ISI has established the William E. Simon Fellowship for Noble Purpose to recognize graduating college seniors who are pursuing lives dedicated to and distinguished by honor, generosity, service, and respect. The fellowship is named for William E. Simon.
The William E. Simon Fellowship is funded by the John Templeton Foundation, created by renowned investor, Sir John Templeton to encourage a fresh appreciation of the importance of the moral and spiritual dimensions of life for all peoples and cultures.
The Simon Fellowship is a $40,000 unrestricted grant awarded to those graduating college seniors who have demonstrated passion, dedication, a high capacity for self-direction, and originality in pursuit of a goal that will strengthen civil society. In addition, awards of $20,000 and $10,000 are made to two other outstanding students.
Examples of how recipients may use the award include:
- Engage directly in the civic life of their community.
- Help to create opportunity for others, including job creation.
- Advance their expertise.
- Fund the ultimate realization of their noble purpose.
Applicants are evaluated on the basis of the mature conception of and passion for what they hope to accomplish as well as their academic records, extracurricular activities, and letters of recommendation.
Students must provide completed applications that include:
- An application form
- A 5-10 page narrative essays detailing past efforts, future plans, and individual philosophy for living a life of noble purpose
- A one page outline of prior education, awards, fellowships, and internships
- Official transcripts of all undergraduate course work
- A letter of recommendation relevant to the applicant’s noble purpose
- The postmark deadline for applications is January 16, 2012. The 2012–2013 fellows will be announced in June 2012. ISI will notify each applicant by mail.
- Applicants must be U.S. citizens, who graduated in Fall 2011, or who will graduate in Spring 2012.
- Narrative essays must be 12 point standard font, and double spaced.
- Academic letters of recommendation must be sent by the recommender.
- Transcripts may be mailed by the issuing institution or the applicant.
Note: Applications that do not meet the above criteria will not be considered.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications should be postmarked by January 16, 2012.
Mail application materials to:
Intercollegiate Studies Institute
3901 Centerville Road
Wilmington, DE 19807-1938
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