Students may submit their papers for a chance at winning a monetary prize. The following information offers details on how to participate.

Prizes

Awards for papers, which are judged on a competitive basis, are announced annually at commencement. Topics for these papers are communicated to students via Brute Facts and posted on campus bulletin boards. 

Deadline
To be considered for a prize (except for the Leslie W. Sloat Prize in Greek Exegesis), papers should be submitted via email to the academic affairs office by April 15.

The Greene Prize in Apologetics
A prize given in memory of the Reverend Professor William Brenton Greene, Jr., D.D., of Princeton Theological Seminary is awarded annually in the amount of $900 to a student in the Master of Arts in Religion or Master of Divinity program who has completed at least one year of seminary study. The prize is awarded for a paper on a subject in the area of apologetics, as selected annually by the faculty.

The Thomas E. Welmers Memorial Prize in the Biblical Languages and Exegesis
A prize given in memory of the Reverend Professor Thomas E. Welmers, D.D., former member of the Board of Trustees of Westminster is awarded annually in the amount of $500 to a student in the Master of Arts in Religion or Master of Divinity program who has completed at least one year of seminary study.

The prize is awarded for a paper on a subject of a grammatico-exegetical nature dealing with a Hebrew, Aramaic, or Greek passage from the Scriptures, as selected annually by the faculty.

The Leslie W. Sloat Prize in Greek Exegesis
A prize given in memory of the Reverend Leslie W. Sloat is awarded annually in the amount of $200 for the best exegetical paper submitted for the NT 211 Gospels course.

The Edgar Creative Writing Prize
The Center for Theological Writing (CTW) sponsors the annual Edgar Creative Writing Competition in recognition of Dr. William Edgar’s emphasis, in his teaching and ministry, on creativity and beauty in literature and the arts as glorifying and revelatory of God. 

The competition is designed to promote artful, creative, non-academic writing of various kinds: essay, poetry, short story, drama, etc. A prize is awarded annually in the amount of $100.

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