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Prizes Awarded for Outstanding 2014 Student Papers

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Hartford Seminary has awarded three prizes for outstanding papers from the calendar year 2014.

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.

Winner:  Anne Rapkin, Breslover Kabbalah in the Nursing Home, which was nominated by Prof. Yehezkel Landau

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.

Winner:  Allison Taylor, “Priest, Prophet, and Foster Child: Samuel in 1 Samuel 3:1-4:1.” nominated by 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.

Winner:  Lien Fina, Southeast Asian Islamic Art and Architecture: Re-Examining the Claim of the Unity and Universality of the Islamic Art,” which was nominated by Prof. Yahya Michot.

 

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