Undergraduate Student Essay Award

Each year, SAMLA accepts nominations of outstanding undergraduate student presentations given at the previous year's conference.

In 2022, the winner of the award will receive an honorarium of $125; publication of the winning essay in our annual digital newsletter SAMLA News; and complimentary registration for SAMLA 94 in Jacksonville, FL.


Please submit nominations for this award via this form by March 18, 2022.


2021 Award Winner

Taylor Drake
Agnes Scott College

“Culture as Violence in Carmen Maria Machado’s
‘Especially Heinous: 272 Views of Law & Order: SVU’”