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Undergraduate Awards

For more information on undergraduate awards, contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies: Dr. Michelle Sizemore michelle.sizemore@uky.edu

Download the complete 2022 Awards Day Program here: https://english.as.uky.edu/sites/default/files/2022%20Awards%20Day%20Program_2.pdf

 

The William Hugh Jansen Undergraduate Award 

The William Hugh Jansen Undergraduate Award for distinguished writing is selected for writing based on oral traditions, the art of story-telling, or folklore elements. The award is open to degree-seeking undergraduates enrolled in courses with the ENG prefix.

          2022 William Hugh Jansen Undergraduate Award for Distinguished Writing:
          Claire McKinney
          Deidra White

Dantzler-Dantzler Award

The L. L. Dantzler and Mary E. Dantzler Memorial Trust Fund was established in 1963 by Mary Dantzler, in memory of her father, Dr. Lehre Livingston Dantzler.  Dr. Dantzler was a long-time professor in the English department.  He joined the department in 1912 as an associate professor, became head of the department in 1915, and served as a professor and department head until his retirement in 1947.  This fund provides an award to recognize outstanding academic achievement by senior undergraduate students majoring in English at the University of Kentucky.

          2022 Dantzler-Dantzler Award:
          Alex Stoeckle

O.J. & Ruby Wilson Scholarship

The O.J. & Ruby Wilson Scholarship was established in 1987 by Dr. O.J. Wilson and Mrs. Ruby Wilson, in honor of Dr. Wilson, a distinguished graduate alumnus of the University of Kentucky English Department.  Their generous support provides awards each fall to outstanding students majoring in English at the University of Kentucky.

          2022 O.J. & Ruby Wilson Scholarship:
          Hailey Combs

John Spalding Gatton Provost Scholarship in Arts and Sciences

The John S. Gatton Provost Scholarship in Arts and Sciences was established in 2005 by Daniel W. Varga, M.D., a graduate of the University of Kentucky English Department, and Kimberly Alumbaugh, M.D.  The award honors John Spalding Gatton, who received his PhD from the UK Department of English, and who greatly influenced undergraduate and graduate students during his time at the university.  This generous gift provides a scholarship for a junior or senior undergraduate majoring in English at the University of Kentucky.

          2022 John Spalding Gatton Provost Scholarship:
          Not awarded this year

Julester Shrady Post Memorial Scholarship

The Julester Shrady Post Memorial Scholarship was established in 2008 by Mr. Stuart Bennett, in memory of his grandmother, Julester Shrady Post.  Mr. Bennett is a graduate of the University of Kentucky English Department and the UK College of Law.  His generous gift provides scholarships to recognize the outstanding achievements of honors students majoring in English at the University of Kentucky.

          2022 Julester Shrady Post Memorial Scholarship:
          Clayton Dalton
          Hannah Timmerman

Barbara Sutton Cowles Scholarship

The Barbara Sutton Cowles Scholarship was established in 2005 by Dr. Joe Cowles and Mrs. Barbara Cowles, in honor of Mrs. Cowles, a graduate of the University of Kentucky English Department.  Their generous gift provides scholarships to recognize outstanding academic achievement by senior undergraduate students majoring in English at the University of Kentucky.

          2022 Barbara Sutton Cowles Scholarship:
          Jorden Keator
          Tanner Eckstein

Patricia and William Stacy Endowed Fellowship in Undergraduate English Education

The Patricia and William Stacy Fellowship was established in 2008 by Patricia and William Stacy.  Mrs. Stacy is a graduate of the University of Kentucky English Department.  Their generous gift provides scholarships to support undergraduate English majors who show a passion for education and intend to pursue a career in middle or high school teaching, with an emphasis in English.

          2022 Patricia and William Stacy Fellowship in Undergraduate English Education:
          Deidra White

Bill Bridges Scholarship

The Bill Bridges Scholarship was established in 2002 by Ms. An T. Le, in honor of her mentor, Bill Bridges.  Her generous gift provides a scholarship to recognize an outstanding first-generation college graduate majoring in English at the University of Kentucky.

          2022 Bill Bridges Scholarship:
          Alex Stoeckle

Michael Adelstein Award for Prospective High School Teachers of English

The Michael Adelstein Award was established in 1997 by Professor Michael Adelstein, an English professor at the University of Kentucky for nearly 30 years.  Dr. Adelstein saw a need to recognize prospective high school teachers, and generously provided the funds (anonymously) to set up an award to do just that.  The award was initially known as the “Award for Prospective High School English Teachers”, until Dr. Adelstein’s death in 2002, at which time the award was named in his honor.  This award recognizes excellent UK undergraduate students from either the English Department or the College of Education who intend to pursue a career as a high school English educator.

          2022 Michael Adelstein Award:
          Sam Johnson

Best Essay Award

Awarded for the best essay in a 200-level intro sequence: 230, 260, 280, 290

          2022 Best Essay Award:
          Ian Harrison
 
          2022 Best Essay Award - Honorable Mention:
          Meghan Brockhman

Best Digital Project Awards

Awarded for the best digital project in a 200-level intro sequence: 230, 260, 280, 290
 
          2022 Individual Category:
          Haley Patterson 
 
          2022 Individual Category - Honorable Mention:
          Clayton Dalton
         
          2022 Group Category:
          Shayla Anaskevich, Jordan Balleza, Alexis Feltner, Michelle Jelencic, and Emma Plaxico