Congratulations to all of these excellent students!
This scholarship was established in memory of Jeffrey Baldwin, class of 1972, by his friends, family, and classmates. The recipient must be a declared English major of junior status. The 2011 recipients are Emily Bodtke, Serena Howe, Erin Karlovich, Travis Lacy, and Catherine Simmerer.
Recent Baldwin winners include Rebecca Duberstein, Mary Feeney, Manuel Valle, Emily Wagner, and Anna Williams (2010); Megan Hanney, Betsy Peters, Kiernan Schroeder, Mary Springer, and Philip Zoutendam (2009).
George Oetgen Memorial Scholarship
Established in memory of George Oetgen, former professor of English, this scholarship honors a student who has demonstrated a commitment to the humanities by taking additional courses beyond the College liberal arts requirement in literature, rhetoric, and composition. The recipient does not need to be an English major. This year's recipient is John Burtka, who also held the scholarship in 2010. The 2009 winner was Erin Risch.
Click here for a George Oetgen Memorial Scholarship application.
This award was established in memory of Mark Mason, class of 1987, by his family, friends, and classmates. The recipient must have a double major in English and Biology or an expressed interest in the subjects. The 2011 award winner is Danielle Simpson. Sarah Rogers held the scholarship in 2010.
This prize is given each semester to an English major who exemplifies the department’s mission and purpose. Recent recipients include Anna Williams (Spring 2011) and Manuel Valle and Jessica McCaleb (Fall 2010). Earlier recipients include Betsy Peters and Monica Way (Spring 2010); Kiernan Schroeder (Fall 2009); George Allen and Sarah Paye (Spring 2009); Rebekah Wilhelm (Fall 2008); Laura Calderone and Kjerstin Ostlind (Spring 2008); Elsa Johnson (Fall 2007); Laurel Schamp (Spring 2007); and Kjerstin Ostlind (Fall 2006).
This prize for creative writing (poetry) is a memorial to the daughter of Mrs. Margaret Ambler. This year's recipient is Daniel Spiotta. Recent winners include Raymond Spiotta (2010) and Kathryn McEneely (2009).
This prize honors Mrs. Rose, an alumna of Hillsdale College, a member of the college Board of Trustees and of its Board of Women Commissioners, and a free-lance writer of prose and epigrammatic poetry for syndicated newspapers. It recognizes excellence in narration (personal essay, short story). (Juniors with career plans in writing, media work, or public relations are encouraged to apply.) The 2011 recipient is Andrew Dykstal. Past winners include Megan Hanney (2010) and Elizabeth Retin (2009).
Established by Dr. Jerry Barnes in 2010, this prize is given for "excellence in creating a traditional rhyming poem," a task "requiring intelligence, dedication, broad and deep understanding of the language, sensitivity, [and] hard work."
The 2011 award winner is Victoria Cooney. The 2010 recipient was Cara Burke.
The Margaret Weymouth Jackson Award in Creative Writing (poetry) honors Mrs. Jackson, who attended Hillsdale College from 1911-1914. She continued her literary studies at Indiana University, eventually publishing articles in a variety of media, including The Saturday Evening Post, the Chicago Tribune, and the Toronto Star. This year's recipient is Joel Gehrke. Recent winners include Kathryn McEneely (2010) and Elizabeth Peters (2009).
The Ewing Award (per donor's request) is for women majoring in English with an interest in creative writing (short stories). This year the scholarship goes to Rachael Acheson. Recent recipients include Erin O'Luanaigh (2010) and Megan Hanney (2009).
Named in honor of Edwin Roodhouse, a young serviceman who died in Iraq in December 2004, the Roodhouse Scholarship is awarded to one junior or senior English major with a particular passion for creative writing. The 2011 recipients are Rachael Acheson and Seth Strickland. Past winners include Laura Talcott (2010) and Erin Risch (2009).
© 2007-09 Hillsdale College. All rights reserved.