English Department Contests and Scholarships


The Trinity College English Department awards prizes annually in each of the following categories:  CREATIVE WRITING, SHORT STORIES, POETRY, PLAY SCRIPTS, ESSAYS, and SPEECHES.  These contests are open to all undergraduates presently registered at Trinity College.  

Deadline for submissions is Monday, April 11, 2016 and winners will be notified prior to the Honor’s Day Ceremony held on May 6, 2016 at 3:30 in the College Chapel.   For more information on the English Department Prizes, please click here. Contest rules and information can also be picked up in the lobby of the English Building.


The Jim Murray Memorial Foundation is a nonprofit organization established to perpetuate the legacy of Jim Murray '43, and his dedication to a long and extraordinary career in journalism.  The JMMF offers students the opportunity to win one of five (5) $5,000 scholarships through a nationwide essay competition for applicants who meets the following guidelines:

~ Applicant must currently be a sophomore or a junior who will graduate in spring of 2017 (or 2018). 

~ Applicant must show integrity of character, interest in and respect for his/her fellow humans, and the energy to use his/her writing talents to the fullest extent. 

~ Applicant must have at least a 3.0 grade point average and be enrolled full-time at Trinity.

~ Applicant must be a citizen of the United States.

The 2016 JMMF essay topic is: Write a column that tells the story of an event, incident or person who figures prominently in the sports history of your university. It could be a memorable game, or coach, or player, or even an artifact that has become an indelible part of the story of your college.

If you are interested in applying for this scholarship, please click on this link for more information or for an application.  Original essays must be submitted to Christina Bolio at christina.bolio@trincoll.edu no later than Friday, April 15th, 2016.