Prizes

See prize winners for Spring 2013 below.

  • FOR GRADUATING SENIORS (STUDENTS ELIGIBLE TO GRADUATE IN THE 2013-2014 ACADEMIC YEAR)
    We are pleased to announce that applications for the Beau J. Boudreaux Poetry Award and the Gene and Etta Silverman Family Award are now available.  These awards are given to graduating senior Creative Writing majors with a minimum 3.0 GPA.  Preference is given to students who intend to pursue a career in writing or academia and wish to supplement their undergraduate degrees with travel and/or advanced study in graduate school.

    Visit /other-scholarship-descriptions/ to learn more about these awards and download the scholarship applications.

    If you have any questions about the scholarship application process, please contact USC Dornsife Admission at (213) 740-5930 or admission@dornsife.usc.edu.

    FOR CURRENT SOPHOMORES (MUST HAVE JUNIOR CLASS STANDING IN 2014-2015)
    The general application for the 2014-15 USC Dornsife Continuing Student Scholarships is available online now.  If you are a current USC Dornsife student with a minimum 3.0 cumulative USC GPA, will be a full-time USC Dornsife undergraduate in 2014-15, and have completed at least one semester at USC, you are eligible to apply.

    Visit /css to access the application and learn more about the general scholarship application process.

    In addition to the general USC Dornsife Continuing Student Scholarships, there are a number of other scholarships for USC Dornsife students which have separate applications, requirements, and deadlines. One of these scholarships, the Mark Greenberg Fellowship in Poetry, is awarded to a Creative Writing major (Poetry emphasis) demonstrating outstanding achievement in poetry who will be a junior in the 2013-14 academic year.  Visit /other-scholarship-descriptions/ to learn more about the Greenberg Fellowship and other scholarship opportunities.

    If you have any questions about the scholarship application process, please contact USC Dornsife Admission at (213) 740-5930 or admission@dornsife.usc.edu.

    GENERAL EMAIL (FOR REGULAR ENGL MAJORS AND OTHER CRWT MAJORS)

    The general application for the 2013-14 USC Dornsife Continuing Student Scholarships is available online now.  If you are a current USC Dornsife student with a minimum 3.0 cumulative USC GPA, will be a full-time USC Dornsife undergraduate in 2013-14, and have completed at least one semester at USC, you are eligible to apply.

    Visit /css to access the application and learn more about the general scholarship application process.

    In addition to the general USC Dornsife Continuing Student Scholarships, there are a number of other scholarships for USC Dornsife students which have separate applications, requirements, and deadlines. Visit /other-scholarship-descriptions/ to learn more about these other scholarship opportunities.

    If you have any questions about the scholarship application process, please contact USC Dornsife Admission at (213) 740-5930 or admission@dornsife.usc.edu.

  • The Beau J. Boudreaux Poetry Award
    Scholarship Application


    The recipient of the award must be a graduating senior who has majored in Creative Writing with an emphasis in Poetry. Applicants must be eligible to graduate in the 2013 – 2014 academic year and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Preference will be given to a student who intends to pursue a career in writing or academia and who wishes to supplement his or her undergraduate degree with travel and/or advanced study in a graduate program.

    To apply, download the application here. Send completed applications to the address listed by 5pm on Friday, May 2, 2014 along with this completed form.

    Send application materials to:
    USC Dornsife Continuing Student Scholarships
    3454 Trousdale Parkway, CAS 100
    Los Angeles, CA 90089-0152

  • The Mark Greenberg Fellowship in Poetry
    Scholarship Application


    The Mark Greenberg Fellowship in Poetry was established by Mark’s sister Elizabeth to reward outstanding achievement in poetry. The recipient of the award must be a junior in the 2014-15 academic year who is majoring in Creative Writing with an emphasis in Poetry. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.

    To apply, download the application here. Send completed applications to the address listed by 5pm on Friday, May 2, 2014 along with this completed form.

    Send application materials to:
    USC Dornsife Continuing Student Scholarships
    3454 Trousdale Parkway, CAS 100
    Los Angeles, CA 90089-0152

  • The Gene and Etta Silverman Family Award
    Scholarship Application for Graduating Seniors


    The Gene and Etta Silverman Family Award was established in memory of Gene, Etta, Candace, and Jamie Silverman, who died in a plane accident on July 17, 1996. Candace attended USC for four years and majored in Creative Writing. The recipient of the award must be a graduating senior who has majored in Creative Writing. Applicants must be eligible to graduate in the 2013 – 2014 academic year and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Preference will be given to a student who demonstrates the ability or desire to further the interests of women and who intends to pursue a career in writing or academia, wishing to supplement the undergraduate degree with travel and/or advanced study in a graduate program.

    To apply, please download the application here. Send completed application to the address listed by 5pm on Friday, May 2, 2014 along with this completed form.

    Send application materials to:
    USC Dornsife Continuing Student Scholarships
    3454 Trousdale Parkway, CAS 100
    Los Angeles, CA 90089-0152

  • USC Libraries Wonderland Award


    The Wonderland Award is an annual multidisciplinary competition that encourages new scholarship and creative work related to Victorian-era polymath Lewis Caroll (1832-1898). The award was established in 2004 with the sponsorship of Linda Cassady.

    The 1st award was made in spring 2005; speaking at that event was the great-granddaughter of Alice, Vanessa St. Clair. Since then, there have been more than 300 student submissions and the success of the program prompted USC to open the competition to students from other Southern California colleges and universities.

    The competition is open to all graduate and undergraduate students in all fields of study, currently enrolled in accredited California colleges and universities. First prize is $2,500 and second prize is $1,500.

    Additional details and the entry form are available here: www.usc.edu/libraries/wonderland. Contact the USC Libraries' Tyson Gaskill at gaskill@usc.edu with any questions about the competition.

  • Many scholarships are offered through the College and the University. Check the following websites for rules and deadlines. 

    Continuing student scholarships:
    http://college.usc.edu/css/

    University-wide scholarships:
    http://www.usc.edu/admission/undergraduate/apply/scholarship.html

    Dean's List:
    http://college.usc.edu/deans-list/

Undergraduate alumni publications pictured above:
Paul Legault, The Emily Dickinson Reader McSweeney's 2012; Becca Klaver, L.A. Liminal Kore 2010; Patrick Ness, Monsters of Men Candlewick 2011; Téa Obreht, The Tiger's Wife Random House 2011; Paul Legault, The Madeleine Poems Omnidawn 2010; Patrick Ness, A Monster Calls Candlewick 2011.

Spring 2014 Prizes





Spring 2013 Prizes

  • USC Dornsife Department of English
  • 3501 Trousdale Parkway
  • Taper Hall of Humanities 404
  • University Park
  • Los Angeles, CA 90089-0354
  • Fax: (213) 741-0377