The Bible Division invites graduating M.A. and M.Div. seniors to submit papers for the Milton Prize for outstanding work in Old Testament and the Bruce Prize for outstanding work in New Testament. These prizes will be awarded at commencement to the students submitting the best papers in the area of Old Testament and New Testament studies. The prizes include monetary awards and bragging rights.
The papers submitted may be course papers, independent study projects, or papers written for the contest. Papers should not exceed 6,000 words in length.
To submit an essay for consideration for the Milton Prize or the Bruce Prize, send it as an email attachment to the Chair of the Bible Division, Kathryn Schifferdecker (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Monday, April 22, 2019. For details on judging criteria, go to
For more information, contact Prof. Kathryn Schifferdecker, email@example.com.