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

DeadlineTo be considered for a prize (except for The Thomas E. Welmers Memorial Prize in the Biblical Languages and Exegesis), papers should be submitted via email to the academic affairs office by April 15.

The Greene Prize in ApologeticsA 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 $500 to a student in the Master of Arts in Religion or Master of Divinity program. 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 ExegesisA 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 $250 for the best exegetical paper dealing with a Hebrew, Aramaic, or Greek passage from the Scriptures submitted for the NT211: Gospels and OT211: OT History and Theology I. 

William Edgar Prize on Cultural Engagement

A prize given in honor of Dr. William Edgar, Apologetics Professor at Westminster, is awarded annually in the amount of $500 to a student in the Master of Arts in Religion or Master of Divinity program. The prize is awarded for a paper on a subject in the area of cultural engagement, as selected annually by Dr. Edgar.

The Edgar Creative Writing PrizeThe 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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