Finalist, Narrative Fall Story Contest, for "Stormwrangler III"
Bertha Morton Scholarship, University of Montana. $3,000. Most prestigious graduate research scholarship.
Research and Creative Scholarship Fund, University of Montana. Summer funding to attend Tin House workshop.
Truman Capote Fellowship, University of Montana. Awarded tuition + $20,000 stipend per year for MFA.
Pushcart Prize nomination for "Crickets: a love song in six parts" (DIAGRAM)
Winner, DIAGRAM Essay Contest, for "Crickets: a love song in six parts." $1,000 and publication. Judge: Ander Monson.
Winner, Slippery Elm Poetry Contest, for "Second Person." $1,000 and publication.
Winner, The Gene and Etta Silverman Family Award for Poetry, University of Southern California. Awarded $2,000.
University of Southern California Trustee Scholarship. Awarded tuition and stipend for all 4 years of undergrad.