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UG Opportunities Student Award Winners

Celebrating our 2020-2021 Award Winners & Departmental Honors Students

In lieu of an in-person reception, the Department is pleased to present a virtual celebration of student work. Prepared in collaboration with UCLA Writing Programs, the celebration includes video testimonials from faculty and personalized slides for each honoree.

To view the 2021 Virtual Awards & Honors Celebration, click here!

2021 Winners

English Department Essay Award

“Authoritarian Education and Mobilization of the Youth in Mark Twain’s A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s  Court

Author: Rania Soetirto
Course: English 177
Instructor: Professor Jonathan Grossman

Barbara Bellow Watson Shakespeare Essay Contest

“Playing the Fool: Textual Variants in King Lear

Author: Jackson Rose
Course: English 150B
Instructor: Professor Stephen Dickey

Thompson Prize for Outstanding Honors Thesis

Animating the Disney Princess: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), Cinderella (1950), and the Evolving Princess Code”

Author: Jy Prishkulnik
Thesis Advisor: Professor Joseph Bristow

Clara Rusk Hastings Scholarship for Excellence in the English 10 Series (2020-2022 recipient)
Justin Huwe

Harold Dee Fox Memorial Scholarship (2021-2022 recipients)
Nicole Hall
Summer Brotman

The Fred and Edith Herman Memorial Prize from The Academy of American Poets
Corinne Leong

The May Merrill Miller Award
Jane Shin

The Olfet Agrama Prize for Creative Writing
Vivien Maida

The Shirley Collier Prize
Noemi Vanslyke

The Christopher Zyda Creative Writing Prize
Woody Brown

The Ruth Brill Scholarship Award
First prize: Saori Borrayo

Second prize: Young Kim

The Shirle Dorothy Robbins Creative Writing Award
First prize: Francisco Javier Garcia

Second prize: Layhannara Tep

The David Wong Louie Memorial Creative Writing Prize
Vivien Adamian

Falling Leave Prize
Tara McNeely