Frederick J. Hoffman Award

The Hoffman award is given to the best essay by a currently enrolled graduate student (master’s or doctoral level) in the Department of English. Students apply by uploading their essay. Be sure to remove your name and any identifying information from your essay as all essays are scored anonymously.

You will need to first complete the UWM general scholarship application. There are only 5 required questions that must be answered (3 yes/no questions and 2 short answer questions). All other questions are optional and may be skipped for purposes of applying for the Hoffman Award. The application deadline is 11:59 pm on May 15th. Questions or problems with the application process can be sent to

This award will be paid in Fall 2024. Students graduating in May or August 2024 are not eligible.

Friends and Family of Frederick J. Hoffman
Schools, Colleges, Departments, and Areas
English Department, College of Letters and Science, UWM Foundation Scholarships
Supplemental Questions
  1. Upload a PDF copy of the essay you would like considered for the Hoffman "best essay" Award. Your name SHOULD NOT appear on your essay as all essays are scored anonymously.