The Roth Prize is named for Jeffrey Roth, a founding member of the Mercersburg Society. It aims to promote the study of Mercersburg Theology from a variety of angles.

This annual prize of $750 is given for the best student paper on any topic, historical or contemporary, pertaining to Mercersburg Theology. Undergraduate, graduate, and seminary students are welcome to submit papers written in their courses or arising from independent study. It is expected that papers will be approximately 15-20 pages in length, complete with appropriate documentation.

The recipient of the prize will be invited to present the winning essay at a Mercersburg Society Convocation (held annually in June). At the decision of the editors, the paper may then be published in the New Mercersburg Review.

Inquiries may be sent to Dr. Anne Thayer:

Submissions for 2021 must be received by May 20, 2021.