Student Honors and Awards

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Student Honors

We have a number of students majoring and minoring in Medieval and Renaissance Studies, many of whom have won national awards and have gone on to excellent graduate programs. The excellent scholarly and creative work of our undergraduate and graduate students has resulted in awards and national recognition.

We also offer 2 fellowship opportunities for graduate students. Learn More

Undergraduate Awards

Annual Undergraduate Essay (individual) and Creative Project (individual or group) competition

Deadline is listed in the Event Calendar (annually in the spring semester). Please drop off the papers and creative projects* in the Graduate Assistant's mailbox. Prizes are gift cards to the UNL bookstore.

For undergraduate papers, please submit a blind copy (no names on pages) with an attached cover sheet that includes the following:

  1. the student’s name and email 
  2. the class [e.g. ENGL 340: Classical Roots of English Literature] 
  3. the professor [e.g. Dr. Stephen Buhler] 
  4. semester [e.g. Fall 2015 or Spring 2016] in which the paper was submitted 
  5. a 50-100 word summary of the paper, to be used in the End of Year Program if chosen for a prize

For creative projects* [handmade objects/games, creative literature, videos, plays, clothing, etc.], please submit a cover sheet that includes

  1. all student names and email addresses
  2. the class [e.g. MRST 398: Special Topics “The Renaissance Stage 1500-1700: Lechery, Swordplay, and Dangerous Women”]
  3. the professor [e.g. Dr. Ian Borden]
  4. semester [e.g. Fall 2015 or Spring 2016] for which the project was made
  5. a 50-100 word summary of the project, to be used in the End of Year Program if chosen for a prize

*If you have a creative project that does not easily fit into the parameters of dropping it off in a mailbox (e.g. due to size, shape, or that it is digital in form, such as a video) please contact the graduate assistant well before the deadline to arrange for a more appropriate method of submitting.

Graduate Awards

Annual Robert Knoll Award

Through the generosity of Virginia Knoll, wife of Robert Knoll, this award for best graduate student essay was begun. The program has continued the award in Robert Knoll's honor.

For graduate papers, please submit a blind copy (no names on the paper) with an attached cover sheet that includes:

  1. the student’s name and email
  2. why the paper was created (seminar research paper, dissertation chapter, conference paper)
  3. a 50-100 word summary of the paper, to be used in the End of Year Program if chosen for a prize.
If it was for a graduate course, please also list the following:
  1. the name of the class [e.g. AHIS 926: Seminar in Northern Renaissance Art]
  2. the professor [e.g. Dr. Alison Stewart]
  3. semester [e.g. Fall 2015 or Spring 2016] in which the paper was made.
Please email graduate papers to the Program Director. Email submissions should be completed by midnight on the date listed in the Event Calendar (annually in the spring semester).