The University of West Georgia Foundation announces the creation of the Dr. Corliss Hines Edwards Jr. Memorial Scholarship, established by his wife, Nina W. Edwards, and sons Hines Martin Edwards and Keith White Edwards, to honor his memory as a professor.
The scholarship will be awarded annually to a graduate student or students to be chosen by a committee from the Department of English and Philosophy. The student must be an English major, have a GPA of 3.5 or better and preferably have a concentration in American and/or Southern literature.
Edwards, a Macon, Ga., native, began teaching at West Georgia College (now UWG) in 1966. He also published many articles about American authors such as Robert Frost, Mark Twain, James Dickey and William Faulkner. He retired in 1993, but continued teaching part-time until 1996. He was awarded the title of professor emeritus of English in 1994.