Student writing submissions for the Isabelle de Courtivron Prize are invited on topics related to immigrant, diaspora, bicultural, bilingual and/or mixed-race experiences.
The de Courtivron Prize is open to all MIT undergraduate students. Entries will be judged by a panel of faculty and professional writers. The submission deadline is Feb. 15, 2013. The winner will be announced in April. The awardee will receive $400 and the winning submission will be featured on the Center for Bilingual/Bicultural Studies website.
The prize was established by MIT’s Center for Bilingual/Bicultural Studies to reward high-quality undergraduate writing (creative or expository) and to honor distinguished Professor Emerita Isabelle de Courtivron. De Courtivron, a professor in MIT Foreign Languages and Literatures, was one of the founders of the CB/BS. The prize was established on the occasion of her retirement in 2010 and is awarded on an annual basis.