Two Associates of the Toronto Mennonite Theological Centre (TMTC) have won prestigious doctoral scholarships!
Allison Murray, a TMTC Associate and PhD Candidate at Emmanuel College has been awarded the Margaret E. Fleck Scholarship by the Toronto School of Theology's Board of Trustees. This scholarship, established in honour of Margaret E. Fleck, a graduate of Trinity College, an Anglican priest, and a former TST Board member, is awarded for "academic excellence and demonstrated capacity to communicate effectively to the broader community." More about TST Board of Trustee scholarships and awards can be found here. Allison writes,
I am so honoured to have won this scholarship. Having the Board of Trustees support my work amongst the vast array of quality scholarship done across TST is exceptionally encouraging. As I work towards completing my dissertation, the support and recognition this award provides are so appreciated. I look forward to further opportunities to develop my scholarly work and engage with various communities both inside and outside of academia.
The 2018 Fleck Scholarship is valued at $14,900. Scholars fora and various symposia held through TMTC have provided venues for Allison to engage with a broader scholarly and ministerial community, along with University of Toronto's Graduate Christian Fellowship, blogging, and congregational volunteering.
TMTC Associate and doctoral student in the Religious Studies department at McMaster University, Maxwell Kennel is a 2018 recipient of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS Doctoral Scholarship. The scholarship is valued at $35,000 per year for 36 months, and is awarded on the basis of academic excellence in a competition across Canadian universities. Max writes the following about receiving this award:
Holding a SSHRC scholarship of this kind is a great privilege, and because of the support it affords I will be better able to conduct my dissertation work on the epistemology of violence in Continental Philosophy, the Anabaptist Mennonite tradition, and the challenging work of Grace M. Jantzen. I am grateful for the essential support of my department and supervisor, as well as the forum provided by the community of scholars at TMTC, and I am looking forward to the further opportunities for collegiality and connection that this opportunity will bring.
Huge congratulations to both Allison and Max!