The Robert Fellman Memorial Scholarship Prize is awarded to a WPI undergraduate student for the best essay written about the life or work of the author Charles Dickens. The scholarship was established in the memory of the noted Dickensian Robert Fellman, who bequeathed his Charles Dickens collection to WPI in 1995. The collection includes many volumes of Dickens’s writings (including rare first editions of his major works); unique manuscripts and autograph letters; Dickens-related periodicals; letters, biographies, and illustrations; and many volumes of reference works, criticism and commentary on the novel, Dickens’s England, the Victorian period, and related English authors.
The essay must focus on some aspect of Charles Dickens’s life or work. The essay should be three to eight pages (750-2000 words) in length, double spaced, in a font no larger than 12-point.
The prize is $100 cash. The winner will be announced in early February 2014, at the time of Dickens’s birthday. The winner will be invited to present the essay at the April 2014 meeting of the Worcester chapter of the Charles Dickens Fellowship. The submission deadline is 12 December 2013. Participants should send four copies of their essay to Fellman Scholarship c/o K. Markees, Gordon Library, 100 Institute Road, Worcester, MA, 01609, or simply attach an electronic copy to email addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Fellman Prize” in the subject line. For more information, contact Kathy Markees at 508-831-5675.