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Hartford Seminary Awards Three Writing Prizes

Three Hartford Seminary students have been awarded prizes for their scholarship and writing.

Amy Poppinga, a student in the International Ph.D. Program, will receive a scholarship from the Hartranft Scholarship Fund for her paper, ?Setting Priorities: Sexual Abuse of Children as an Individual and Communal Responsibility in Islam.?

The Hartranft Scholarship Fund provides a course tuition waiver to a degree program student who ?has demonstrated excellence in written expression.? The prize is in the name of Chester David Hartranft, who was President of the Seminary from 1889 to 1903, and was Professor of Biblical and Ecclesiastical History from 1878 to 1914.

Jean Amos Lys, a student in the Master of Arts Program, will receive a scholarship from the William Thompson Fund for his paper, ?Reflection on the Book of Job: Do We Fear God for Nothing??

The William Thompson Fund provides a course tuition waiver to a degree program student who ?has demonstrated notable proficiency or interest in the field of biblical studies.? The prize is in the name of William Thompson, who was Dean and Professor of Hebrew Language and Literature from 1834 to 1881, after which he was Dean Emeritus until 1889.

Tricia Pethic, a student in the Islamic Chaplaincy Program, will receive a scholarship from the Bennett Tyler Scholarship Fund for her paper, ?The Power of Private Islam: Hamza Yusuf?s Political Theology?

The Bennett Tyler Scholarship Fund provides a course tuition waiver to any student of the Seminary (degree or certificate) who has demonstrated ?excellence in written expression.? The prize is in the name of the first president of Hartford Seminary, Bennett Tyler, who was also a Professor of Theology from 1834 to 1857.

The recipients of the three prizes will be recognized at graduation ceremonies on June 1.

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