Finalists Named For Lucrative Literary Prize

CHESTERTOWN, Md. (AP) — Washington College on Maryland’s Eastern Shore has named five finalists for the most lucrative student literary prize in the nation.

This year’s Sophie Kerr Prize is valued at $62,900 and will be announced May 13 in Baltimore.

The award recognizes a graduating senior who shows literary ability and promise. Sophie Kerr was a Maryland native who bequeathed much of her estate to Washington College when she died in 1965. She was a fiction writer and magazine endeavor and stipulated that half of the income from her estate be awarded annually to a student with literary gifts.

This year’s finalists are Grace Arenas, Peter Fortenbaugh, Alex Stinton, Kimberly Uslin and Kay Wicker.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


More From CBS Baltimore

Track Weather On The Go With Our App!
Your Podcast Network

Listen Live