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Seminary Awards Prizes for Outstanding Papers

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Hartford Seminary has awarded four prizes for outstanding papers from the calendar year 2013.

The Hartranft Scholarship Fund provides a course tuition waiver to the degree program student who “has demonstrated excellence in written expression.” Candidates for this prize are nominated by the faculty. 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.

Two students were chosen for this prize:

  • Maggie Siddiqi, an Islamic Chaplaincy student, for “Water in Islam and Christianity” (nominated by Prof. Lucinda Mosher)
  • Ryan Sawyer, who is getting an MA in Islamic Studies and Christian-Muslim Relations, for “An Aesthetic Imagination in Social Context: Saint Nicholas Cathedral, Washington, D.C.” (nominated by Prof. Scott Thumma)

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.” Candidates for this prize are nominated by the faculty. 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.

  • Tanya Andrysiak, who is getting her MA in Theology and Ethics, for “If Samson Had a Therapist” (nominated by Academic Dean Uriah Kim)

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.” Candidates for this prize are nominated by the faculty. 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.

  •  Ryan Paul, who is getting a graduate certificate in Biblical Studies, for “Genesis 20-21: The Woman’s Covenant” (nominated by Academic Dean Uriah Kim)

The winning papers can be read by clicking the links below.

Winning paper Maggie Siddiqi

Winning paper Ryan Sawyer

Winning paper Tanya Andrysiak

 

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