2018 Graduate Fellowship Awards Competition

Chapters are invited to nominate one graduating senior or recent alumnus/a to compete for a first prize of $3000, a second prize of $2000, and a third prize of $1000 to be used for educational costs associated with matriculation in a graduate degree program in the study of religion or theology for fall 2018.

Nominations should be sent via U.S. Mail or other carrier and must include the following:

    ● a formal letter of application from the nominee, detailing his/her long-term educational goals and intentions especially in light of the purpose of Theta Alpha Kappa: to encourage, recognize, and maintain excellence in academic studies in Religion and Theology.

    ● two sealed letters of recommendation from his/her professors.

    ● confirmation from the Chapter/Faculty representative of the student’s membership in TAK and that the individual is the chapter's nominee. If the student will be inducted subsequent to the deadline, please indicate planned date of induction.

    ● sealed official undergraduate transcript.

    ● proof of acceptance and intent to matriculate into a relevant graduate program.

    ● a physical mailing address that will be valid in June and July 2018 (for example, the student's permanent address.

Completed nomination packets are due to the President’s office by April 30, 2018. Winners will be announced in early June 2018, and award funds will be transferred directly to the winners. To avoid misdirection of funds, it is imperative that nominees include a physical mailing address that will be valid in June and July, 2018.

Nomination packets should be sent to:  

Dr. Kelley Coblentz Bautch, TAK President
Department of Religious and Theological Studies
St. Edward's University
3001 South Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704-6489