Awards

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The Marlee and James Myers Award

For Outstanding Students in the English Department
Prizes totaling approximately $900
Deadline for Submissions: Noon, Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Guidelines:

❖ A brief (1-page) letter of application, outlining their achievements in English Literature courses
❖ An unofficial transcript of their grades up to the latest available term
❖ A representative sample of their work as English Majors/Minors, including but not limited to written essays, digital/multimedia work; critical work that also incorporates creative aspects, etc.

Faculty are encouraged to submit nominate students. Letter, transcripts, and sample exclusively to Emily Woody emw110@pitt.edu.

Inquiries and nominations to Uma Satyavolu at urs2@pitt.edu.

 

The Carol Kay Award

For the best undergraduate essays on: British literature between 1500-1900
Prizes totaling approximately $800
Deadline for Submissions: Noon, Tuesday, January 21, 2019

Guidelines:

❖ Essays must be at least 8 pages long.
❖ Essays may have been written at any point during an undergraduate's career at the Universityof Pittsburgh.
❖ Essays may be submitted by students or their teachers. Faculty are encouraged to submitexcellent student papers, with the permission of the students.
❖ No more than one submission per student. Essays that have won other university-sponsoredawards in prior years are not eligible. Essays must not be submitted simultaneously to other English Department contests.
❖ Cover sheet should include the essay’s title; the author’s address, phone number, and emailaddress; the name of the award for which the essay is being submitted; the name of thecourse, and the instructor for whom the essay was written. The author's name shouldappear only on the coversheet.
❖ Assignment may be included if necessary to clarify an essay.

Submissions by e-mail only, addressed to Emily Woody (emw110@pitt.edu).
Inquiries to Uma Satyavolu (urs2@pitt.edu).

 

The J.K and Gertrude Miller Prize

For Outstanding Students in the English Department
Prizes totaling approximately $875
Deadline for Submissions: Noon, Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Guidelines:

❖ A brief (1-page) letter of application, outlining their achievements in English Literature courses
❖ An unofficial transcript of their grades up to the latest available term
❖ A representative sample of their work as English Majors/Minors, including but not limited to written essays, digital/multimedia work; critical work that also incorporates creative aspects, etc.

Faculty are encouraged to submit nominate students.

Letter, transcripts, and sample exclusively to Emily Woody (emw110@pitt.edu). Inquiries and nominations to Uma Satyavolu urs2@pitt.edu.

 

The James Snead Award

For the best undergraduate essays dealing with one or more of the following: Film, African-American literature, American literature, German literature
Prizes totaling approximately $1700
Deadline for Submissions: Noon, Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Guidelines:

❖ Essays must be at least 8 pages long.
❖ Essays may have been written at any point during an undergraduate's career at the Universityof Pittsburgh.
❖ Essays may be submitted by students or their teachers.
❖ No more than one submission per student. Essays that have won other university-sponsoredawards in prior years are not eligible. Essays must not be submitted simultaneously to otherEnglish Department contests.
❖ Cover sheet should include the essay’s title; the author’s address, phone number, and emailaddress; the name of the award for which the essay is being submitted; the name of thecourse, and the instructor for whom the essay was written. The author's name shouldappear only on the coversheet.
❖ Assignment may be included if necessary to clarify an essay.

Submissions by e-mail only, addressed to Emily Woody (emw110@pitt.edu). Inquiries to Uma Satyavolu (urs2@pitt.edu).

 

Click here to see past Undergraduate Literature Award recipients (2007-2013).