The English Department announced the following scholarship recipients:
Funded by a gift from the Edwin and Dessie Thomas family, these scholarships recognize English majors in their last undergraduate year at BYU.
Mariah Allen Malary Hatch
Jacob Johnson Emily Brown
Funded by the Alberta Huish Christensen family, this scholarship is for juniors or seniors.
Shelby Ward Clarissa McIntire
Clark Creative Writing Scholarship
Given to a freshman creative writing student in honor of LaVerna S. Clark.
Rowe Excellence in Teaching Award
This award recognizes outstanding teaching by graduate students.
Winner: Anna Low Finalist: Devin Theurer
Finalist: Nicole Clawson Finalist: Alison Blackburn
English Teaching Student of the Year
Honors an outstanding English Teaching major completing his or her student teaching experience.
Parley Christensen Scholarship
Funded by the Christensen family to honor the contribution of master teacher and scholar Parley A. Christensen and his wife, this scholarship is given to promising graduate students.
Larson Creative Writing Scholarship
Given to promising creative writing students in the master’s program in honor of poet and professor Clinton Larson and Naomi Larson.
Criterion Award for Literary Criticism
Criterion is BYU’s student journal of literary criticism. The journal releases an annual issue in print and online each late winter/early spring, and a fall online-only issue connected to the BYU English Symposium.
1st place: Erin Ritchie 1st place: Riley B. Haacke
2nd place: Jared Willden 2nd place: Steven M. Hansen
3rd place: Jacob K. Nielsen 3rd place: Genevieve Pettijohn
Locutorium is an online journal dedicated to discussions about the teaching of first-year composition. The essays published in Locutorium are written by first- and second-year graduate students.
1st place: Mari Murdock 2nd place: Christopher Burright
Thayer Freshman Writing Award
Research grant awarded to a graduate instructor who has demonstrated a commitment to the teaching of first-year writing, which recognizes the long-time dedication of Professor Douglas Thayer and the service he provided thousands of first-year writing students.
Orea B. Tanner Scholarship
Funded by the Tanner family and friends in memory of Orea B. Tanner, who was a popular and dedicated teacher in the BYU English Department.
Tammy Lewis Elizabeth Daley Jace Einfeldt
Charlotte Scholl Christian Allred Amie Wambach
Andy Winder Rachael Buchanan Scott Darrington
Rachel Heathcote Rebecca Cazanave
Oleta Bybee Scholarship
Funded by the Oleta Bybee Foundation.
Abigail Nielson Miccah Cozzens
Emily Brown Madeline Buhman