Templeton Prize

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The Dudley Folk Templeton Memorial Prize in Religion

The 2022 Deadline to apply has passed! Please check back on Commencement to view the prize winner.


Awarded for Writing on a Topic in Religion

Established by John M. Templeton in honor of his wife, Judith Dudley Folk Templeton, Class of 1934, the Templeton Prize is awarded to a current Wellesley senior for accomplished writing on a topic in Religion. 
Am I eligible?
  • Only current seniors are eligible to apply.
How do I apply?
  • Students may submit a piece of writing on a religion topic from any genre–including essays, fiction, poems, editorials, and creative non-fiction–all are welcome. The maximum length allowed for any piece is 25 pages. 
  • Submissions are accepted from any point during the student's Wellesley career, as long as the student is a current senior.
  • Only one submission will be accepted per student. 
  • Submit a pdf copy of your writing to Margaret Kennedy at mk110@wellesley.edu with "Templeton Prize Submission 2022" in the subject heading.
  • Submissions will be read by faculty as anonymously, and personal information about the submitters will not be available until after winners are selected.
When is the deadline?
  • Applications for Spring 2022 are due by April 20, 2022 at 11:59pm EST (Boston time).
What is the value of the award?
  • The winner will recieve a $500 Prize and their name will be announced in the Commencement program. 

You may contact Margaret Kennedy at mk110@wellesley.edu with any questions.