University Writing Program

J.V. Cunningham Awards

The J.V. Cunningham Awards for Excellence in College Writing are open to all Brandeis undergraduates for superbly written papers judged to be outstanding in formal content, substantive strength and originality. Each professor or instructor may nominate a paper from a Brandeis course, excluding senior thesis, up to 20 pages in length.

Next deadline: May 7, 2024.

Congratulations, 2022-23 Winners!
Social Sciences and Sciences

Lola Calotychos
“Manolis Glezos: The Last Partisan”
Nominated by Karen V. Hansen

Maya Haubrich
“Developing a Sacred Site: Stewardship and Native Protests on Maunakea”
Nominated by James Pollack

Michael Schwartz
“Trial by Confession: The Origins of Plea Bargaining in America”
Nominated by Michael Willrich

University Writing Seminar

Jaiden van Bork
“'Love It If We Made It': Experimental Pop and Societal Decay”
Nominated by Ethan King

Past Winners