawrence

Carolyn Wright