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.
2002 - Karin Barret
2003 - Diana Macalintal
2004 - Rev. R. Gabriel Pavarnik, O.P.
2005 - Carrie Marcotte
2007 - Sr. Anita Louise Lowe, O.S.B
2008 - Kristopher Seaman
2009 - Solveiga Palionis
2010 - Claire M. Anderson
2011 - Elizabeth Hicks
2012 - Sr. Loretta Beckius, C.K.
2013 - Nathan Chase
2014 - Daniel Demski
2015 - Brother David Wilding, OSB
2016 - Larry Barton
2017 - Victoria Zibell