Anderson Scholar Humanities Concentrations

Anderson Scholars in Historical Reading, Research, and Writing will provide students with the opportunity to do in-depth research on a particular historical topic and to sharpen their writing skills. Over a two-year period, students will work with a History Department faculty member to complete preliminary reading and writing requirements that will ultimately lead to 5,000-word historical research paper submitted during the spring semester of the senior year.  When the paper is completed, students will have the opportunity to present their work to a committee of historians.  By the end of the senior year, students will submit their work to an outside journal for publication.

Anderson Scholars in Humanities in Literary Reading, Research, and Writing will provide students with an opportunity to do in-depth research on a particular literary topic and to sharpen their writing skills. Over a two-year period, students will work with an English faculty member to complete preliminary reading and writing requirements that will ultimately lead to a 5,000-word literary research paper submitted during the spring semester of the senior year. When the paper is completed, students will have the opportunity to present their work to a committee of literature scholars.

Anderson Scholars in Humanities in Creative Writing provides students with the opportunity to write creatively, ranging from poetry to short fiction to personal essay to drama to film to journalism, and to sharpen their writing skills. Over a two-year period, students will enroll in two semesters of a writing-intensive course and will work with an English faculty member to complete preliminary reading and writing requirements that will ultimately lead to completion of a collection of creative writing submitted during the spring semester of the senior year. When the collection is completed, students will have the opportunity to present their work to a committee of writing scholars and read from their work at a special assembly.

Davey Fellowship in Creative Writing

Thanks to an endowment in the name of Hugh Davey ’64, the Davey Fellowship in Creative Writing provides students with the opportunity to pursue creative writing beyond the curricular offerings of the school. The Davey Fellowship is open to students in 11th and 12th grades who have demonstrated a strong interest in creative writing. Whether students are interested in writing short stories, poems, personal essays, plays, film scripts, or journalism, they may pursue their writing interest under the guidance of a faculty member. Davey Fellows meet with their advisors regularly and submit a writing portfolio in the spring. Davey Fellows are also encouraged to submit their writing to the Scholastic Writing  Awards and The Record. Senior Davey Fellows read from their writing in a special assembly held in the spring.

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