Department of Writing
& Linguistics Awards
Harbuck Memorial Scholarship
Criteria: Recipient should be a Georgia Southern rising sophomore, junior,
or senior majoring in Creative Writing who has maintained a minimum 3.0
grade point average. The recipient must be nominated by professors in the
Department of Writing & Linguistics based on samples of writings produced in
class. The award should be given on a competitive basis. Previous recipients
may submit new work for consideration each year.
Typical Award: $750.00
The Roy F. Powell Creative Writing Awards at Georgia Southern University
Criteria and Description: Named for the first creative writing teacher at Georgia Southern, the Roy Powell Awards for Creative Writing are offered by The Department of Writing and Linguistics to encourage and recognize excellence in creative writing. There are four award categories: Poetry, Fiction, Flash Prose, and Creative Nonfiction. The winner in each category receives a cash award of $75.00, a framed award certificate, recognition at the University’s Honors Day ceremonies, and publication in the campus Arts Magazine, Miscellany. The competition is open to all Georgia Southern University students, both graduate and undergraduate. Guidelines for submissions are available from the Writing and Linguistics Department (912-478-0739).
Dorothy Smith Golden
Award for Teaching Excellence
To recognize for excellence in educational values, sensitivity to and
concern for students' level and learning progress, and integrating the idea
that learning is a complex process incorporating what students know with
what they do with that knowledge. The award will recognize demonstrated
excellence in performance and/or measurable improvement as a teacher in the
Writing & Linguistics Department.
Typical Award: $1,000
Dorothy Smith Golden Faculty Fellowship
Criteria: Award will be presented to a faculty member who is recognized for scholarly
activity that furthers the mission and goals of the Department of Writing &
Linguistics. The Fellowship will provide a minimum of $4,000. The award
should be used to allow the faculty member to take time off for research and
Typical Award: $4,000
Nichols/Hamlet Foreign Travel Endowment
Criteria and Description:
The Endowment assumes that an effective study of the English language can no longer be limited to an Anglo/American culture. In this century English language study has become a global and inherently multi-cultural discipline. Thus, the Endowment's annual award of up to $1000 toward foreign travel by a member of either the Literature and Philosophy or Writing and Linguistics Departments will be based upon the following criteria in order listed:
- The multi/cross-cultural nature of the proposal and specific travel proposed.
- The quality of the research proposal presented to the selection committee.
- The ability of the proposal to serve both the researcher and his/her colleagues and students in the department.
- The need of the Department as determined by the selection committee.
- The need of the researcher.
Typical Award: $1,000