Fellowships and Prizes

Recipients of the Fellowships and Prizes are selected by the Academic Affairs Committee in consultation with the Office of the President. The Stendahl Medal recipient is selected based upon nominees submitted by the international theological community.



Fellowship Recipients
Fellowships constitute the highest academic recognition offered by the Graduate Theological Foundation to a graduating student who is taking the Ph.D. or Th.D. degree from the GTF.

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Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel Fellowship in Jewish Studies (Begun 2009)

  • Kenneth Chigbo (2009)

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John Macquarrie Fellowship in Philosophical Theology (Begun 2000)

  • Michael David Colvard (2015)
  • Sandra Eileen Larragoiti Vera (2014)
  • Hiep Quang Nguyen (2013)
  • James Ellison (2012)
  • Joanne Christine Neal (2011)
  • Ore Lee Spragin, Jr. (2010)
  • Marion Thullbery (2009)
  • Ruthann Valentine (2008)
  • Douglas Lind (2007)
  • John Patrick O’Neill (2006)
  • Betty Lynn Schwab (2005)
  • Timothy Allen (2004)
  • Carol Worthing (2002)
  • Charles P. McArthur (2000)

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Imam Malik Fellowship in Islamic Studies (Begun 2006)

  • Mohamed Sheikh Abdirahman Kariye (2015)
  • Safwat Ali Morsy Mahgoob (2014)
  • Zurkani Vardar (2013)
  • Abed Ayoub (2012)
  • Yousef Said (2011)
  • Muaz Redzic (2010)
  • Bassam Obeid (2009)
  • Waleed K. Basyouni (2008)
  • Omar Shahin (2007)
  • Senad Agic (2006)

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Celestine O. E. Onwuliri Fellowship in Scientific Research and Human Values (Begun 2016)
  • Joachim Chukwujekwu Adione (2016)
  • Kyrian Chukwuemeka Echekwu (2016)
  • Valentine U. Ibeh (2016) 

Prizes for Professional Performance (Begun 2005)
Prizes are awarded at the time of graduation to students who have distinguished themselves in the various areas of study indicated by the Named Prizes.
 
Elyssa Wortzman (2016)
Rabbi Samuel Sandmel Prize in Jewish Studies
 
Antonia M. Arnold-McFarland (2016)
Charles Wesley Prize in Sacred Music and Liturgy
 
Raymond Joseph Sanborn (2016)
Harry Thacker Burleigh Prize in Sacred Music
 
Seema A. Imam (2015)
Mary McLeod Bethune Prize in Educational Leadership
 
Kenneth Kahtan Ayouby (2015)
Viktor Frankl Prize in Pastoral Logotherapy
 
Alan Mark Wellman (2015)
Charles Wesley Prize in Sacred Music and Liturgy
 
Karen Lee Erlichman (2015)
Mother Teresa Prize in Spirituality and Community Service
 
Diane D. Kreslins, BCC (2014)
Dorothy Day Prize in Pastoral Care and Counseling
 
Julie Leavitt (2014)
Rabbi Samuel Cohen Prize in Jewish Studies
 
Mersad Imamovic (2014)
Ibn Taymiyya Prize in Islamic Studies
 
Carmen Maldonado, S.S.C. (2014)
Archdiocese of New York Prize in Catholic Studies
 
Samuel Olubunmi Oloyede (2014)
President Jimmy Carter Prize in Conflict Resolution
 
Mary Joan Jensen (2013)
Dorothy Day Prize in Pastoral Care and Counseling
 
Hana Taleb Jaber (2013)
Jalaluddin Rumi Prize in Islamic Studies
 
Paula Goldberg (2013)
Rabbi Samuel Cohen Prize in Jewish Studies
 
William Moneyhun (2013)
Geertz Prize in the Anthropology of Religion
 
Joanne K. Harrison (2012)
Harry Thacker Burleigh Prize in Sacred Music
 
Ismail Fetic (2012)
Ibn Taymiyya Prize in Islamic Studies
 
Adolphus Chukwuka (2012)
Mary McLeod Bethune Prize in Educational Leadership
 
Margaret Callender Davis (2012)
Dorothy Day Prize in Pastoral Care and Counseling
 
Walter F. Kedjierski (2011)
Archdiocese of New York Prize in Catholic Studies
 
Christiana Onu Ekeh (2011)
Mother Teresa Prize in Spirituality and Community Service
 
Joseph Byrd (2011)
Charles Wesley Prize in Sacred Music and Liturgy
 
Claire King (2011)
Mary McLeod Bethune Prize in Educational Leadership
 
Carmen Maldonado (2010)
Saint Therese of Lisieux Prize in Spirituality
 
Mohamed Moussa (2010)
Ibn Taymiyya Prize in Islamic Studies
 
Tak Him Shu (2010)
Dorothy Day Prize in Pastoral Care and Counseling
 
Nancy A. Mason Bordley (2009)
Saint Therese of Lisieux Prize in Spirituality
 
Raed Alrousan (2009)
Ibn Taymiyya Prize in Islamic Studies
 
Carol Dawn McDonald (2009)
Howard Thurman Prize in Parish Ministry
 
Douglas Cleveland (2009)
Harry Thacker Burleigh Prize in Sacred Music
 
Ishmail O. Iwuala (2009)
Dorothy Day Prize in Pastoral Care and Counseling
 
Rhonda Shapiro-Rieser (2008)
Rabbi Samuel Cohen Prize in Jewish Studies
 
Hanh Van Pham (2008)
Saint Therese of Lisieux Prize in Spirituality
 
Ricardo N. Villacorta (2008)
San Juan Diego Prize in Hispanic Ministry
 
Anthony Nwachukwu (2008)
Dorothy Day Prize in Pastoral Care and Counseling
 
Sergio Garcia (2007)
San Juan Diego Prize in Hispanic Ministry
 
Marzia Dawlatzai (2007)
Ibn Taymiyya Prize in Islamic Studies
 
Gary Yarbrough (2007)
Dorothy Day Prize in Pastoral Care and Counseling
 
Baruch Halevi (2007)
Rabbi Samuel Cohen Prize in Jewish Studies
 
J. Mark Killmer (2007)
Saint Therese of Lisieux Prize in Spirituality
 
Bayram Mulic (2006)
Jalauddin Rumi Prize in Islamic Studies
 
Gordon A. R. Edwards (2006)
Howard Thurman Prize in Parish Ministry
 
Kaye Anne Sloan (2006)
Harry Thacker Burleigh Prize in Sacred Music
 
Amarilis Arrioja (2006)
San Juan Diego Prize in Hispanic Ministries
 
Neville Kelly (2006)
Dorothy Day Prize in Pastoral Care and Counseling
 
Thuy Nguyen (2006)
Saint Therese of Lisieux Prize in Spirituality
 
James Michaels (2006)
Rabbi Samuel Cohen Prize in Jewish Studies
 
Henry A. Chan (2005)
Dorothy Day Prize in Pastoral Care and Counseling

 

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Krister Stendahl Medal in Biblical Studies (Begun 2009)
An award to an internationally distinguished scholar in Biblical studies in tribute to Krister Stendahl, former Dean of Harvard Divinity School and Bishop of Stockholm. Recipients of the Stendahl Medal are made Honorary Fellows of the GTF at the Convocation/Graduation Ceremony.

  • Gale A. Yee (Episcopal Divinity School) 2015
  • Renita Weems (American Baptist College) 2014
  • Christo Lombaard (University of South Africa) 2013
  • James S. McLaren (Australian Biblical Review) & Anne Gardner (Australian Biblical Review) 2012
  • David H. Aaron (Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion) 2010
  • John Barton (Oxford University) 2009

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