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This award was created and endowed in memory of Dr. Danny L. Miller, who began teaching at NKU in 1981 and served as Department Chair from 2000 until his death in 2008. While Danny Miller had many passions in life -- including Appalachian literature, his family, his friends, and genealogy -- one of his proudest accomplishments was creating the NKU English Department graduate program. Danny Miller ardently believed in the power of humanities education to change lives.
Eligibility: Student must be enrolled in the Masters of English program at NKU; have earned at least 15 credit hours prior to the application; be in good academic standing; and enrolled in at least 3 credit hours in the academic year of the award.
Applicants must submit:
1. Reflective letter of application, detailing progress through the graduate program, plans for the future, and optionally, what the graduate program has meant to the student (maxiumum of 740 words).
2. Approved prospectus for thesis/portfolio/project; or comprehensive exams scheduled, with reading lists approved by committee.
3. Letter of recommendation from Capstone Director.
4. Statement from Director of Graduate Studies confirming academic status.
Endowed in honor of the parents of creative writing professor P. Andrew Miller, the award provides students with an interest and demonstrated proficiency in fiction writing with an opportunity to develop their writing skills through a cash award.
Eligibility: Must be admitted to NKU as a degree-seeking student; must be in good academic standing; must have earned at least 15 credit hours prior to application for award; must be enrolled for six credit hours.
Open to both undergraduate and graduate students.
Portfolio: The portfolio consists of two parts.
1. Student will submit a portfolio of fiction between 15-25 pages. Portfolio can contain one short story, a novel excerpt, or a combination of stories. Pages should be typed, double-spaced in Times New Roman or Courier font, and done in manuscript format.
2. Student will also include a cover letter (about 250-300 words) expressing their strengths in fiction writing and a brief account of their writing goals.
Student entries will be reviewed by judges outside the Department of English either selected by a representative of the Miller family or by the department.