The purpose of the fund is to provide scholarships for a full-time graduate student with a demonstrated interest in ethics, either as an area of scholarly research or as an important goal in life and career. The recipient will be pursuing an MA in philosophy, an MA with a concentration or certificate in professional ethics, or in some other graduate area in which ethics is an important part, such as nursing or neuroethics. Preference will be given to the students who can show significant financial need. The recipient will submit a one-page statement on how they perceive they will use ethics in the future. This is a two-year scholarship and the renewal for the second year is contingent upon the student maintaining a strong academic record.
The purpose of the fund is to support one $5000 graduate fellowship within the Department of Philosophy on an annual basis. Recipients of the award will submit a 1,500 to 2,000-word essay written on a topic relating to freemasonry to the scholarship selection committee and the chair of the department. Recipients will be pursuing graduate degrees in philosophy, will be full-time, in-state students, and will qualify on the basis of academic merit and financial need. The scholarship is renewable for previous recipients who opt to reapply for consideration.