Prizes

  • 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 current 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 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 upcoming 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 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 current 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 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 2015 Prizes

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