The Cynthia Wynn Herman Scholarship honors a returning female student, over the age of 25, who has interests in English and Woman's Studies.
The Sven Eric Molin Prize provides an award in funds toward the education of a continuing graduate student in English of exceptional merit.
The Robert Karlson prize provides a monetary award to the year's outstanding graduate student in the English Department's MA programs.
The Dan Rudy Fiction Prize for a single short story of 20 double-spaced pages or less.
The Shelley A. Marshall Fiction Prize for a single short story of 20 doubled-spaced pages or less.
The Virginia Downs Poetry Award is given for a single poem of 60 lines or less.
The Joseph Lohman Poetry Prize is given for a single poem of 60 lines or less.