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Student Awards and Scholarships

Dr. Carol A. Keene Scholarship in Philosophy

Robert A. Gray Memorial Award in Philosophy

John Mareing Philosophy Scholarship

Mary A. Maguire Dunnagan History/Philosophy Writing Contest Award

Ober Honors Award in Philosophy

Religious Studies Scholarship

Gertruke C. Drake Award for Excellence in Classical Languages

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Dr. Carol A. Keene Scholarship in Philosophy:  

The Dr. Carol A. Keen Scholarship in Philosophy is an annual award given to an SIUE undergraduate student majoring in philosophy. The scholarship is for $2000. Applications due January 25, 2016. Apply at siue.academicworks.com

Students interested in being considered for the Dr. Carol A. Keene Scholarship must meet eligibility requirements, which include: (1) being a declared major in philosophy (2) have completed 45 credit hours by the end of fall 2015 (3) earned a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 and a 3.5 in philosophy classes. The scholarship is by application. Required application materials include: (1) a writing sample that demonstrates superior writing and critical thinking skills and (2) a letter of support from a philosophy faculty member that attests to the student’s critical thinking and writing skills, as well as the student’s academic and personal integrity. Students who have completed 75 hours must also submit a research proposal for a senior assignment project. Keene scholarships awarded for a student’s junior year may be renewed for the senior year.

2015: David Favre

Keene

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Robert A. Gray Memorial Award in Philosophy: 

The Robert A. Gray Memorial Award is given annually to a student in the philosophy program. The award is for $200. Applications due January 25, 2016.  Apply at siue.academicworks.com

The Robert A. Gray Memorial Award is restricted to philosophy majors and is by nomination only. Students interested in being considered for the award must have a philosophy faculty member write a nominating letter, which the student needs to upload to the Academic Works forum. Nominating faculty should also submit a separate support letter for the nominated student. The support letter should address the ways in which the student has displayed academic excellence in the student’s pursuit of a philosophy major.    

2015: Stephen Wilke

2014: David Grybinas

2013: Robert Budron

2012: Erik Zimmerman (URCA Associate at SIUE)

2011: Jason Johannpeter

2010: Kelsey Borrowman

For a complete list of recipeints, click here.

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John Mareing Philosophy Scholarship: 

The John Mareing Philosophy Scholarship is an annual award given to a student majoring in philosophy. The award is for $2200. Applications due January 25, 2016. Apply at siue.academicworks.com

 The John Mareing Philosophy Scholarship is by application. Students are eligible for the award if: (1) they are a declared major or minor in philosophy (2) have earned at least 60 credit hours (3) have achieved at minimum a 2.75 GPA. Students interested in being considered for the award must complete their application by uploading to Academic Works an essay of 1500-2500 words that addresses the relevance and role philosophy has on some issue. Additional information regarding the essay can be found  here.

2015: Stephen Wilke

Mareing

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Mary A. Maguire Dunnagan History/Philosophy Writing Contest Award: 

The Mary A. Maguire Dunnagan History/Philosophy Writing Contest is an award given to a student who has written an exceptional paper in either intellectual history or the history of philosophy. The award is for $500. Applications due January 25, 2016. 

 The Mary A. Maguire Dunnagan Award is restricted to graduate and undergraduate students in History and Philosophy, requires a minimum GPA of 3.0 in one of those majors, and is by nomination only. Students interested in being considered for the award must: (1) Upload the paper they wish to be considered and (2) have a History or Philosophy faculty member write a nominating letter, which the student needs to upload to the Academic Works forum. Nominating faculty should also submit a separate support letter for the nominated student.


Recent Recipients of the Mary A. Maguire Dunnagan Award in the Philosophy Department:

2011: Nathaniel Dell (also named the Lincoln Academy Student Laureate in 2010, and an URCA Associate at SIUE)

2007: Laura Johnson

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Ober Honors Award in Philosophy: 

The Ober Honors Award is awarded annually in recognition of a student’s performance in a philosophy class or classes. The award is for $100. Applications due January 25, 2016. Apply at siue.academicworks.com

The Ober Honors Award is by nomination only. Any full-time student having attended a philosophy class for which they are registered is eligible for the award. Students interested in being considered for the award must have a philosophy professor write a nominating letter, which the student needs to upload to the Academic Works forum. Nominating faculty should also submit a separate support letter for the nominated student. 

2015: Teryl Thurman

2014: Michael Hensley

2013: Leon Thompson

2012: Samanthe Braswell

2011: Margaret Sherer

2010: James Feigl

For a complete list of recipients, click here.

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Religious Studies Scholarship: 

The Religious Studies Scholarship is an annual award given to a student who is a declared Religious Studies minor and is pursuing a ministerial career. The award is for $1030. Applications due February 5, 2016. Apply at siue.academicworks.com

 The Religious Studies Scholarship is by application. 

Application requirements include:

  1. The recipient of this award must be a Religious Studies minor intending to pursue a ministerial career. Do you meet these requirements?
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Resume
  4. Please submit a 2-page, double-spaced essay in which you explain your future career plans and how the Religious Studies Minor will help you achieve those ends.

2015: Grant Claunch

2014: Shane Spellmeyer

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Gertruke C. Drake Award for Excellence in Classical Languages

The Gertrude C. Drake Award is given to a SIUE student in recognition for accomplishments in the study of Latin or Greek. The award is for $100. 

The Gertrude C. Drake Award is by nomination only. Students interested in be considered for the award must have a faculty member from the Department of English, the Department of Philosophy, or the Department of Foreign Languages submit a nominating letter to the Academic Works forum. The student needs to upload the nominating letter to the Academic Works forum. Nominating faculty should also submit a letter of support for the nominated student.  

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