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2022 Undergraduate Prize

EDIS Undergraduate Scholarship Award

The Emily Dickinson International Society is pleased to sponsor a prize for undergraduate work on Emily Dickinson. Our goal is to encourage, recognize, and publicize outstanding scholarship among undergraduate students. Students whose work was created for any undergraduate course, and touches on any aspect of Dickinson, are eligible to submit. Since the last time we awarded this prize was 2018, this round we will accept papers written between 2019 and 2022. Papers and projects should be no longer than 15 pages or the equivalent and should include a heading with the student’s name, undergraduate institution, and email address; a title; and a work cited list. We are also happy to receive experiential and experimental work in different media. A panel of Dickinson scholars will review all submissions and provide feedback. The author of selected submissions will receive a small cash prize and can list this national award on their resumés. In addition, the selected work will be posted on the EDIS website in September and will be noted, either by an interview with the writer, or by publication, in the EDIS Bulletin.

Teachers: please encourage your students to submit their work.

Send it, with a cover page that contains the student's email and mailing addresses, and a short recommendation or contextualization from the instructor, to Ivy Schweitzer, Professor of English and Creative Writing, Dartmouth College ( The deadline for papers to be submitted is June 30, 2022.

2018 Prize Winner: Madeline Killen, Dartmouth College, “The Textual Landscape of ‘Bliss’ in Dickinson’s Fascicle 18”.