The Kouwenberg C.S. Lewis and Friends Collection

The Rev. Dr. Hans and Colleen Kouwenberg Endowment Scholarship

The Rev. Dr. Hans and Colleen Kouwenberg Endowment ScholarshipLetter to Lucy Barfield was established in 2020, a memorial in honour of the late Dr. Hans Kouwenberg, who served as a congregational pastor in the Presbyterian Church for over forty years and had a passion for theological education. The endowment serves to support students studying the Inklings or Inklings-related authors at Trinity Western University. The endowment also funds the ongoing care of the Dr. Hans and Colleen Kouwenberg C.S. Lewis and Friends Collection held in the Norma Marion Alloway Library and Learning Commons.

Each year, the Kouwenberg Endowment Scholarship is awarded to a second- through fourth-year undergraduate student and/or to a graduate student in the Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Humanities program who has shown academic interest in and carried out research on an Inklings or Inklings-related author (C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, Charles Williams, Owen Barfield, Dorothy L. Sayers, G. K. Chesterton, or George MacDonald).


2023 - Bret van den Brink, "[L]ike light and mirrors" Hierarchy, Mimesis, and the Artist in C.S. Lewis’ The Great Divorce
2022 - Bret van den Brink, "Harrowing the Witch's Castle: Reading the Soteriology of Narnia with Gregory of Nyssa"
2021 - Jonathan Daley, “Between Mythos and Logos: Christian Hope and Restoration in The Return of the King