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The Dorothy Horowitz Prize

The Dorothy Horowitz Prize Fall 2023


The English Department is now accepting submissions to The Dorothy Horowitz Scholarship, the English Department’s only need-based scholarship. Awards will be made of up to $1000 each. There are no restrictions on the intended use of funds.

Eligibility: Open to all undergraduate and graduate students in English. Applicants must be in good academic standing. Priority will be given to students who are experiencing hardship.

To Apply: Submit one copy of a recent transcript and one copy of a 300-word personal essay that outlines the circumstances of financial need and describes how you intend to use the prize. You should submit your applications here.

The Department will consider applications to the prize between October 13th - December 1st. Depending on the availability of funds the department will open another application window in the Spring semester.

Please also note: as much as we would like it to be, the Horowitz Prize is not an emergency fund. Even after its award it may take a few months to be distributed. As we hope you know, there are other emergency resources that the College offers, which are listed here.

If you have any questions, please reach out to the English Department at 

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