We have several honor society and student awards.
In 2015 Furman inducted its first members into Theta Alpha Kappa. The honor society offers our students the opportunity to compete for national scholarship awards and to submit essays for publication in the organization’s Journal. Theta Alpha Kappa is an affiliated society of the American Academy of Religion and is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies.
The Department is pleased to announce a new departmental honor, the Robert L. Cate Research Fellowship, established in 2006 in honor of Baptist pastor and professor Dr. Robert L. Cate. The award, consisting of a stipend and a research opportunity with faculty, will be given each year to a junior or senior religion major.
A reference volume “to honor students who have achieved excellence in biblical or theological studies,” awarded to the senior religion major(s) with the highest academic average(s).
An ad hoc award for a senior major whom the department wishes to honor for service or achievement falling outside the categories of the above awards.
This award honors a graduating senior for excellence in the study of world religions and for promotion of inter-religious understanding and dialogue.
*Given by both the Religion Department and the Chaplain’s office
Endowed by the Rev. and Mrs. James L. Baggott, this annual award is given on the basis of academic achievement and Christian character and for being an outstanding volunteer in church-related vocations.
Endowed by the Rev. and Mrs. James L. Baggott, this annual award is based on Christian dedication, leadership, academic record and promise of outstanding service as minister and preacher.