The Neale Bennet Leadership Award


The Neale Bennet Leadership Award has been established to support new students to Atlantic School of Theology and in recognition of the contribution made to AST by Rev. Canon Neale Bennet (MDiv'04) during his service as President of the University from 2015 to 2022.

The Neale Bennet Leadership Award is to be awarded to an entering (first-year) domestic or international student in any full- or part-time graduate degree or diploma program. The award is given based on financial need and excellence in leadership demonstrated in a non-religious sector before beginning theological studies. The successful applicant will be visionary, courageous, committed to social justice, and a recognized organizational change maker whose positive values are evident in their leadership work. Selection will be made by a panel based on an essay and written references.

The principal will be endowed and not used. Funds will be invested in accordance with the current investment policy of AST. The award will be made from interest earned each year.

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