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Scholarships and Awards

Each year the English Department offers a number of scholarships and awards for students. More detailed information about these awards can be obtained from Professor Kathryn Kalinak (undergraduate students) and Professor Barbara Schapiro (graduate students).


RIC President Dr. Nancy Carriuolo
provides the welcome address to
the 2015 English Department
Honors and Scholarship Reception.

Dr. Kathryn Kalinak presents
English major Victoria Parker
with the English Department
Faculty Writing Awards.

The English Faculty Writing Awards: Two scholarship awards for English majors of at least sophomore standing who have submitted portfolios of critical or creative writing and won the annual competition.

The Amy Thompson Memorial Award: One cash award given to a student for work in children's literature.

The Donald F. Lyons Scholarship: One scholarship award for a junior or senior English major who plans to enter teaching and who qualifies for financial aid.

The John J. Salesses Scholarship: One scholarship award to an English major of at least junior standing with a focus in British or American literature and a G.P.A. of at least 3.0.

The Ducey Awards: Multiple awards to recognize substantial achievement by English majors; students are nominated by professors. Award amounts vary depending on level of financial need as determined by the College's Financial Aid Office.

The Jean Garrigue Award: One cash award given to a graduating senior English major who has submitted a portfolio of creative writing and won the annual competition.

The Spencer and Marguerite Hall Award: One cash award given to a graduating senior English major who has exhibited exemplary scholarship and leadership within the English Department.

The Jennifer S. Cook Award: One cash award given to a graduating senior English/Education major who embodies the characteristics of a teacher as demonstrated by Dr. Jennifer S. Cook, a revolutionary teacher and writer who saw her work as a calling.

Graduate Assistantships: Tuition and stipend awarded each year to a graduate student in English.

Page last updated: May 19, 2015