The Frank Harrison III Scholarship has been established to provide scholarships to Junior or Senior level undergraduate students majoring in Philosophy who have an interest in Western Philosophy of Religion, Western Ancient Philosophy, or Western Medieval Philosophy. The award will be in the amount of $1000.00.

All materials must be submitted in hard copy to the Department of Philosophy office by 5pm, Monday, April 8, 2019, Attn. Thanassis Samaras.

 

Criteria For Selection
  • Excellence in overall grades as well as grades in the major.
  • A demonstrated strong interest in the Western Philosophy of Religion, Western Ancient Philosophy, or Western Medieval Philosophy as indicated by courses taken with content immediately related to central questions of these areas of philosophy.
  • A submitted paper dealing with some subject directly related to a topic in the Western Philosophy of Religion, Western Ancient Philosophy, or Western Medieval Philosophy
  • Selection of recipients shall not be based on financial need.
 
Application Process
  • A letter of application (one page), stating the applicant's interest in the Western Philosophy of Religion, Western Ancient Philosophy, or Western Medieval Philosophy, and describing coursework related to at least one of these areas. Examples for Western Philosophy of Religion would include, but are not limited to, courses covering topics such as proofs for the existence of a god, the problem of evil, the nature of religious knowledge, the relationship between faith and reason, and the like. Examples for Western Ancient Philosophy would include, but are not limited to, courses covering philosophers, such as the Pre-Socratics, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Epicurus, Epictetus, Marcus Aurelius, Philo of Alexandria and Plotinus. Examples for Western Medieval Philosophy would include, but are not limited to, courses covering philosophers such as Augustine, Averroes, Duns Scotus, Maimonides, Thomas Aquinas, and William of Ockham.  Please also include US mail and email addresses in the letter of application.
  • A paper dealing with a topic directly related to the Western Philosophy of Religion, Western Ancient Philosophy, or Western Medieval Philosophy.
  • A complete transcript (which may be unofficial) or Degree Audit Report.
 
Selection Process

Scholarship recipients shall be selected by the Philosophy Department Awards Committee. Dr. Frank Harrison III shall be invited to participate on the committee as a non-voting member.