Annual Academic Prizes


Descriptions of the Annual Academic Commencement Prizes

Call for Entries - How to Apply

The Raymond W. Albright Prize in History

 

Est. 1990 in Will of Mrs. Raymond Albright

“To be given each year to a member of the graduating class who has demonstrated the greatest proficiency in church History through an essay or source notably in American Church History.”

[provision in Living Revocable Trust of Mrs. Caroline A. Albright.  Letter dated 4/23/91 from Owen L. Cox.]

The Reverend Delores Berry Liberation Theology Preaching Prize

 

The prize will be “awarded each year to the student who preaches a sermon that best embodies the principles of liberation theology.  Preference will be given to a graduating senior.”

 

Class of 1892 Prize for the Best Written Sermon **

Class of 1892 Prize in Sacred Rhetoric is the original name of this prize.

This prize is to be awarded “to a member of the Middler Class who, in the opinion of three judges, writes the best sermon.  The prize is to be awarded on the ground of truth and the literary finish with which the sermon is prepared.” [Acts and Proceedings of the Eastern Synod of the Reformed Church in the US, Lancaster PA 10/19/1892.]

Herman M. Lutz Prize in Christian Education

Est. 1985 by St. John’s (Hain’s) UCC, Wernersville

“To be awarded to a seminarian who has demonstrated special gifts and competence in the teaching office of ministry through field education, the parish training program or other local church experience, as evidenced through and supported by such things as the creation of curricular resources and/or models for teaching, a videotape of an outstanding teaching event, and Seminary classroom leadership.”

The Schaff Prize in Church History

 

“...any seminarian who has completed the basic church history course and who writes the best paper on an assigned topic in church history during the academic year.”

The Richard B. Hull Memorial Scholarship

Est. 1993

by Rev. Charlotte Hull Whiting ’79

 

“To provide a cash scholarship award for the musical enrichment of a child or spouse of a full-time candidate for a master’s degree at Lancaster Theological Seminary. First preference will be for the child of a student; second preference will be for the spouse of a student.  Hull Scholarship Application Form