The Leonard J. Leff Film or Media Studies Award

The Leonard J. Leff Film or Media Studies Award for the best unpublished scholarly or critical essay dealing with film, television, media culture, computer media, or other aspects of visual culture. 

Each entry must include the application form indicating the name of the essay, the name of the author, address, phone number, and CWID. This is the only place where the name of the author should appear. The contestant’s name should not appear in the essay itself.

Students should submit no more than one essay for each scholarship, though they may submit for multiple scholarships.   

Students who choose to submit essays for multiple scholarships must submit different entries.

Application materials should be placed in JuDean Howerton's mailbox in 205 Morrill Hall. See the English Department Scholarship page for application deadlines.

The essays will be judged for originality, tenability, significance, and cogency of organization and prose style. Essays submitted for these prizes will be judged by a committee of graduate faculty. Click here for the Leonard J. Leff Film or Media Studies Award application.