Every winter semester, various awards are given to deserving students for excellence in writing, along with an award to a faculty member who has demonstrated excellence in the teaching of writing. See award details for submission requirements and deadline dates.
The Ruth and Ted Braun Awards for Writing Excellence at Saginaw Valley State University have been established to create incentives for outstanding student writing and opportunities for student writers to be recognized and published.
Diane Boehm Writing Awards for e-Portfolios are presented annually to outstanding e-portfolios in two categories - a class assignment and a work portfolio - to recognize the creative and effective integration of writing and multimedia.
The Innovative Writing in Teaching Award annually recognizes the faculty member whose incorporation of innovative writing in teaching is most pronounced.
The Seitz Creative Writing Scholarship is for juniors or seniors with a major or minor in creative writing. Applicants must submit an eassay, and a portfolio of poetry and/ or short stories.
Tyner Prizes are presented annually in three categories--fiction, poetry, and nonfiction--to work nominated by faculty in the Humanities: Art, Communication, English, Modern Foreign Languages, Music, and Theater.
The Robert S.P. Yien First Year Writing Awards showcase outstanding work by first year composition students in ENGL 080 and 111. Papers are judged by a committee comprised of the First Year Writng Coordinator and selected English Department faculty.