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2010 Dixon Award Winners

March 08, 2010

Junior English majors Sarah Osborne and Riley Johnson were both recipients of the 2010 Dixon Award.  Each student will receive a $2,500 grant to conduct research associated with their English studies.  Both students will be studying materials at Trinity College, Cambridge, and the British Library. 

The Dixon Award was established in 2002 by the Dixon Family Foundation, thanks to the generous efforts of alumni Hillary (‘99) and Adam (‘01) Dixon.  Each year a junior English major is awarded a $2,500 research and travel grant to enrich his or her current studies in preparation for senior year.

“This award stimulates intellectual curiosity and seems to me to propel students forward in their passion not only for literature, but also for research.  It expands their horizons in a unique way; their understandings are distinct from what they glean either in the classroom or on a study-abroad program.  We see them blossom through this award.”

- Rishona Zimring, English Department Chair

Applications for the 2011 Dixon Award will be available in November.