Scholarships & Awards


The University of South Florida Department of English hosts the Scholarships & Awards Ceremony each spring to recognize and celebrate student, faculty, and alumni accomplishments. Former Department Chair Sara Deats launched the ceremony in 2000, and Professor Sheila Diecidue has coordinated the event each year since its inauguration.

Award categories include creative writing, mentorship, graduate (teaching, scholarship, and overall performance), and undergraduate (technical writing and literature).

Image shows two women from a past awards ceremony, each holding an award plaque. The backdrop is the alumni center's courtyard garden with a large, shady oak tree, tropical plants, and a number of red flowers.

Click to see photo galleries from past ceremonies.