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Scholarships

The David Hume Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded yearly in April to the philosophy major or minor who writes the best paper in the analytical tradition of Hume with emphasis on clear argumentation, concern for language, and scientific evidence if appropriate.

Guidelines

  • The recipient must be a full-time junior or non-graduating senior and have maintained a 3.0 GPA.  
  • The topic of the paper submitted for the competition may be derived from courses taken in the Department of Philosophy at Texas State University.
  • The paper must be typewritten, double-spaced. 
  • Deadline for submission to the Chair of the Department of Philosophy is March 1.

The Chair will convene a review committee to select the best paper. 

Award

The presentation will be at the College of Liberal Arts Awards Day Ceremony in April.

The stipend is $1,000.


Click here for online submission for the David Hume scholarship

The Glenn and Donna Joy Scholarship in Philosophy and Logic:

 

Criteria for receiving the scholarship:

Each year the Department of Philosophy will announce and open applications for the Glenn and Donna Joy Scholarship. Applicants will be asked to submit a brief (not more than 250 words) statement explaining the importance or relevance of logic.

Student responses must be submitted to the Department Chair by March 1. Responses must be typed, double-spaced, and follow either MLA or APA style.

A committee appointed by the chair will review the submitted responses. The committee will select the submission that, in the judgement of the committee members, best answers the challenge.

The author of the winning response will be awarded a $1000 academic scholarship for the following academic year.

Additional criteria:

  • Overall GPA of at least 3.0 at the time of application.
  • Completion of minimum of 45 credit hours at the time of application. Scholarship is for upper level undergraduates.
  • GPA in PHIL courses of at least 3.0.

 

Award:
The presentation will be at the College of Liberal Arts Awards Day Ceremony in April.


CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT AN ONLINE APPLICATION FOR THE GLENN AND DONNA JOY SCHOLARSHIP

The Victor Holk Graduate Scholarship in Philosophy, Sustainability, and Creativity:

 

Each year the Department of Philosophy will announce open applications for the The Victor Holk Graduate Scholarship in Philosophy, Sustainability, and Creativity. Applicants will be asked to submit a brief (not more than 250 words) statement explaining their interest in, and the importance of, graduate study in Philosophy, Sustainability, or Creativity.

Student applicants must be submitted to the Department Chair by March 1. Responses must be typed, double-spaced, and follow either MLA or APA style.

A committee appointed by the chair will review the submitted responses. The committee will select the submission that, in the judgement of the committee members, best explains the importance for the student of graduate study in Philosophy, Sustainability, or Creativity.

Additional Criteria:

  • Overall GPA of at least 3.5 at the time of application, for current graduate students.
  • Overall GPA of at least a 3.0 for graduating senior undergraduates.
  • Graduate Standing, or acceptance to the Graduate College, for the study in Philosophy or Sustainability.

Award:

When possible, the presentation will be at the College of Liberal Arts Award Day Ceremony in April.

The author of the winning response will be awarded $1000 scholarship for the following academic year.

 

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT AN ONLINE APPLICATION FOR THE VICTOR HOLK SCHOLARSHIP


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