The Center for the Evangelical United Brethren Heritage offers an annual award to an undergraduate, seminary, or graduate student enrolled in an institution of higher education who submits the best paper on some aspect of Evangelical United Brethren Church history, theology or church life. The Evangelical United Brethren heritage includes the history of its predecessor bodies, the Evangelical Church and the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, as well as the wider Pietist heritage from which these bodies derive.
The award is in memory of Audrie E. Reber, former missionary, author and active church-woman who was a Founding Member of the Center and a Member of its Advisory Board.
Three clean copies of each paper must be submitted accompanied by a letter of nomination from the instructor under whose supervision it was written. The paper must not be longer than 20 double-spaced typewritten or computer processed pages. It must be properly footnoted and bear evidence of thorough and reliable handling of sources using the annotation standards accepted at the school. A bibliography also must be included.
Judges for the award will consist of the Steering Committee of the Center for Evangelical United Brethren Heritage and the General Secretary for Archives and History of The United Methodist Church.
By April 1st each year, all competing papers must be in the hands of the Director of The Center for the Evangelical United Brethren Heritage, United Theological Seminary, 4501 Denlinger Road, Dayton, OH 45426.
Publication and Cash Reward
The winning paper may be published at the decision of the editor in Methodist History, and a cash award of $700 will be given.
The awards will be announced by May 1 each year. The decision of the judges is final. No award will be made if the judges determine that no paper submitted merits the award.