If you know any prospective or potential Shimerians, make sure they know about this opportunity: Shimer's Montaigne scholarship competition for 2011 is now accepting applications. The Montaigne is an essay and discussion scholarship; one full tuition and two half tuition scholarships are provided.
You can read an interview with Naomi Neal, a previous winner of this scholarship competition, on the Shimer blog. Here is an account of the scholarship weekend last February, and a spectator and participant's account of the Montaigne competition by Adrian Nelson.
The contest is open to all prospective Shimer students, including those who wish to attend Shimer's early entrance program, its Weekend College program, or its BA to JD prelaw program.