President’s scholarship honors student engagement
January 13, 2014
President Glassner has announced a President’s Scholarship for Student Engagement to award $5,000 to four students with sophomore standing in 2013-14 for use in their junior year.
Glassner explained that the award is for students whose engagement in their liberal arts experience inside and outside the classroom is of such high quality and visibility as to be exemplary for their peers. Further, he notes that the awards are renewable for the senior year based on continued excellence, making this a $10,000 scholarship for the students who earn it.
Awardees will be determined through a process of faculty nomination and assessment. Current faculty members are invited to nominate advisees or students they know from classroom experience or the student’s involvement in campus extracurricular activities. A group of emeriti faculty who themselves have demonstrated commitment to the College’s liberal arts mission will review applications from the students who have been nominated and meet the GPA requirement of 3.25 or better. Finally, the emeriti faculty member committee will recommend recipients to President Glassner.
“The value of this scholarship extends far beyond those who receive it,” Glassner remarked. “Living it daily, we often forget what a privilege a liberal arts education is these days; this award not only recognizes students who have not lost sight of that fact, but hopefully the mere act of competing for it will renew or ignite in others that recognition.”
The scholarship is awarded regardless of financial need; however, the total scholarship and grant funds received by a student from all sources may not exceed the total cost of tuition, room, and board.