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 one paper from a Brandeis course (excluding senior thesis), up to 20 pages in length.

We are now accepting nominations for 2020-2021, due April 30. Early submissions are appreciated! 

Congratulations, 2019-20 Award Winners!

Fine Arts

Foreign Languages


Social Sciences and Sciences

Faculty: Nominate a Student Paper

Past Award Winners