Student Writing Awards

Through the generous support of the Clark College Foundation, Clark English students have the opportunity to be considered for several writing awards. The Hawkins and Gallivan prizes honor students in several categories. Each April English faculty select the best basic skills, expository, critical, technical, and research essays written during the academic year. Faculty also select the best works of fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry written in creative writing classes. Winning works are honored each May at an award banquet and are given a certificate of achievement, a letter of appreciation, and a check ranging from $50 to $200.

Creative writing students also have the opportunity to be considered for a McCordic Talent Award. Funded again by the generous support of Clark College Foundation, this award acknowledges the talent of one creative writing student. Nominated and selected by creative writing faculty, the winning student receives a certificate of achievement and a monetary award that is applied towards a tuition payment.

For more information about any of these awards, please contact the faculty listed below:

Hawkins Prize for Academic Writing
Gallivan Prize for Creative Writing
Dr. Heidi Rich

McCordic Talent Award for Creative Writing
Elizabeth Donley

Gallivan Prize for Technical Writing
Toby Peterson

2016 Award Winners

Academic Essay
Expository Essay
Research Essay
Critical Essay
 McCordic Talent Award for Creative Writing