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Detailed information for applicants can be found on the Porter Scholarship information page.

Roderick Boyd Porter Memorial Scholarship Application Form

Due Date: March 10, 2019

Part I. Applicant Information

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Part II. Humanities Courses Taken and In Progress

Note: The selection committee will secure a transcript of your academic work to date from the Registrar for consideration along with your application.

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Part III. Campus Organizations and Activities

Please list all John Carroll organizations, activities, and service in which you participate that are relevant to the Humanities.
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Please list and/or describe all John Carroll activities relevant to the Humanities that you have personally initiated or led.
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Part IV. Essay

  • Please write an essay of about 500-600 words (typewritten, double-spaced, with one-inch margins) considering the following: 

    Disregarding the warnings of the institutional review board, (evil) social scientists capture an island and divide its inhabitants: one half are banned from studying the humanities. What happens next?
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Part V. Letters of Recommendation

Secure two letters of recommendation from members of the John Carroll Community. Solicit letters from faculty members who know you well. At least one of your recommenders must be a full-time faculty member (preferably tenured or tenure track). Ask for the letter of recommendation at least two weeks before the deadline. 

Faculty members should email the recommendation letters directly to

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