In 2001, a fund was established by the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions to honor Sr. Joan Tabat, OSF whose earthly life was cut short by a tragic auto accident. A member of our Board of Directors for many years, “Joannie” was a tireless champion of the liturgical reform. In addition to her national work, she served dioceses in Illinois and in Florida. A $1000 scholarship was to be awarded annually to a student who is pursuing a graduate degree in Liturgical Studies or related field.
Applications must be received before June 1 each year. The application should include a cover letter on what the recipient would plan to do with the funds (including the course of study); a curriculum vitae; and two letters of references from professors or from immediate supervisors at the parish or diocese. Finally, the application should include an endorsement letter from the applicant’s diocesan Director of the Office of Worship.
2020 - Lauren Johnson and Darnell St. Romain
2018 - David Wood
2017 - Victoria Zibell
2016 - Larry Barton
2015 - Brother David Wilding, OSB
2014 - Daniel Demski
2013 - Nathan Chase
2012 - Sr. Loretta Beckius, C.K.
2011 - Elizabeth Hicks
2010 - Claire M. Anderson
2009 - Solveiga Palionis
2008 - Kristopher Seaman
2007 - Sr. Anita Louise Lowe, O.S.B
2005 - Carrie Marcotte
2004 - Rev. R. Gabriel Pavarnik, O.P.
2003 - Diana Macalintal
2002 - Karin Barret