Undergraduate Awards

Awards for Exceptional Academic Achievement

Lynn Taylor Memorial Award

Awards: One award of $450.
Eligibility: This award is granted to a Religious Studies graduating major who shows high academic ability, recognizes the interface of religious studies with other disciplines, and demonstrates leadership and caring for others in activities within and beyond the university.

Tim Miller Award

Awards: One award of $500.
Eligibility: This award is given annually to a student who has demonstrated outstanding scholarship in religious studies at the University of Kansas. The award recognizes general excellence in religious studies, and especially honors high achievement in research and writing in one or more of the diverse, multidisciplinary fields encompassed by the KU Department of Religious Studies.

Hattie Elizabeth Lewis Ethics Essay Award

Awards: Amount varies.
Eligibility: This award is granted to the author of an exceptional paper exploring ethics and religious studies. Papers are nominated from Religious Studies courses. This award may be granted to multiple students.

Awards for Achievement in a Religious Studies Course

Awards: Amount varies.
Eligibility: This award is given to student in undergraduate courses, as nominated by the professor of that course.

Research Awards

Awards: Amount varies.
Eligibility: This award is granted to the author of exceptional research, as nominated by professors. The research will exemplify academic excellence, great improvement, ground breaking application of theories or methods, or examination of topics that are under-researched in Religious Studies.

These awards do not require an application.

  • Students are nominated by instructors and winners are selected by a committee of faculty members.

  • Students will be notified by email if they receive an award, and they will be recognized at the Religious Studies Recognition Ceremony before graduation in May.

  • Check our website and follow us on social media for more information about Religious Studies at KU, including information about scholarships and our yearly Recognition Ceremony.