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New Mexico State University
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of English

Scholarships & Awards- 2010

2010 Award Recipients Jen Bracken Scott and Marc Scott
Jen Bracken and Marc Scott

Each Fall, the English department at NMSU awards a number of scholarships and prizes to outstanding undergraduate and graduate students in our programs.


GRADUATE AWARDS

Vera Newman Rule Endowed Memorial Scholarship
Substantial monetary awards will be given each year to an outstanding master's and doctoral student with the highest GPA. Selected by the Department Head in consultation with the Graduate Studies Committee. No applications accepted.
2010 Recipient: Qiumin Dong (doctoral)
2010 Recipient: Mais Al-Khateeb (master's)

Sutherland-McManus Memorial English Scholarships
$250 awards given annually to graduate students who have written for an English class either 1) the best literary critical essay, or 2) the best work of nonfiction prose (including essays, reports, and electronic documents). Selected by the Graduate Studies Committee.
2010 Recipient: Literary Critical Essay: Floydd Michael Elliott
2010 Recipient: Literary Critical Essay: Julia Smith
2010 Recipient: Nonfiction Prose: Christopher Rosenbluth


Emerson Award
Recognizes outstanding writing by graduate students in English. One Sutherland-McManus award-winning selection will be cited as the Emerson Award recipient. Selected by the Graduate Studies Committee.
2010 Recipient: Floydd Michael Elliott


Charles M. and Pamela S. Sphar Endowed Scholarship
A $500 award for an outstanding female English Department graduate student with a GPA of 3.0 or better in need of financial assistance. Financial need is established through the Financial Aid Office. Selected by the Department Head in consultation with the Graduate Studies Committee.
2010 Recipient: Moushumi Biswas

The Frank Waters Fiction Lectureships
$1000, $750, and $250 awards for three outstanding graduate student fiction writers currently enrolled in the MFA in Creative Writing program. Selected by the Creative Writing faculty.
2010 Recipient: 1st Place: Christopher Rosenbluth
2010 Recipient: 2nd Place: Melanie Sweeny Bowen
2010 Recipient: 3rd Place: Tacey Meginnis

Keith Wilson/Joe Somoza Poetry Prize
In honor of retired NMSU faculty members Keith Wilson and Joe Somoza, $700, $500, and $200 awards for three outstanding graduate student poets currently enrolled in the MFA in Creative Writing program. Selected by the Creative Writing faculty.
2010 Recipient: 1st Place: Robbie Wendeborn
2010 Recipient: 2nd Place: Carrie Murphy
2010 Recipient: 3rd Place: Adam Crittenden

Ruth Scott Academy of American Poets Prize
A $100 award for an outstanding graduate student poet currently enrolled in the MFA in Creative Writing program. Selected by the Creative Writing faculty.
2010 Recipient: Elizabeth Brasher


LOLA Awards

2010 Recipient: Heather Frankland
2010 Recipient: Robert Houghton
2010 Recipient: Phillip Hurst
2010 Recipient: Jeff Pickell
2010 Recipient: Nathan Taylor


English Department Research and Creative Activities Awards
Selected by the Graduate Studies Committee.
2010 Recipient: Melanie Sweeny Bowen
2010 Recipient: Peter Brooks
2010 Recipient: Rachel Gallagher
2010 Recipient: Phillip Hurst
2010 Recipient: Robbie Wendeborn


Organization Symposium Award for Best Presentation
2010 Recipient: Lauren Goldstein

Stuart C. Brown Award for Excellence in Writing and Teaching
2010 Recipient: Marc Scott

Merit-based Enhancement Award
2010 Recipient: Marc Scott


Tuition Fellowship Award

2010 Recipient:
Melanie Sweeny Bowen
2010 Recipient: Kaleb Heinemann
2010 Recipient:
Jen Bracken Scott


Preparing Future Faculty Graduate Assistantship
2010 Recipient: Adriana Caraballo


Watts Outstanding Leadership Graduate Scholarship
2010 Recipient: Heather Frankland


Undergraduate Awards

Vera Newman Rule Endowed Memorial Scholarship
Substantial monetary awards will be given each year to the junior and senior majoring in English with the highest GPA. Selected by the Department Head in consultation with the Undergraduate Studies Committee. No applications accepted.
2010 Recipient: Cameo Contrereas
2010 Recipient: Daniel Jessica Gonzalez

Marion P. Hardman Endowed Memorial Scholarship
Two $400 awards given annually to outstanding juniors or seniors majoring in English. Selected by the Undergraduate Studies Committee.
2010 Recipient: Erin Easley
2010 Recipient: Meagan Higgins


Mary Powell Ambrose Endowed Memorial Award
A $500 award given annually to an outstanding junior or senior majoring in English. Selected by the Undergraduate Studies Committee.
2010 Recipient: Zeltzyn Rubi Sanchez-Lozoya


Joseph H. Forsyth Endowed Memorial Scholarship
A $400 award given annually to one or more juniors majoring in English, New Mexico natives, who have maintained a GPA of 3.5 or better. Selected by the Department Head.
2010 Recipient: Genvieve Des Georges

Dr. Larry L. Wilson Endowed Memorial Scholarship
An $800 award given annually to a New Mexico resident majoring in English, who has maintained a GPA above a 3.0 and who demonstrates need, but is not eligible for financial aid. Preference will be given to a returning student. Selected by the Department Head and the Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences.
2010 Recipient: Sarah Garcia

Sutherland-McManus Memorial English Scholarships
Two $250 awards given annually to the undergraduate students who have written for a English class either 1) the best literary critical essay, or 2) the best work of nonfiction prose (including essays, reports, and electronic documents). Selected by the Undergraduate Studies Committee.
2010 Recipient: Justin Beckham
2010 Recipient: Jessamyn Buttram



Emerson Award
Recognizes outstanding writing by undergraduate students in English. One Sutherland-McManus award-winning recipient will be cited as the Emerson Award recipient. Selected by the Undergraduate Studies Committee.
2010 Recipient: Jessamyn Buttram

Robert A. Wichert Endowed Memorial Award for Creative Writing
$300 awards given annually to the undergraduate students who have written the best fiction, poetry, or drama in an English class. Selected by the Creative Writing faculty.
2010 Recipient: Avra Elliott
2010 Recipient: Paul French


LOLA Awards
2010 Recipient: Leslie Gomez
2010 Recipient: Karen Trujillo


Paideia Essay Contest

2010 Recipient: Rogelio Figueroa


Corinne Peterson Award
2010 Recipient: Julie Harris
2010 Recipient: Lindsey Jones