Our Scholarship Recipients Say....

“While at the EBAF, I learned a lot about discussing sensitive or contentious topics with a variety of people in respectful ways. This is a truly invaluable skill in both my teaching and in everyday life. Being able to engage in conversation on difficult topics with those with whom we do not always agree is an important ability in our increasingly polarised world.”
– Rivkah Gillian Glass (2018-19), PhD Candidate, University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC

“My stay at the École provided the opportunity to spend concentrated, uninterrupted time making significant headway on two academic projects…. In addition to this professional aspect, I also thoroughly enjoyed participating in the community and taking advantage of the location of the École. I relished interacting with the priests and other researchers there, including lunch conversations about Hebrew philology, text criticism, or other esoteric topics that were intriguing and unique. The international nature of the community was truly inspiring, and I emerged with new friends and academic contacts from Mexico, Poland, France, Germany, Italy and India, among others. The Êcole also provided a wonderful base from which to experience and explore Jerusalem…. All in all this was an unforgettable experience.”
– Derek Suderman (2017), Associate Professor of Religious and Theological Studies at Conrad Grebel College, University of Waterloo, Waterloo ON

“I am extremely grateful for the generous support of the Canadian Friends of the École Biblique. The École offered an ideal (and truly idyllic) scholarly and research environment for my work.”
– Daniel Fisher (2014), PhD candidate, University of California Berkeley, now Assistant Professor of Bible at Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati OH

“I often think of my semester at the École as one of the happiest periods of my life.  In fact, I’m still in contact with some of the friends that I made there.”
– Agnes Choi (2008), PhD student at St. Michael’s College, Toronto, now Associate Professor at Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma WA