Attention Grad Students and Seminarians: The Abdel Ross Wentz Prize 2019

Read below for information on the Abdel Ross Wentz Prize 2019:

Abdel Ross Wentz was a leading figure in American Lutheranism. From 1916-1956 he was a professor of church history and later President of the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg. Wentz also served as the first vice-president of the Lutheran World Federation. His family established with the Lutheran Historical Society of the Mid-Atlantic an endowment providing prize money for the best history paper on a topic related to North American Lutheranism produced by a first-degree seminarian or graduate student. The prize is in the amount of $2,500. Read more about Wentz and the prize details on the society’s web site: Papers for consideration by the prize committee should include a letter of recommendation from a professor along with two copies and a cover sheet which includes the author’s contact information (address, phone, email), institution, and degree program to be postmarked by August 31, 2019 and mailed to

Lutheran Historical Society of the Mid-Atlantic

61 Seminary Ridge

Gettysburg, PA 17325

An electronic copy of the paper should also be emailed to Attention to Pastor Stephen Herr.

Scholars with a special interest in Lutheran history in the American West may also be interested in the Arrington-Prucha Prize: