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William T. Blackstone Honors Philosophy Scholarship

William Blackstone
William T. Blackstone

The William T. Blackstone Honors Philosophy Scholarship is an annual award in the amount of $1500, awarded to an Honors student who has demonstrated overall academic excellence and a strong interest in philosophy. It honors the memory of William T. Blackstone who served as the Head of the Department of Philosophy and taught regularly for the Honors Program.

The Scholarship is awarded in the spring semester of each academic year. All UGA Honors students majoring or minoring in philosophy, who are enrolled for Spring 2024 and are expected to graduate in Spring 2024, Summer 2024, or Fall 2024 are eligible to apply. The Scholarship recipient must be in good standing in the Honors Program at the time of application.

Application Process

Applicants should submit the following information via email to by 5:00 pm, Monday, March 25, 2024:

  • A current curriculum vitae or resumé.
  • A writing sample, such as an essay written for a philosophy course, or a description of what you plan to do in your Philosophy Honors Thesis if you are currently enrolled in PHIL 4990R (Honors Thesis). If a Philosophy Honors Thesis is already complete or in draft, then part or all of it may be used as a writing sample.
  • A complete transcript (which may be unofficial) or Degree Audit Report.
  • Please also include your US mail and email addresses and the UGA ID number.
Selection Process

Scholarship recipients shall be selected by the Philosophy Department Awards Committee.

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