Scholarships & Awards

Scholarships & Awards


Gertrude Spencer Award (also supports English)

Gertrude Spencer Award Awarded annually to English and Writing majors for demonstration of command of the English language in written fiction or non-fiction. Past recipients: Zachary Cooper, 2012/13 Nick Rutter & Luis Medina, 2011/12 Brianna Cihi & Victoria Tousignant, 2010/11 Kate Stone & Julie Silva, 2009/10

Linda K. Shamoon Scholarship in Public Writing

Linda K. Shamoon Scholarship in Public Writing An award for a sophomore of junior Writing major who is committed to public writing/community action and who has a deep understanding of rhetoric as a social good. This student will have demonstrated a willingness to go outside of the classroom and use his or her writing to […]

Stephanie Bounds Award for Excellence in Writing & Rhetoric

Stephanie Bounds Award for Excellence in Writing & Rhetoric An award for an outstanding senior who has demonstrated not just academic excellence, but also rhetorical knowledge, collaboration, craft and the overall “character” of a Writing major.   Past recipients: Ali Sandler & Josh Bannister, 2013 Kayla McGowan & Kristen Noel, 2012 Apphia Duey & Aaron […]

University Excellence Award

University Excellence Award (formerly Presidential Award) This honor goes to a graduating senior in each academic major. Selection is based on grade point average, as well as other criteria determined by the individual department. Criteria for the Writing & Rhetoric department may include rhetorical knowledge, collaboration, craft, textual production, and reflective learning.   Past recipients: […]