Lalini Shanela Ranaraja, a sophomore from Sri Lanka, won this year's Vázquez-Valarezo Poetry Award.
Scholarships and awards
Naeseth Writing Scholarship
The Naeseth Writing Scholarship is awarded to students who show exceptional promise as writers and English majors. Each year, Augustana awards several Naeseth Writing Scholarships in amounts of $1,000, renewable annually, to students who participate in the Academic Departmental Open House and Scholarship Competitionon campus. The event provides students the opportunity to learn more about the English department and then, write an essay to compete for the scholarship award.
Tredway Library Prize for First-Year Research
The Tredway Library Prize for First-Year Research recognizes an outstanding research paper written by a first-year Augustana student for a class in the Liberal Studies or Honors sequence. The award promotes students' active engagement in the processes of library research and encourages them to synthesize library research skills with the reading, writing and critical thinking skills developed in the first-year sequence.
SAGA is Augustana's art and literary magazine. Each year the editors and review board award more than $2,000 in prize money to the year's best submissions.
Mary Wollstonecraft Writing Award
This award, named in honor of Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797), the English philosopher who wrote the classic text "A Vindication of the Rights of Women," is given annually by the Augustana women's and gender studies program. It is designed to recognize excellence in women's and gender scholarship at the undergraduate level. See details and recent winners.
Eddy Mabry Diversity Award
The Eddy Mabry Diversity Award recognizes academic work by dedicated students who have demonstrated a significant commitment to enhancing multicultural awareness at Augustana. Submissions included works that explore issues related to diversity and multiculturalism such as social class, culture, race/ethnicity, sex/gender, sexuality, disability, and religion.
The Roald Tweet, Dorothy Parkander, and Peggy Anderson Awards
Awarded by the English department at the end of each year to the year's outstanding senior English and creative writing majors.