Application information for all opportunities listed below are available annually in the Spring.

 

The American Academy of Poets Prize

Awarded annually to students for writing poetry.

Past Winners

  • 2014:  Lindsey Altongy
  • 2013:  Rachel Pittman
  • 2012:  Kathleen Burke and John Dabrowski
  • 2009:  Lisa Apple
  • 2008:  Rebecca Gambale

The Chapman Prize in 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.

Past Winners

  • 2014:  Morissa Schwartz
  • 2013:  Geoffrey Edelstein
  • 2012:  Shandy Walton
  • 2010:  Jamie B. Lamchick
  • 2009:  Jessica Janusee
  • 2008:  Elizabeth E. Moore
  • 2006:  Sara Lou Bonifacio
  • 2005:  Noel Darlucio Pura

The Christopher Goin Memorial Writing Prize

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.

Past Winners

  • 2014:  Shanna Salvador
  • 2013:  Sarah Elizabeth Gawle
  • 2012:  John Dabrowski
  • 2011:  Lindsay W. Walton
  • 2010:  Charlotte Catherine Hammond
  • 2009:  Lisa Apple
  • 2008:  Amanda L. Brennen
  • 2007:  Lisa J. Agiewich
  • 2006:  Stephanie Marie McConnell
  • 2005:  Nicholas James Pietropaolo
  • 2004:  Joanna Grome
  • 2003:  Gloria S. Mui
  • 2002:  Peter Cole
  • 2001:  Elizabeth Ann Doran
  • 2000:  Melinda Eve Nelson
  • 1999:  Jessica Danielle Siegel
  • 1998:  Natalie Daway Juanita Cooper
  • 1997:  Nguyen Trinh

The Ralph R. & Ruth K. Johnson Shakespeare Prize

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 annually to an undergraduate or graduate student demonstrating appreciation for and outstanding achievement in the study of Shakespeare’s plays.

Past Winners

  • 2010:  Erin R. Newell
  • 2009:  Amber L. Shepherd
  • 2008:  Christine E. Grasso
  • 2007:  Christine E. Grasso
  • 2006:   Kristen Jean Gongora
  • 2005:   Crystal Kowaleski
  • 2004:   Kathleen Brennan
  • 2003:   Lia Romano
  • 2002:   Bret Englar (College of Liberal Arts)
  • 2001:   Elizabeth Michele Willetts (Casperson Graduate School)
  • 2000:   Susan Elizabeth Rella (College of Liberal Arts)
  • 1999:    Lisa A. Tomaszewski (Casperson Graduate School)
  • 1998:    Marsha L. Harman  (College of Liberal Arts)

The Burke Prize in Language & Literature

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.

Past Winners

  • 2013:  Raymond Alan Schmelzer, Italian
  • 2012:  Elizabeth A. Costikyan, German Studies & Classics
  • 2011:  Elizabeth Ann Ferrara, English with Classics minor
  • 2010:  Steffi M. Schamberger, English with Classics minor
  • 2009:  Brady Eskilson, Classics
  • 2008:  Maria Eliades, English with Classics minor
  • 2006:  Ewa Nowak, English & Philosophy with Classics minor
  • 2005:  Nicholas Pietropaolo, English with Classics minor
  • 2004:  Emily Silman, Classics & English
  • 2003:  Nicole Furia, Classics & English
  • 2002:  Paige Miller, Classics & English
  • 2001:  Jarred Williams, Classics & English
  • 2000:  Kimberly Corbette Girard, English
  • 1999:  Philip Kendrick Lentz, Classics & History
  • 1999:  Tyler Patrick Roylance, Classics
  • 1998:  Matthew W. Light, Classics & Political Science
  • 1997:  Kamaal Haque, Philosophy & German
  • 1996:  Marcus Zumwalt, English
  • 1995:  Marilyn Gergulas, English
  • 1994:  Alan Robisch, Classics
  • 1993:  Michael Diase, Classics
  • 1992:  Christina Carlson, English
  • 1991:  Shilpa Raval, Classics & English
  • 1990:  Daniela Giernoth, German
  • 1990:  Anthony Infanti, French & Russian
  • 1989:  Christopher Taggart, Philosophy & Mathematics
  • 1988:  Christopher Trause, Classics & Mathematics
  • 1986:  Gregory Katsas, Classics & Behavioral Science
  • 1986:  Michael Rosenhaus, Classics
  • 1985:  Florence Gambino, Classics & Spanish Language and Culture
  • 1984:  Linda Agoston, Philosophy & English
  • 1983:  Thomas M. Sharpe, Classics & English
  • 1982:  Robin Goellner, Classics
  • 1981:  Linda Kordas, Classics
  • 1981:  Alan Torrise, Classics & English
  • 1980:  Jerome Amerman, Classical Studies
  • 1980:  Cheryl Riggleman, Comparative Literature
  • 1979: Matthew Gabrielson, Classics & English
  • 1979:  Delia Gerace, Classical Studies & Political Science

The John G. Berg, Jr. Memorial Prize

Endowed in 1985 by Mr. Robert Callander as a gift to his wife, honoring her father, John Berg Jr. Awarded annually for excellence in English to an outstanding English major.

Past Winners

  • 2013:  Victoria Marian Russell
  • 2012:  Gaelan Noel Johnson
  • 2011:  James W. Robinson
  • 2010:  Samantha M. Pritchard
  • 2009:  Katharine G. Chambers
  • 2008:  Nora K. Widner & Elizabeth E. Moore
  • 2007:  Evan M. Hess and Andrea E. Hughes
  • 2006:   Pamela Lynn Longo
  • 2005:   Nicole Lynn Picard
  • 2004:   Maggie Riggs
  • 2003:   Laura Kathleen McGinnis
  • 2002:   Cathy Lomauro
  • 2001:   Susan Elizabeth Rella
  • 2000:   Jaclyn Mae Green
  • 1999:   Jessica Danielle Siegel
  • 1998:   Shawn Evan Steinhart
  • 1997:   Allison Kinney