Undergraduate awards

  • Corinne Robinson Peterson Creative Writing Award

Applicants must have enrolled in a creative writing course during the academic year in which the award is given. Applicants must also be a U.S. resident and have a GPA that is a 3.0 or higher.

  • Dr. Larry L. Wilson Endowed Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is given to a New Mexico resident majoring in English with a GPA of 3.0 or better who demonstrates financial need but does not qualify for aid. Preference is given to returning students.

  • Elizabeth Jean Wichert Memorial Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is given to seniors majoring in English. 

  • 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.

  • Joseph H. Forsyth Endowed Memorial Scholarhip

This scholarship is given to juniors majoring in English with a 3.5 GPA or better who are native New Mexicans.

  • Lucille Earnhart Roney Endowed Scholarship

This award is given to students who are majoring in English with an emphasis in Literature, Language, and Culture. Applicants must be juniors, graduates of a high school in Las Cruces, NM, and U.S. citizens. In addition, applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Preference will be given to female students and to students who graduated from Las Cruces High School.

  • Marion P. Hardman Endowed Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is given to outstanding English majors. Seniors and juniors who have completed at least 80 credits by the beginning of the Fall semester will be considered.

  • Mary Powell Ambrose Endowed Memorial Scholarship

This award is given to outstanding English majors. Juniors and seniors are eligible to apply.

  • Paideia Essay Contest

First, second, and third place monetary prizes are awarded to the top ENGL 111 Documented Argument authors. Opportunity to be published in the upcoming edition of the Paideia textbook. Selected by the Writing Program.

  • Robert A. Wichert Endowed Memorial Award for Creative Writing

This award is given to an outstanding undergraduate student in creative writing. 

  • Stuart C. Brown Award for Excellence in Writing Studies

Applicants must be majoring in English with an emphasis in Rhetoric, Digital Media, and Professional Communication.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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