Awards in Religious Studies

Israel Goldstein Award

$1,000 will be awarded to each of two Penn undergraduates who have completed
research evaluating religion as a force of social progress in the United
States. The project should ideally focus on Philadelphia and must have
culminated in a paper. Projects that may be expanded into undergraduate honors
theses are welcomed. The prize will be awarded at the end of the spring
semester, 2006, and will be announced in the Commencement Program. 

To Apply for the Israel Goldstein Prize, please send the following materials:
1. a cover letter describing your research project.
2. a current c.v.
3. a clean hard copy of your paper.
to: Professor Justin McDaniel, Undergraduate Chair; Department of Religious
Studies; 201Cohen Hall; 249 S. 36th Street / 6304, by March 10.

Merle Saunders Schaff Memorial Award

This annual award of $500 is offered each spring for the best essay (or
comparable expression) demonstrating creative thinking on any subject related
to the archaeology of Ancient Israel or to Judaic religious thought through the
Middle Ages.  A special prize of $1000 will be given for an appropriate essay in
the area that led the donor to establish the prize, namely, connections between
Celtic Christianity and the religious culture of the ancient Hebrews.  Essays
should be submitted in hard copy to Justin McDaniel in the Religious Studies
Department, 201 Cohen Hall.  Questions may be addressed to: Deadline: Wednesday, March 12.