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Alumni Awards

CSLR students are eligible for all merit and need-based scholarships and awards through Emory Law, Candler School of Theology, and Laney’s Division of Religion. Additionally, the Center gives special prizes and awards for our students.

Savage-Lebey Scholarships in Law and Religion

The Savage-Lebey Scholarships in Law and Religion were created in 2008 by Emory Law School alumnus, Brent Savage, ‘78L, in honor of his family.

Herman Dooyeweerd Prize for Excellence in Law and Religion

The Herman Dooyeweerd Prize for Excellence in Law and Religion was created in 1994 in honor of the distinguished 20th century Dutch jurist, theologian, and philosopher, Herman Dooyeweerd. The award, made possible by the generosity of the Dooyeweerd Society, is granted to graduating joint degree candidates.

Recipients:

  • Matthew P. Cavedon (2015)
  • Christopher James Manzer (2015)
  • Amanda Mauriello Baker (2014)
  • Thomas Winchester Hendrick Buck (2014)
  • Zachary C. Eyster (2014)
  • Terri Yvonne Montague (2014)
2015 Dooyeweerd Recipients

Pictured: John Witte, Jr. with 2015 Dooyeweerd Award
recipients Matthew P. Cavedon and Christopher James Mazner

Eliza Ellison Prize for Leadership in Law and Religion

The Eliza Ellison Prize for Leadership in Law and Religion was created in 2009 in honor of Eliza Ellison, who served many years as the Center’s Associate Director and then Director of Publications. The award, made possible by the generosity of the faculty, staff, current students, alumni, and friends of the Center, is awarded to a graduate who has shown special initiative in leading law and religion studies within and beyond the classroom.

Recipients:

  • Jessica Floyd (2016)
  • Christopher James Manzer (2015)
  • Terri Yvonne Montague (2014)
  • Mark Aaron Goldfeder (2013)
  • Jenny Reed Hernandez (2012)
  • Timothy Brian Green (2011)
  • Silas Webster Allard (2011)
  • Amos Prosser Davis (2010)
  • Danielle Elizabeth Goldstone (2009)

Gertie and John Witte Prize for Outstanding Work in Law and Christianity

The Gertie and John Witte Prize for Outstanding Work in Law and Christianity was created in 2014 to honor the memory of CSLR Director John Witte, Jr.'s parents. "They were wonderful souls, powerful personalities, and moral exemplars for my sisters and me," Witte said. The award honors excellence in the Christian Legal Studies program of the Center for the Study of Law and Religion.

Recipients:

  • Tobias Tatum (2016)
  • Matthew P. Cavendon (2015)