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New Voices

The Helen Burns Poetry Anthology: New Voices, edited by Mark Doty. This book features recipients of the Academy's College Prize, established in 1955, from among ten years of contest winners—including work by Francisco Aragón, Gabrielle Calvocoressi, Jennifer Chang, Katie Ford, Alex Lemon, and Cate Marvin.

University & College Poetry Prizes


History

In 1955, the Academy of American Poets established its University and College Poetry Prize program at ten schools. The Academy now sponsors over 200 annual prizes for poetry at U.S. colleges and universities, and has awarded more than $350,000 to nearly 10,000 student poets since the program's inception.

Many of America's most esteemed poets won their first recognition through an Academy College Prize, including Diane Ackerman, Toi Derricotte, Mark Doty, Alice Fulton, Tess Gallagher, Louise Glück, Allen Grossman, Jorie Graham, Kimiko Hahn, Joy Harjo, Robert Hass, Li-Young Lee, Brad Leithauser, J. D. McClatchy, Heather McHugh, Gregory Orr, Robert Pinsky, Sylvia Plath, Mark Rudman, Mary Jo Salter, Gjertrud Schnackenberg, George Starbuck, Mark Strand, and Charles Wright.

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Establishing a Prize

The majority of the active University and College Poetry Prizes are endowed in perpetuity.

New U.S. schools are admitted into the program only with a $2,500 endowment contribution, which allows a prize of $100 to be awarded each year, with any additional interest applied toward the administrative costs of the program. We encourage anyone wishing to endow a college prize to contact the Awards Coordinator before selecting a school. We want to ensure the school's ability to annually award the prize. Additionally, some of our oldest prizes do not yet have endowments, and we would very much like to see them secured.

A prize may be named by the donor or donors, and all contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

Donors receive copies of their schools' winning poems each year, as well as a lifetime subscription to American Poet, the Academy's biannual journal.

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Prize Eligibility

Each participating school determines whether to make its prize open to undergraduates, graduate students, or both, and sets restrictions on submission length, deadline, and number of poems. No restrictions may be made regarding theme or style. Only registered students of a given participating school are eligible for the prize offered through that institution. If you are a student and have already determined that your school hosts an Academy prize, but do not know whom to contact for guidelines, feel free to contact us for details. Be sure to include the name of the school.

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Contest Procedures

Fall

A faculty member at each participating school, usually in the English department or writing program, works to coordinate the contest with the Academy to ensure that it is properly conducted each year. The prize coordinator serves as a liaison with the Academy, selecting judges and controlling such matters as the contest deadline, eligibility (a contest may be open to undergraduates, graduate students, or both), the number of poems to be submitted by each student, and local publicity.

Spring

The Academy supplies each coordinator with a form for reporting the contest results. The coordinator is required to provide contact information for the winner and data about the contest administration, as well as copies of each winning poem.

Each school awards $100 to a sole winner. In addition, one student may be selected for honorable mention.

The Academy issues prize checks and letters of congratulation to the winners, and also sends letters of congratulation to honorable mentions. All winners are announced in the Academy's Annual Report.

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Participating Colleges and Universities

Agnes Scott College
Prize Name: Janef Preston Poetry Prize
Founded: 1976
Donor: Agnes Scott College
University of Alabama
Prize Name: Hill-Kohn Prize
Founded: 1983
Donor: University of Alabama
University of Alaska
Prize Name: Harold McCracken Endowment Poetry Contest
Founded: 1980
Donor: Harold McCracken and the University of Alaska
Amherst College
Prize Name: The Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1959
Donor: Amherst College
Aquinas College
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2001
Donor: Mrs. Linda Nemec Foster
Arizona State University
Prize Name: Katherine C. Turner Prize
Founded: 1994
Donor: Ms. Katharine C. Turner
University of Arizona
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1979
Donor: University of Arizona
University of the Arts
Prize Name: Sylvia B. Caplan Memorial Award
Founded: 1989
Donor: Mr. Albert J. Caplan
Auburn University
Prize Name: Robert Hughes Mount Jr. Prize in Poetry
Founded: 1984
Donor: Mrs. Frances Mayes
Augsburg College
Prize Name: John R. Mitchell Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2007
Donor: Mrs. Jeanette Mitchell
Bard College
Prize Name: The Flow Chart Foundation/ Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2002
Funded: David Kermani, The Flow Chart Foundation
Baylor University
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1987
Donor: Beall Poetry Festival
Beloit College
Prize Name: Beloit Poetry Journal Prize
Founded: 1979
Donor: Ms. Marion Stocking
Bennington College
Prize Name: The Green Prize for Poetry
Founded: 2006
Donor: Kelly Green & Forrest MacGregor
Bergen Community College
Prize Name: The Steven W. Chung Poetry Prize
Founded: 2013
Donor: Donor: Steven W. Chung
Bloomsburg University
Prize Name: Richard Savage Poetry Award
Founded: 1985
Donor: Bloomsburg University
Boston University
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1980
Donor: Boston University Creative Writing Program
Bowdoin College
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1979
Donor: Bowdoin College
Bradley University
Prize Name: Sipple Poetry Prize
Founded: 1986
Donor: Bradley University
Brandeis University
Prize Name: The Ramon Feliciano Poetry Prize
Founded: 2002
Donor: Marian McDonald
Brigham Young University
Prize Name: Ethel Lowry Handley Poetry Prize
Founded: 2001
Donor: Ethel Lowry Handley
Brooklyn College, CUNY
Prize Name: Burton A. Goldberg Poetry Prize
Founded: 1987
Donor: Mr. Burton Goldberg
Brown University
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2008
Donor: Mr. & Mrs. Leander McCormick-Goodhart
Bryn Mawr College
Prize Name: Prize in Memory of Marie Bullock
Founded: 1957
Donor: Mrs. Peter McCormick
California State University, Fresno (undergraduate)
Prize Name: Larry Levis Memorial Prize
Founded: 1997
Donor: The Friends of Larry Levis
California State University, Fresno (graduate)
Prize Name: Ernesto Trejo Memorial Prize
Founded: 1982
Donor: The Friends of Ernesto Trejo
California State University, Los Angeles
Prize Name: Henri Coulette Memorial Award
Founded: 1979
Donor: California State University, Los Angeles
California State University, Northridge
Prize Name: George Dillon Memorial Award
Founded: 1968
Donor: California State University, Northridge
University of California, Berkeley
Prize Name: Harold Taylor Prize
Founded: 1963
Donor: The New Hope Foundation
University of California, Davis
Prize Name: Celeste Turner Wright Poetry Prize Founded: 1979
Donor: Prof. Celeste Turner Wright
University of California, Irvine
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1969
Donor: Mr. Walter J. Thomson
University of California at Los Angeles
Prize Name: Fred and Edith Herman Memorial Prize
Founded: 1963
Donor: Ms. Joan LaBombard
California Polytechnic State University
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1988
Donor: California Polytechnic State University
Calvin College
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2009
Donor: Calvin College
Carnegie Mellon University
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1977
Donor: Carnegie Mellon University
Central Michigan University
Prize Name: Eric Torgersen Poetry Prize
Founded: 2010
Donor: Phillip Sterling
Central Pennsylvania College
Prize Name: Geraldine G. Britcher Poetry Prize
Founded: 2009
Donor: Mr. Raymond W. Britcher
Centre College
Prize Name: Paul Cantrell Poetry Prize
Founded: 2000
Donor: Mr. Phillip Sterling
Chatham College
Prize Name: The Laurie Mansell Reich Poetry Prize
Founded: 2005
Donor: Laurie and Henry Reich
University of Cincinnati
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1999
Donor: The George Elliston Poetry Foundation
The City College of San Francisco
Prize Name: The Felicia Farr Lemon Poetry Prize
Founded: 1982
Donor: Mrs. Felicia Farr Lemmon
Cleveland State University
Prize Name: Alberta Turner Poetry Prize
Founded: 2008
Donor: Cleveland State University
Colorado State University
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1997
Donor: Colorado State University Faculty & Administration
Columbia College Chicago
Prize Name: Eileen Lannan Poetry Prize
Founded: 1988
Donor: The Lannan Foundation
Columbia University (undergraduate)
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1957
Anonymous
Columbia University (graduate)
Prize Name: Bennett Poetry Prize,br> Founded: 1959
Donor: The New York Times Advertising Department
Connecticut College
Prize Name:Charles B. Palmer Poetry Award
Founded: 1979
Donor: Connecticut College
Cooper Union
Prize Name: Elizabeth Kray Prize
Founded: 1983
Donor: Cooper Union
Cornell College
Prize Name: Prize in Memory of Clyde and Jewell Bothwell Tull
Founded: 1990
Donor: Ms. Alice Louise Haug
Cornell University
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2007 Donor: Litowitz Foundation
Creighton University
Prize Name: Oscar M. Macelliao Poetry Prize
Founded: 1989
Donor: The Lannan Foundation
Dartmouth College
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1957
Donor: Dartmouth College
University of Delaware
Prize Name: Harold Taylor Prize
Founded: 1957
Donor: The New Hope Foundation
University of Denver
Prize Name: Edward M. Lannan Poetry Prize
Founded: 1968
Donor: The Lannan Foundation
Dickinson College
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2007
Donor: Dickinson College
Drew University
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2006
Donor: Susan Vartanian Barba
Duke University
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1968
Donor: The Biddle Foundation
Emerson College
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2003
Donor: Emerson College
Emory University
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1975
Donor: The Friends of Creative Writing
Florida International University
Prize Name: Christopher F. Kelly Award for Poetry
Founded: 1987
Donor: Mr. John Bond
Florida State University (undergraduate)
Prize Name: John McKay Shaw Award
Founded: 1984
Donor: Florida State University
Florida State University (graduate)
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1982
Donor: Florida State University
Fordham University
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2005
Donor: Fordham University
Franklin & Marshall College
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2005
Donor: Mr. and Mrs. C. Hunter Boll
George Mason University
Prize Name: The Joseph A. Lohman III Poetry Prize
Founded: 2003
Donor: Ms. Judith V. Lelchook
George Washington University
Prize NameL A. E. Claeyssens, Jr. Poetry Prize
Founded: 1990
Donor: George Washington University
Georgetown University
Prize Name: Ora Mary Phelam Poetry Prize
Founded: 1988
Donor: The Lannan Foundation
Georgia Perimeter College
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1999
Donor: The Chattahoochee Review
Georgia College & State University
Prize Name: Frankye Davis Mayes Prize
Founded: 2000
Donor: Mrs. Frances Mayes
Gettysburg College
Prize Name: Marion Zulauf Prize
Founded: 1987
Donor: Mr. Sander Zulauf
Grinnell College
Prize Name: Prize in Memory of Lorabel Richardson
Founded: 1994
Donor: Ms. Alice Louise Haug
Hamilton College
Prize Name: Ralph and Doris Hansmann Poetry Prize
Founded: 1962
Donor: Hamilton College
Harrisburg Area Community College
Prize Name: Dale T. Guhl Memorial Prize
Founded: 2007
Donor: Mr. Raymond W. Britcher
Hartwick College
Prize Name: Anna Sonder Prize
Founder: 1979
Donor: Dr. Otto Sonder
Harvard University
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1955
Donor: Harvard University
Haverford College
Prize Name: The James C. Ransom Poety Prize
Founded: 2006
Donor: Jason Fritz and James Haglund
University of Hawai'i
Prize Name: Harold Taylor Prize
Founded: 1980
Donor: The New Hope Foundation
Hofstra University
Prize Name: Nancy P. Schnader Award
Founded: 1974
Donor: Hofstra University
University of Houston
Prize Name: Brazos Bookstore/ Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1983
Donor: Mr. Karl Kilian
Hollins University
Prize Name: Gertrude Claytor Poetry Prize
Founded: 1971
Donor: Mr. W. Graham Claytor, Jr.
College of the Holy Cross
Prize Name: Dominick Lepore Poetry Award
Founded: 1993
Donor: Mr. Dominick J. Lepore
Hope College
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2002
Donor: Hope College
Hunter College
Prize Name: Cataline Paacute;ez & Seumas MacManus Award
Founded: 1987
Donor: Miss Patricia MacManus, Mrs. Mariquita M. Mullan
University of Idaho
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2009
Donor: Karen Trujillo and Don Burnett
Illinois College
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2003
Donor: Ms. Deborah Klang Smith
Illinois Wesleyan University
Prize Name: Arthur W. Hinners & Louise Hinners Sipfle Prize
Founded: 1980
Donor: Friends & Family of Louise Hinners Sipfle
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Prize Name: Ruth Llewellyn Baird Prize
Founded: 1966
Donor: Mrs. Robert D. Wood
Indiana University
Prize Name: The Vera Meyer Strube Poetry Prize
Founded: 2003
Donor: Jean Meyer Aloe
Indiana State University
Prize Name: The Madeline DeGaetano Memorial Poetry Prize
Founded: 1996
Donor: Dr. Elaine L. Kleiner
University of Iowa Writers' Workshop
Prize Name: Harold Taylor Prize
Founded: 1957
Donor: The New Hope Foundation
Johns Hopkins University
Prize Name: The Laureen Rita Schipsi Poetry Prize
Founded: 2011
Donor: Mr. Thomas Newton Bolling
Kean University of New Jersey
Prize Name: Kean University Poetry Prize
Founded: 1990
Donor: Mr. William Kurry
University of Kansas
Prize Name: Ana Damjanov Poetry Prize
Founded: 2009
Donor: Dr. Ivan Damjanov
Kenyon College
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1975
Donor: Kenyon College
Keystone College
Prize Name: Edward M. Cameron IV Poetry Prize
Founded: 1990
Donor: The Lyric Foundation for Traditional Poetry
Lafayette College
Prize Name: Jean E. Corrie Poetry Prize
Founded: 1989
Donor: The Lyric Foundation for Traditional Poetry
Lewis & Clark College
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1975
Donor: Lewis & Clark College
Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus
Prize Name: John & Agnes McCarten Memorial Award
Founded: 1967
Donor: Ms. Jeanne Marie Scott
Loyola College
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2004
Donor: Loyola College
Loyola University of Chicago
Prize Name: Dr. Frank C. Lawler Poetry Prize
Founded: 1988
Donor: The Lannan Foundation
Macalester College
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1983
Donor: Macalester College
Marietta College
Prize Name: The Stephen Schwartz Prize in Poetry
Founded: 2005
Donor: Laura Baudo Sillerman
University of Maryland
Prize Name: Prize in Memory of AnaÏs Nin
Founded: 1984
Donor: Mr. Robert W. Newcomb
University of Mary Washington
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2005
Donor: The Poetry Society of Virginia
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Prize Name: Joseph Langland Prize
Founded: 1975
Donor: University of Massachusetts, Amherst
University of Massachusetts, Boston
Prize Name: Harold Taylor Prize
Founded: 1975
Donor: The New Hope Foundation
University of Memphis
Prize Name: The Deborah L. Talbot Poetry Award
Founded: 2002
Donor: Deborah L. Talbot

Messiah College
Prize Name: Carrie A. Guhl Poetry Prize
Founded: 2009
Donor: Raymond W. Britcher

Miami-Dade Community College
Prize Name: Fred Shaw Poetry Prize
Founded: 1973
Donor: Miami-Dade Community College
Miami University (undergraduate)
Prize Name: Harris S. Abrahams Poetry Prize
Founded: 2000
Donor: Mr. Jeffrey Abrahams
Miami University (graduate)
Prize Name: Betty Jane Abrahams Memorial Poetry Prize
Founded: 2001
Donor: Mr. Jeffrey Abrahams
University of Miami
Prize Name: Alfred Boas Poetry Prize
Founded: 1993
Donor: University of Miami
University of Michigan (undergraduate)
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1995
Donor: Mrs. Sharon A. Galley
University of Michigan (graduate)
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1968
Donor: Mrs. Sharon A. Galley
University of Minnesota
Prize Name: James Wright Prize in Poetry
Founded: 1963
Donor: University of Minnesota
University of Missouri at Columbia
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1990
Donor: University of Missouri
University of Montana
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1974
Donor: University of Montana
Mount Holyoke College
Prize Name: Gertrude Claytor Poetry Prize
Founded: 1960
Donor: Mr. W. Graham Claytor, Jr.
Muhlenberg College
Prize Name: Charles L. Killeen II Poetry Prize
Founded: 1996
Donor: Mr. & Mrs. Charles Killeen
Muskingum College
Prize Name: Beulah Brooks Brown Award in Poetry
Founded: 1993
Donor: Muskingum College
Naropa University
Prize Name: The Margaret Randall Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2009
Donor: Friends of Margaret Randall
University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Prize Name: Wilbur Gaffney Poetry Prize
Founded: 1963
Donor: Professor Emeritus Wilbur Gaffney
University of Nebraska, MFA
Prize Name: Helen W. Kenefick Poetry Prize
Founded: 2007
Donor: Mr. John C. Kenefick
New Jersey City University
Prize Name: The Walter Glospie Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2004
Donor: New Jersey City University
University of New Mexico
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1975
Donor: University of New Mexico
New Mexico State University
Prize Name: The Ruth Scott Poetry Award
Founded: 2005
Donor: Judith N. Scott
University of New Orleans
Prize Name: Andrea Saunders Gereighty Poetry Award
Founded: 1986
Donor: Ms. Andrea S. Gereighty
New York University
Prize Name: Judith Lobel Arkin Poetry Prize
Founded: 2011
Donor: The Arkin Family
University of North Dakota
Prize Name: The Thomas McGrath Prize
Founded: 1979
Donor: University of North Dakota
University of North Texas
Prize Name: Paul R. Voertman Prize
Founded: 2013
Donor: University of North Texas
University of Notre Dame
Prize Name: The Billy Maich Award
Founded: 2005
Donor: Mr. & Mrs. Paul & Jessica Maich
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Prize Name: The Anne Williams Burrus Prize in Poetry
Founded: 1963
Donor: Mrs. Ann W. Burrus
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Prize Name: Noel Callow Poetry Award
Founded: 1963
Donor: Anonymous
North Carolina State University
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2005
Donor: North Carolina State University
Northeast Ohio Master of Fine Arts
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2007
Donor: Northeast Ohio Master of Fine Arts
Northwestern University
Prize Name: The Jean Meyer Aloe Poetry Prize
Founded: 2003
Donor: Jean Meyer Aloe
Oberlin College
Prize Name: Stuart Friebert Poetry Prize
Founded: 1975
Ohio State University
Prize Name: Arthur Rense Prize
Founded: 1968
Donor: Ms. Paige Rense
Oklahoma State University
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1978
Donor: Oklahoma State University
Old Dominion University
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2006
Donnor: The Poetry Society of Virginia
Oregon State University
Prize Name: Weaver Undergraduate Poetry Award
Founded: 1986
Donor: Oregon State University
Pace University
Prize Name: David A. Bickimer—Promise of Learnings Poetry Prize
Founded: 2002
Donor: The Promise of Learnings Inc.
Penn State Harrisburg
Prize Name: Staff Sergeant Robert J. Miller Prize
Founded: 2013
Donor: Raymond W. Britcher
Pennsylvania State University
Prize Name: Leonard Steinberg Memorial Prize
Founded: 1979
Donor: Mrs. Pearl Steinberg
University of Pennsylvania
Prize Name: William Carlos Williams Prize
Founded: 1968
Donor: University of Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1979
Donor: University of Pittsburgh
University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
Prize Name: The Colleen M. Brown Prize
Founded: 2012
Donor: Mr. Raymond W. Britcher
Portland State University
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1986
Donor: The Portland State University Foundation
Pratt Institute
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1992
Donor: Pratt Institute
Princeton University
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1955
Donor: Drs. William F. and Jerene Hewitt
Purdue University
Prize Name: The Thomas H. Scholl and Elizabeth Boyd Thompson Poetry Prize
Founded: 2006
Donor: Thomas H. Scholl
Randolph-Macon Woman's College
Prize Name: Charles and Fanny Fay Wood Poetry Prize
Founded: 1963
Donor: Philip Morris Companies, Inc.
University of Redlands
Prize Name: Jean Burden Award
Founded: 1984
Donor: Ms. Virginia Everett Smith
Reed College
Prize Name: The Mary Barnard Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1994
Donor: Reed College
University of Rhode Island
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1980
Donor: Ms. Nancy Potter
Rhode Island School of Design
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2003
Donor: Mr. Roger Mandle
Rice University
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1986
Donor: Ms. Joyce Pounds Hardy
University of Richmond
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2007
Donor: The Poetry Society of Virginia
University of Rochester
Prize Name: Marion Devendorf Van Laak Poetry Prize
Founded: 1975
Donor: University of Rochester
Rollins College
Prize Name: Arden Goettling / Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1955
Donor: Family & Friends of Arden Goettling
Rutgers University
Prize Name: Enid Dame Memorial Poetry Prize
Founded: 2005
Donor: Jeanne Marie Beaumont
St. John's University
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2006
Donor: Thomas McInerney
St. Lawrence University
Prize Name: James Ligon Price III Memorial Prize in Poetry
Founded: 1975
Donor: St. Lawrence University
Saint Mary's College of California
Prize Name: Russell & Yvonne Lannan Poetry Prize
Founded: 1988
Donor: The Lannan Foundation
St. Peter's College
Prize Name: In Memoriam Gerald Kernan, S.J., Poetry Prize
Founded: 1990
Donor: The Lannan Foundation
Sam Houston State University
Prize Name: The William C. Weathers Memorial Prize
Founded: 2002
Donor: Ms. Melissa Morphew
San Francisco State University
Prize Name: Harold Taylor Prize
Founded: 1964
Donor: The New Hope Foundation
San Francisco State University (Undergraduate)
Academy of American Poets Piri Thomas Poetry Prize
Founded: 2009
Donors: Friends and Family of Piri Thomas
San Jose State University
Prize Name: Virginia de Araujo Prize
Founded: 1981
Donor: Virginia de Araujo Trust
Santa Clara University
Prize Name: Tamara Verga Poetry Prize
Founded: 1995
Donor: Victoria Verga Logan and Frank Verga, Jr.
Sarah Lawrence College (undergraduate)
Prize Name: Harold Taylor Prize
Founded: 1974
Donor: The New Hope Foundation
Sarah Lawrence College (graduate)
Prize Name: The John B. Santoianni Award for Excellence in Poetry
Founded: 2005
Donor: Joseph F. McCrindle Foundation
Shimer College
Prize Name: Ruth Cooley Poetry Prize
Founded: 1976
Donor: Mr. Peter Cooley
Sinte Gleska University
Prize Name: Stanley Red Bird Poetry Prize
Founded: 1992
Donor: J. Patrick Lannan
Skidmore College
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2007
Donor: Skidmore College
Smith College
Prize Name: Anne Bradstreet Prize
Founded: 1955
Donor: Smith College
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (undergraduate)
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2007
Donor: Mr. Rodney Jones
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (graduate)
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1998
Donor: Carolyn Forman Moe
Spelman College
Prize Name: Edith A. Hambie Poetry Prize
Founded: 2007
Donor: The Family and Friends of Edith Hambie
Spring Hill College
Prize Name: Reverend Andrew C. Smith, S.J., Poetry Prize
Founded: 1988
Donor: The Lannan Foundation
Stanford University
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1955
Donor: Ms. Kathleen Welton
Stetson University
Prize Name: The Holly M. Kimball Poetry Prize
Founded: 2005
Donor: Mr. Phillip Blumberg
SUNY Albany
Prize Name: Phyllis Hurd Liston Poetry Prize
Founded: 1998
Donor: The Liston Family
SUNY Binghamton
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1979
Donor: SUNY Binghamton
SUNY Buffalo
Prize Name: Dan Liberthson Poetry Prize
Founded: 2010
SUNY Farmingdale
Prize Name: Raynor Wallace Poetry Award
Founded: 1988
Donor: SUNY Farmingdale
SUNY Oswego
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1983
Donor: Mr. John W. Mincher, Jr.
SUNY Purchase
Prize Name: Friends of the Humanities Poetry Prize
Founded: 1992
Donor: The SUNY Purchase Friends of Humanities
Sweet Briar College
Prize Name: The Jean Taylor Meyer Memorial Poetry Prize
Founded: 2003
Donor: Jean Meyer Aloe
Temple University
Prize Name: Albert J. Caplan Prize
Founded: 1985
Donor: Mr. Albert J. Caplan
University of Texas at Austin
Prize Name: Andrew Julius Gutow Poetry Prize
Founded: 1968
Donor: The Andrew Julius Gutow Memorial Fund
Trinity College
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1997
Donor: Trinity College
Tufts University
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1957
Donor: Tufts University
Tulane University
Prize Name: Anselle M. Larson / Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1968
Donor: Mr. Herbert V. Larson, Jr.
Union College
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1957
Donor: Dr. Paul Boor
United States Naval Academy
Prize Name: Stuart Pitt Memorial Poetry Prize
Founded: 1975
Donor: Mrs. A. Stuart Pitt
University of Utah
Prize Name: Larry Levis Memorial Poetry Prize
Founded: 1969
Donor: University of Utah
Valdosta State University
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1986
Donor: Mr. Edward Davin Vickers
Valparaiso University
Prize Name: Vivian S. Richards Memorial Prize
Founded: 1988
Donor: Mr. & Mrs. Nancy & Michael Becker
Vanderbilt University
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1968
Donor: Vanderbilt University
Vassar College
Prize Name: Mary Rousmaniere Gordon Prize
Founded: 1955
Donor: Mr. Albert H. Gordon
University of Vermont
Prize Name: Ora Mary Pelham Poetry Prize
Founded: 1988
Donor: The Lannan Foundation
Virginia Commonwealth University
Prize Name: Catherine and Joan Byrne Poetry Prize
Founded: 2002
Donor: Nan Byrne
University of Virginia
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1955
Donor: English Dept., Henry Hoyns Bequest, Charles Wright
Virginia Polytechnic Institute
Prize name: Virginia Tech/ Poetry Society of Virginia Prize
Founded: 2007
Donor: The Poetry Society of Virginia
Wartburg College
Prize Name: THE CASTLE Editor's Poetry Prize
Founded: 1998
Donor: Anonymous
Washington College
Prize Name: The Jude and Miriam Pfister Poetry Prize
Founded: 2013
Donor: Dr. & Mrs. Jude Pfister
Washington & Lee University
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1968
Donor: Anonymous
Washington University
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1968
Donor: Washington University
University of Washington
Prize Name: Harold Taylor Prize
Founded: 1957
Donor: The New Hope Foundation
Wayne State University
Prize Name: John Clare Prize
Founded: 1984
Donor: Mr. & Mrs. Nancy & Michael Becker
Wellesley College
Prize Name: Nevin Prize
Founded: 1957
Donor: The Family of Betty Nevin Marshall & Robert Nevin
Wells College
Prize Name: Catherine B De Pau Poetry Prize
Founded: 1983
Donor: The Lyric Foundation for Traditional Poetry
Wesleyan College
Prize Name: George Warren Gignilliat, Jr. Poetry Prize
Founded: 1984
Donor: J. Edward and Ruth Cox Lantz
Wesleyan University
Prize Name: Sarah Hannah Memorial Prize
Founded: 2008
Donor: Ms. Kate Bernheimer
Westminster College
Prize Name: Anne Newman Sutton Weeks Prize
Founded: 1999
Donor: Westminster College
Wichita State University
Prize Name: Wichita State University Poetry Prize
Founded: 1981
Donor: Wichita State University
College of William and Mary
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1983
Donor: The Poetry Society of Virginia
Williams College
Prize Name: Bullock Poetry Prize
Founded: 1955
Donor: The Academy of American Poets
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Prize Name: The Jens Bjerregaard Poetry Prize
Founded: 2004
Donor: Kevin and Carrie Bjerregaard and family, in Memory of Jens P. Bjerregaard
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Prize Name: Edward W. Ryan Poetry Prize
Founded: 2005
Donor: Mary Ann Ryan
College of Wooster
Prize Name: Cora Owlett Latzer Award
Founded: 1983
Donor: Ms. Susan Donnell
Yale University
Prize Name: Sean T. Lannan Poetry Prize
Founded: 1955
Donor: The Lannan Foundation
Yonsei University / Underwood International College
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2011
Donor: Yonsei University
 

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