Awards, Honor Societies, and Student Religious Organizations
- Roger H. Crook Scholarship
- McLain Memorial Award
- Romulus Ferdinand Hall and Bessie Stanton Hall Scholarship
- Rebecca Jean Morris Lewis Scholarship
- Jo Welch Hull Scholarship
Roger H. Crook Scholarship
The Roger H. Crook Scholarship Fund is to provide financial assistance for Meredith College students who are majoring in religion and philosophy and who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement. The recipients will be rising juniors or seniors at Meredith and will be selected by the members of the faculty of the Department of Religion & Philosophy. The fund was established by friends and former students of Dr. Crook to express their appreciation for his many contributions to Meredith College during his nearly forty years as a member of the faculty in the Department of Religion & Philosophy.
McLain Memorial Award
This award is given in memory of Dr. Ralph McLain, long-time professor and head of the Religion and Philosophy Department. It is awarded annually to a Meredith senior entering graduate school to pursue some form of church-related service. Qualifications considered include scholarly achievement, Christian character, and contributions to the Meredith community.
Romulus Ferdinand Hall and Bessie Stanton Hall Scholarship
The Romulus Ferdinand Hall and Bessie Stanton Hall Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by Dr. Hugh Lee McKinney and his wife, Edith Hall McKinney, and daughter, Elaine McKinney Lennon, in loving memory of Mrs. Edith Hall McKinney’s beloved parents to perpetuate her love, goodness, and purpose in the lives of young people. The scholarship is to provide financial assistance to Religion Majors or students receiving a Certification in Church Music during their third and/or fourth year of study while at Meredith College.
Rebecca Jean Morris Lewis Scholarship
The Rebecca Jean Morris Lewis Scholarship Fund is to provide a scholarship for a woman enrolled at Meredith College who is preparing herself for some form of Christian ministry. The scholarship is to be awarded on the basis of merit and/or need.
Jo Welch Hull Scholarship
This fund was established by Dr. James E. Hull to honor Jo Welch Hull’s dedication of service and commitment to Early Childhood Education and Spiritual Growth & Development to perpetuate her interest in providing love, friendship and support for Meredith College. Jo Welch Hull, or “Betty Jo Welch” as she was known, graduated from Meredith College in 1953. This scholarship is awarded to a Child Development major or a Religion major.
Theta Alpha Kappa
Theta Alpha Kappa is the National Honorary Society for Religious and/or Theological Studies. Meredith’s chapter was chartered and founded in 2001.
The chapter's purposes, like those of Theta Alpha Kappa (TAK), are to promote and recognize academic excellence in the academic study of religion; to promote student research in the field; and to provide a forum for the exchange of shared interests. One does not have to be a religion major in order to qualify for membership in TAK, but potential inductees must meet the following requirements:
- Earn at least 12 credit hours in religion, with a 3.5 grade point average in these courses
- Have an overall grade point average of 3.0
- Must be in the top 35% of their class
Meredith College also has several student organizations with a religious focus. Visit www.meredith.edu/student-life/clubs-organizations.htm for a complete list.