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English Department Writing Awards and Scholarships

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The UNH English Department is accepting submissions for the seven writing awards and scholarships until 3 p.m. Thursday, March 31 in room 113 of Conant Hall.

Any student who is enrolled as full-time at UNH can apply for the seven awards offered. The awards program is run by Professor Thomas Payne and in previous years was run by Professor Janet Schofield. 

Schofield estimates that there are 30 applicants of each genre (fiction, poetry, and nonfiction) for undergraduate students and 15 in each genre for graduate students.

“Not surprisingly, many, but certainly not all who do are English majors,” said Schofield. “Engineering, history, classics majors have been in the mix every year.”

The head of the journalism department, Lisa Miller, estimates that there are between three and eight applicants for the two journalism awards offered.

Most of the awards were established in honor of former students or professors of the university.

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