April 2, 2012 STU

Currently accepting applications for the 2012 Roderick Boyd Porter Memorial Scholarship in Humanities

Rod Porter was a singular individual, well-schooled and well-read, liberally educated in the Jesuit tradition, a student of the Classics and of classical languages, a superior writer, and a talented editor. Born in Columbus, Ohio in 1947, he graduated from John Carroll University in 1969 with a B.A. and honors in classics. He died of cancer in 1993. The Friends of Rod Porter ’69 established this annual scholarship in his honor.

To be eligible for the Porter Scholarship, students must be a current junior student who has attended John Carroll University full time for at least three consecutive semesters and who expects to graduate in December 2012 or May or August 2013. Students must have a 3.5 GPA or better, a major or strong background in a humanities field, and exemplary participation in campus and student organizations. The award amount is $9,000 for the 2012-2013 academic year.

For application materials or further information, please contact Jennifer McWeeny, chairperson of the Porter Scholarship Selection Committee and associate professor of philosophy at jmcweeny@jcu.edu. Applications, including letters of recommendation, are due Monday, April 16, at 5 p.m.