All award recipients of department awards and scholarship are selected by committee. There is no application process.
The English Department Award for Scholarship
Traditionally presented to a senior English major who has excelled in critical analysis and writing, demonstrating the highest levels of scholarly achievement.
The Michael S. Glaser Award for Creative Writing
Traditionally presented to a student who is both gifted and dedicated to the craft of writing, who has striven to hone his or her skills while at St. Mary’s, and who shows promise of future, lifelong creative achievement.
The Margaret Eagle Dixon Award in Literature
Traditionally presented to the senior English major who has contributed the most to the English program through service to the department, the college, and his or her peers.
Edward T. Lewis Poetry Award
Established in 1993 in honor of the ten-year anniversary of Edward T. Lewis’ presidency at St. Mary’s College to recognize promising young poets.
The Mark Twain “Assault of Laughter” Writing Contest and Twain Caption Contest
In the spirit of Twain’s sense of humor and his understanding of its power, The Twain Lecture Series and The Writing Center present the “Assault of Laughter” Writing Contest and the Twain Caption Contest. Entrants will utilize the full power of humor to explore a range of issues affecting society and culture today.