SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS

Colleen Holmbeck Poetry Prize 
The Colleen Holmbeck Poetry Prize is sponsored by the English Department of Rockford University and the Academy of American Poets. Named in recognition of a 1956 RC graduate and advocate of the arts on our campus, the prize offers a monetary award of up to $100. Winners are also listed in the Academy’s Annual Report.
Senior Seminar Award  
A yearly award voted upon by the English Department given to the best Senior Seminar project.  Includes recognition and English Luncheon and a small gift.
James M. Wight Scholar Award 
Established to encourage the study of English literature, this designation is awarded annually to a junior majoring in English who shows distinguished ability in literary criticism and analysis. This award is based upon a competitive examination open to all junior English majors.
For more information on scholarships relevant to this department, please visit the Academic Catalog (pdf).

English
Scarborough Hall
5050 E. State St.
Rockford, IL 61108
815-226-4098

William Gahan, Ph.D.
WGahan@rockford.edu