2020 Student Awards | English

Graduate Awards

Outstanding Graduate Student Awards | View all previous awardees »

  • Katherine Bentley, MA Literature
  • Kristen Greiner, MFA Nonfiction
  • Lauren Hoerath, MA Professional Writing and Rhetoric
  • Jordan Reich, MA Cultural Studies
  • Katie Richards, MFA Poetry
  • Allie Tunstall, MFA Nonfiction
  • Deborah Van Trees, MA Teaching of Writing and Literature
  • Richard Wentworth, MA Linguistics
  • Mary Winsor, MFA Fiction

Sven Eric Molin Award | View all previous awardees »

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

  • Melissa Howell

Robert Karlson Award | View all previous awardees »

The Robert Karlson prize provides a monetary award to the year's outstanding graduate student in the English Department's MA programs.

  • Shannon Pennell

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.

  • Lauren Davila

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.

  • Melissa Wade

Virginia Downs Poetry Award | View all previous awardees »

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

  • Danielle Williams

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.

  • Eli Vandegrift

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.

  • Sawyer Kressin

Aileen Walls Award | View all previous awardees »

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

  • Julija Pivo, BFA English Award
  • George Wright, BA English Award

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.

  • Sean McBride

OLLI-Mason Scholarship | View all previous awardees »

  • Madison Hoffman
  • Adam Solomon Zemel
  • Zaria Talley