Writing Prizes & Awards.
Application information for all opportunities listed below are available in the spring.
Awarded to students for writing poetry.
Established in 2005 to celebrate the rich legacy of Robert Chapman, a distinguished teacher, linguist, lexicographer, medievalist, and poet who taught at Drew from 1966 to 1986, by honoring extraordinary undergraduate achievement and promise in the writing of poetry.
Endowed in 1989 by New Jersey Bell colleagues and family in memory of Chris Goin C’78. Awarded to one or more seniors winning a manuscript contest sponsored by the English department. The manuscript must merit distinction for its substance, style, and imagination.
Endowed in 1998 by the family, friends, colleagues, and former students of this beloved professor emeritus of speech and dramatics and his wife, in celebration of their lifelong nurture of esteem for Shakespeare’s work. Awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student demonstrating appreciation for and outstanding achievement in the study of Shakespeare’s plays.
Endowed by Inez Nelbach in 1990 in honor of James B. Burke, trustee emeritus of the University. Awarded to a graduating senior who has majored with distinction in language or literature and who has also demonstrated a high level of competence in classical studies.
Endowed in 1985 by Mr. Robert Callander as a gift to his wife, honoring her father, John Berg Jr. Awarded for excellence in English to an outstanding English major.